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  • SMAS March Winter Lecture Series

    Posted on February 28th, 2022 Lynn Powers No comments

    Join us Thursday March 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. via zoom.

    The SMAS Winter Lecture Series continues, we will be joined by Jack Howard who will give a zoom presentation starting at 7:00 p.m. 
    “Hello Out There – Anybody Home?” – the search for intelligent life among nearby planetary systems.  
    One of the mission directives for the James Webb Space Telescope is to look for exoplanets, so this seems timely. 
    Jack Howard first became interested in astronomy and space exploration when Sputnik was launched, Echo I crossed the night sky, and the race to the Moon began. He earned a BS in physics and math at King College and a master’s degree in astronomy from James Cook University. In 2000, he started the astronomy program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina, where he teaches physics and astronomy. Since then, he has shared the wonders of space and the excitement of discovery with diverse groups in the Charlotte (NC) area. Jack is a member of the Charlotte astronomy club. His main interests are solar system exploration, exoplanet research, human space flight, and cosmology.

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