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Event ID:  4099
Contact Name:  Angela Peura
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Contact Phone:  +1-571-643-5037
Organization:  International Space University Alumni Association, DC Chapter
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Dates:  9th October 2012 to 9th October 2012
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  District of Columbia
City:  Washington
Location:  Science Club (2nd floor), 1136 19th Street, NW
Event Name:  ISU-DC Space Cafe with Dr. John Mather
Event Description:  The International Space University-US Alumni Association’s Washington, DC Chapter presents monthly Space Cafes! These events bring together prominent experts on space, ISU alumni, the space community, and the interested public in a casual forum that encourages interaction and discussion. The Space Cafes take place on the second Tuesday of every month and begin at 7pm. The Space Cafes are hosted by the Science Club, located at 1136 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC on the second floor: This month’s speaker will be Dr. John Mather, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Senior Project Scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, who will speak on the topic “Hunting for the first stars and looking for another Earth with the James Webb Space Telescope”. Come hear how NASA is discovering the origins of the universe and detecting evidence of habitable planets. Please join us on Tuesday, October 9th to hear what Dr. Mather has to say and add your voice to the discussion. There’s no need to RSVP, but if you have questions or suggestions for future speakers, please feel free to contact me at We’d like to thank the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ National Capital Section for their co-sponsorship of Space Café – we look forward to their participation in this and future events!
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Report on the Results:  Approximately 32 people came to this event, which featured some stunning imagery from Hubble Space Telescope and projections of what JWST will be capable of revealing. The presentation was followed by a fascinating Q&A.
Attendance:  32
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