Next Meetup

Studying supermassive black holes and prospects for the new Webb Space Telescope
- This event is a production of the Atlanta Science Tavern. - It is free and open to the public. - Seating is on a first-come basis. - RSVPs are not required to attend nor do they reserve seats. - Gather for dinner by 7:00 pm. - The evening's presentation gets under way around 7:45. - Weather permitting, the meetup will be followed by some parking lot astronomy hosted by Stephen Ramsden of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. __________ Studying supermassive black holes and prospects for the new James Webb Space Telescope Misty Bentz, Associate Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy Georgia State University Misty Bentz is an astrophysicist at Georgia State University who studies the supermassive black holes which drive the enormously energetic processes that take place at the center of many galaxies. Out of more than 100 teams of scientists, her proposal, along with only a dozen others, has just been selected to be the first to use the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) which will launch in spring of next year. Please join us for our kick-off meetup at Manuel's Tavern for 2018 to hear Misty describe the research that she has done investigating these Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) and what she hopes to accomplish with the JWST once it takes up its observing station, at times, almost a million miles away from Earth.

Manuel's Tavern

602 N. Highland Ave NE · Atlanta, GA

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Public Group

If you are excited by science - but not necessarily a science professional - and you live in the Atlanta area, then the Atlanta Science Tavern is the meetup for you.

Our program is centered on a fourth Saturday of the month meeting at Manuel's Tavern, which features a speaker - typically a scientist from a nearby university or research center - who presents his or her work to a smart general audience of science enthusiasts. We also host occasional presentations as part of our ongoing Young Researchers Series, which features talks by graduate students and postdocs.

In addition, we organize social outings and field trips that provide opportunities for our members to experience science as it expresses itself in the community at large. Public lectures at local universities, most prominently the Georgia Tech College of Sciences, are a mainstay of our meetup calendar.

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