Recent developments in technology have made astrophotography, located at the confluence of scientific exploration and artistic process, accessible to all. In his presentation, Shannon Calvert explains how images of the universe are taken, including planetary and lunar objects, and deep sky objects, such as nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. How has technology encouraged new ways of imaging and how does increasing light pollution threaten our access to the starry sky?
Shannon Calvert is a local professional photographer, graphic designer, and copywriter whose work can be found at www.hireimagination.com. He is president of the Westport Astronomical Society, a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to introducing new generations to the wonders of the night sky.
Westport Astronomical Society is open 8:00pm, every Wednesday (check Facebook for weather/clouds-related closure).