Science Cafe: Comparing James Web and Hubble Telescopes
November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Comparing James Web and Hubble Telescopes
The Hubble Space Telescope is currently the worlds largest and most advanced space telescope. Over the pas 29 years our knowledge of planets, stars, galaxies and the universe expanded because of the Hubble. The pictures are very dramatic. Sadly, the Hubble is approaching its end of useful life as a space telescope. The replacement is the James Webb Space Telescope. It exceeds the capabilities of the Hubble. The presentation focuses on the workings, science and operation of both the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes.
About Our Speaker:
Mr. Bruce Cranford, Jr. is a docent at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, having earned his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Catholic University in Washington DC and his Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering from George Washington University. Mr. Cranford has served as President of the of Potomac Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers, is a Speaker at the Montgomery College’s Lifelong Learning Institute, a Space and Energetic Materials consultant, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has published over 70 articles and four books on space, energy, and energetic materials. Bruce also developed medical equipment for field medical services (Better known as MASH). He developed the first automated mobile patient Chemical – Nuclear- and biological decontaminating unit.