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ORAS Virtual Public Night
June 19, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
“An introduction to Astrophotography”
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 locations 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 primer on the basics of this fascinating activity.
Our presenter is Mr. Ed Ting, a world-renowned amateur astronomer, whose work has appeared on TV, radio, YouTube, and in many astronomy-related publications. He also maintains the website www.scopereviews.com.
You must register in advance to attend. You will then receive a link to join the Zoom meeting. To register, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OrasPublic.