Winners of the 2021 IDA "Capture the Dark" Astrophotography Contest


Online Public

Type: General Meetings

Held on: Aug 25, 2021 (Wed) at 06:30 PM to Aug 25, 2021 (Wed) at 08:00 PM

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Speaker: Mara Leite

Event Coordinator: Aaron Yoon (he/him)


CONTEST JUDGE BY MARA LEITE | UK (Originally from Seattle)

Mara Leite will describe her life path into astrophotography and will cover the problems of light pollution, the importance of, and opportunities presented by, astrophotography. She will describe how to use an astrophotography contest as a tool to help protect and restore vanishing dark skies and will cover how she personally endeavors to inspire the next generation of dark sky advocates and astronomers. Finally, Mara will describe her involvement with the 2021 International Dark Sky Association ”Capture the Dark” astrophotogrphy contest.

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Mara Leite is an astrophotographer and landscape photographer currently living in the UK where she is pursuing a Ph.D in astrobiology and studying how algae can help humans travel to Mars.


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