For our November lecture we are really pleased to have back Professor Jorick Vink from the Armagh Observatory along to give us a talk. Jorick was last with us in 2017 and it’s great to be able to have him back. The title of his talk is ‘First Light with the James Webb Space Telescope’, I’m sure you will agree with me, I’m really interested to hear how our local astronomers are getting on with this long awaited space telescope!
This talk will take place in our usual venue at Ballyclare High School Lecture theatre, on Monday 6th November, starting at 8pm sharp. Directions can be found here!
About the talk:
He was awarded an RCUK Academic Fellowship at Keele University in 2005 before moving to Armagh Observatory in 2007 where he became a Research Astronomer.
He was Acting director of Armagh planetarium in 2015-2016, and received a visiting Professorship from the University of Leeds in 2017.
His main research interests are in stellar evolution, atmospheres, and winds from massive stars up to explosion.
He is currently Principal Investigator (PI) of the ESO-VLT Large Programme: “X-Shooting ULLYSES: the physics of massive stars at low Metallicity”.
We’re really looking forward to this talk and please make sure you clear your schedules, as you don’t want to miss this one!
As usual tea and refreshments will be available after the meeting, so this is a great chance to catch up and have a chitchat with friends before you head home!
Hope to see you all there!