James Webb Space Telescope Image Showcase

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IEEE Lone Star Section Life Members Affinity Group, San Antonio

The James Webb Space Telecope (JWST) has changed our understanding of the universe, and we're only just getting started! In this talk, Prof. Packham will highlight why the JWST is so revolutionary, and showcase some of the most amazing images and he will explain why they are marveling astronomers around the world!

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  • Date: 22 Jun 2023
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • La Fonda Alamo Heights
  • 8633 Crownhill Blvd
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • United States 78209

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  • Please note: There is a $10.00 charge for each registrant and guest. Remainder of the tab will be picked up by our Chapter.

    We no longer offer virtual attendance via Zoom.

    Larry Higgins: twodocs@ieee.org



  • Starts 24 May 2023 12:00 AM
  • Ends 21 June 2023 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • 8 in-person spaces left!
  • No Admission Charge


Chris Packham. PhD Chris Packham. PhD of University of Texas , San Antonio


JWST Image Showcase

Plwasw note: Meeting date has been moved up one week from 3rd Thursday to the 4th Thursday, this month, only.


Dr . Packham earned his undergraduate degree in applied physics and his  doctorate  in astrophysics - both at the University of Hartfordshire. He is a professor in the College of Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

His current research foci are in supermassive black holes for the world's largest /most advanced telescopes. He currently leads an international group of astronomers who use large telescopes to examine supermassive black holes in external galaxies. He is also jointly leading an instrumentation examnation for the next generation of telescopes (the International Thirty Meter Telescope), particularly with colleagues in Japan, Hawaii and California. This work will lead to a deeper understanding of supermassive black holes, their creation in galaxies, and perhaps, provide hints at a key outstanding question in astronomy - which came first, the supermassive black holes, or the galaxy host. Using the same instruments, he expects to catch planets forming around stars.


Address:UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy, , San Antonio, United States


11:30: Business meeting: Call to order, minutes of last meeting, treasurer's report, committee reports, new business,

12:00: Lunch

12:30: Technical talk and discussion