Location: Redondo Beach, California
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Young Professionals are returning to Northrup Grumman to tour the James Webb Space Telescope. We first visited last October and are fortunate to have another chance. If you missed the first time, now is your opportunity to see it before it is deployed next year. Space is limited, so if you were part of the group in October, please allow others the opportunity to join.
Scheduled to launch in 2019, the telescope is currently under testing at Northrop Grumman. It is part of NASA’s next generation space program. Utilizing its unparalleled resolution and sensitivity, it is tasked with investigating the formation of the first galaxies, stars, and planets as well as imaging exoplanets and novas beyond the reach of current technology.
The tour will include views of the mirrors, sun shield, and bus for the telescope. It is being lead by IEEE member and Young Professional, Walter Iu.
This is a unique opportunity to observe and learn about a preeminent engineering accomplishment of modern times.
Unfortunately, this event is open to US citizens only. All attendees must bring a government-issued ID.