A change to our lecture programme takes place for our February meeting when instead of members' night, the meeting will take the format of a Zoom speaker presentation.  The speaker will be Mr Martyn Wells, Optical Engineer of the UK Astronomy Telescope Centre, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, who will give a talk titled "MIRI - The (Nearly) Do Everything Mid-InfraRed Instrument on JWST!".  MIRI is the Mid-Infrared Instrument on the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope.

The lecture will start at 1930.  Watch the lecture on The ASG Youtube Channel

Martyn Wells has been based at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh since May 1995 where he now holds the position of optical engineer at the UK Astronomy Telescope Centre. He is the optics lead for the Mid-Infra Red Instrument on the recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope, a project he oversaw the optical design of, and in his talk he will detail its’ design, build and capabilities.