Matthew Greenhouse, lead project scientist for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will share his insights and expertise during an event hosted by Ventech, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, at Santa Barbara’s Cabrillo Pavilion.

JWST a revolutionary achievement crafted at NASA, has ushered in a new era of cosmic exploration, succeeding the iconic Hubble Space Telescope. The largest and most advanced space telescope ever engineered, JWST offers humanity a high-definition glimpse into the infrared universe.

Greenhouse will delve into the extraordinary engineering, technology, and scientific achievements of the James Webb Space Telescope, and shed light on the remarkable discoveries it has made since its launch in 2021.

The JWST overcame a slew of engineering challenges, including intricate orbit dynamics, a complex deployable sun shield, a foldable mirror, and the telescope’s most prized asset, its impressive infrared sensors, often referred to as the “eyes” of the telescope.

The contribution of local talents from Raytheon Vision Systems and Teledyne Imaging Sensors played an instrumental role in ensuring the successful deployment of these cutting-edge JWST infrared cameras.

The most exceptional feature of JWST’s infrared sensors is the ability to capture light that has traversed the cosmos for 13 billion years, going back to the beginning of time.

From the farthest reaches of the universe, JWST infrared sensors possess the incredible capability to observe the birth of stars and galaxies over an almost unfathomable expanse of time. 

Ventech, Inc. hosts prominent business and technology events on the Central Coast. Its monthly programs bring together business leaders and experts who educate and inspire entrepreneurs.

The organization’s mission is to build connections and ignite inspiration at the crossroads of business, technology and entrepreneurship. 

Pre-purchased tickets are $15 for students and $30 for general admission. Tickets purchased at the door are $40. Ticket holders will be offered complimentary appetizers, with drinks available for purchase.

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