Every January, Zonta clubs throughout the world celebrate Amelia Earhart.
Zonta International was the only non-flying organization that Amelia Earhart joined in her short, intense life. She had been a member of the Zonta Club of New York, USA, since 1930 when she disappeared on July 2, 1937 while attempting to be the first pilot to circle the world by air at the equator. The following year, Zonta International vowed to honor her memory with a scholarship for women graduate students in engineering.
January Amelia Earhart Virtual Program
January 11, 2023, 7:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Dr. Erin May
Erin will talk about what makes the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the world's newest space telescope, special, how JWST observes planets beyond our Solar System, and what we're already learning in only the first few months of science operations.
Bio: Erin is an astrophysicist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab where she studies the atmospheres of planets outside our Solar System, called exoplanets, with space-based telescopes like Hubble, Spitzer, and the new JWST. Her goal is to understand what these exoplanets are made of so we can better understand how they formed and evolved, and how different types of exoplanets relate to one another, and how they compare to planets in our Solar System.
Zoom information will be sent to club members and other interested in the presentation.
7:00PM - Social/Club Business
7:30PM - Program