College students at Avondale Group Faculty in Rathdrum have been seeing stars final month, as famend astrophysicist and software program developer Dr Patrick Kavanagh dropped by to show them concerning the monumental James Webb Area Telescope.
he acclaimed astrophysicist spoke to greater than 200 second and third yr Avondale Group Faculty college students as a part of Nationwide Science Week. He described intimately how the James Webb is the costliest object ever flown and the way it’s 100 occasions extra highly effective than the Hubble Area Telescope Hubble
Dr Kavanagh is a member of the Irish staff of scientists who helped assemble and work on the telescope, which is the results of a world collaboration between NASA, the European Area Company (ESA) and the Canadian Area Company.
A spokesperson for Avondale Faculty stated: “Dr Kavanagh was so gracious and type along with his time. He spoke for 2 hours concerning the James Webb Area Telescope, which was launched into house on Christmas Day in 2021.
“The speak was an over whelming success. He opened up many minds to the potential for working on this rising and interesting areas of astrophysics, aerospace science and astronomy.”