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Oil Region Astronomical Society Virtual Public Night
July 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Astrophotography: Taking the Next Step
Astrophotography is the intersection of art and science. The prospective astrophotographer gains a deeper understanding of the night sky, telescopes, cameras, and computers, becomes proficient in the use of software tools like Lightroom and Photoshop, gains a good eye for composition, form, and color, is able to brave sub-freezing temperatures in the winter and vicious mosquitoes in the summer, and (perhaps above all) is lucky. Astrophotography is at once the oldest and the newest of the arts. From the earliest cave paintings showing the location of supernovas and constellations to the newest digitally-enhanced megapixel wonders, astrophotography appeals to our innate desires as artists to annotate, depict, and express the natural world around us. Join us for a discussion on the more advanced astrophotography techniques. This is a follow-up to the presentation on June 13th.
Advance registration is required. Go here to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OrasPublic . You will then receive an e-mail with a link to connect.
About the Presenter: Mr. Ed Ting is a world-renowned amateur astronomer. His works have appeared in Sky & Telescope, Night Sky, Skywatch 20xx, Amateur Astronomy, Discover, and Popular Mechanics magazines. His writings have been translated into several languages, and he speaks frequently on the topics of astronomy and astrophotography. He has been on New Hampshire Public Radio, and on the Manchester, NH based TV program, Star Hop. His web site, www.scopereviews.com, is a widely-read telescope review web site. His astrophotos have been exhibited at several art galleries throughout the northeast US. He is an ACEAP Ambassador to Chile and a NASA Solar System Ambassador (SSA). He holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art where he taught English Composition, Creative Writing, and astrophotography, and an MA from Dartmouth, where his thesis on astronomical imaging won the 2020 Byam Shaw-Brownstone MALS Thesis Excellence Award in General Liberal Studies. His astronomy YouTube channel gets approximately 1 million views each year.