Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

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Type: Astrophotography

Held on: Jan 08, 2019 (Tue) at 07:00 PM to Jan 08, 2019 (Tue) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Matt Dieterich, Technical Services Manager, Planewave Instruments

Location: Museum of Flight Red Barn Classroom

Event Coordinator: Matt Dahl

Topic: Nightscapes, How Can Our Astroimages Transcend the Digital World?

How can our astrophotos last forever in today’s digital society? For many, the enjoyment is in capturing and processing an astrophoto, but are there more beneficial ways to promote our work outside the digital world? The answer is yes, and we should share our astrophotography in a manner that reaches larger audiences and lasts for future generations.  For full summary, see "Notes" section below.

This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required!

Meets second Tuesday of the month in the Red Barn Classroom at the Museum of Flight.

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Latitude 47.517993, Longitude -122.2963839

Notes

How can our astrophotos last forever in today’s digital society? For many, the enjoyment is in capturing and processing an astrophoto, but are there more beneficial ways to promote our work outside the digital world? The answer is yes, and we should share our astrophotography in a manner that reaches larger audiences and lasts for future generations. The two routes Matt takes to share my astrophotography are by creating fine-art prints and submitting images for print publications. Matt says, "In a world filled with digital media, the satisfaction of hanging my prints on the wall, or viewing one of my astrophotos in a magazine is very fulfilling."

During this presentation, Matt will share highlights from my 12 year astrophotography career. In 2015, Matt followed his astrophotography dream of capturing some of the darkest skies in the United States. That summer he served as an Astronomy Ranger intern at Mount Rainier National Park educating park visitors about the night sky and astrophotography. Before embarking on the 6,000 mile road trip, he had no idea two of his astrophotos would receive an APOD and become a USPS Forever Stamp by the end of summer. Lastly, he will discuss highlights from becoming an ACEAP Ambassador in 2017 where we visited professional observatories in Chile in order to promote astronomy education.

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posted 8 days ago

Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for TONIGHT Jan 08, 2019, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

We have a real treat this month!  Matthew Dieterich, Techincal Services Manager at Planewave Instruments, will be talking to us about printing and publishing our astrophotographs.  Matt has been an astrophotographer for over a decade, and most recently had one of his prints immortalized as a Forever Stamp with the USPS (http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2016/pr16_029.htm).  This will be an excellent talk.  I hope everyone can make it!

posted 11 days ago

Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for Jan 08, 2019, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us!

There has been a change in schedule for speakers for this month (the originally scheduled talk for this month has been moved to March).  We are fortunate that renowned astrophotographer and Technical Services Manager at Planewave Instruments, Matt Dieterich, will be in town and has graciously agreed to speak to our group!  He will be giving a talk entitled, "Nightscapes, How Can Our Astroimages Transcend the Digital World?"  We look forward to seeing you all there!

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