Exploring the Universe with Light

About the event

The Department of Physics and Optical Science, In Collaboration with the Charlotte Amateur Astronomy Club, is hosting NASA Mission Systems Engineer Mike Menzel, who will present the keynote talk, “Exploring the Universe with Light.” Menzel, and other invited speakers, will explain the impact optical science and the James Webb Space Telescope have had on our understanding of our environment, from human biology to the evolution of the universe. He will be joined by faculty from the UNC Charlotte Department of Physics and Optical Science Jay Mathews, presenting “Changing the World with Light: Optics and Photonics for the Future” and Susan Trammell, presenting “Light as a Tool to Improve Human Health.”


The event will be hosted at the McKnight Hall in the Cone University Center. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 5:00-7:00PM EST

Register for the Event HERE

For additional info about the speakers, please refer to the UNC Charlotte Observatory page