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October 2022

Warhawk Talk: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope: What’s It All About?

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Engagement Center, 1260 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190 United States
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After a long struggle to design and build, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally a reality. And the data are spectacular! In this general audience presentation, I will tell the story of how JWST came to be, some of the major challenges that had to be overcome, some of the early results, and things to look out for over the next year or two. This telescope was principally designed to look back to the earliest moments of galaxy…

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Citizen Science: A Tool for Bird Conservation

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cedar Crest, 1702 South River Road
Janesville, WI 53546 United States
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Increasingly, ornithological research projects have relied upon contributions of data and effort by non-scientist citizens. Such crowd-sourcing of data provides tremendously valuable data that cannot be acquired solely by scientists. There are many ways that citizens can assist scientific efforts, thereby benefiting efforts to understand and conserve our avian fauna. Several such opportunities will be discussed, with information provided to help attendees easily begin participating in citizen science. In Janesville, community members have been contributing to a long-term research project…

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