Eyes To the Sky
October 28 – November 10
Worldview: Origin of our Sun, solar system, ourselves
During the dark time of year here in the northeast, our visual environment is more of the moon and stars than earthly phenomena. In this “Eyes to the Sky”, as in a post a few weeks ago, I offer you the opportunity to reflect on the natural world as revealed to us by astronomers and astrophotographers. I have the pleasure of presenting the words and images of astrophotographer and educator Terry Hancock, the creator of “Fly Like an Eagle” , the nebula image featured above.
The following description of nebulae is from the video preview the book, “The Armchair Astronomer: Volume I – Nebulae” by Brian Ventrudo and Terry Hancock.
“….nebulae (are) massive clouds of cosmic gas and dust set aglow by the borrowed light of stars… The color, intricate structure, and overwhelming beauty of a nebula becomes evident only in images taken through a telescope with a sensitive camera that, unlike the human eye, can collect light over many minutes and hours… While they seem like natural works of abstract art, nebulae … teach us about the composition and lifecycles of the hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy… Our Sun and the planets and most of the objects in our solar system, for example, as well as the atoms in your own body were once embedded in a glowing reddish-pink nebula that faded more than 5 billion years ago.”
“The Armchair Astronomer” is available as an E-book, Kindle, PDF and in Hard Copy. See http://www.downunderobservatory.com/ Play the preview here https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=gsqHStb90fY
Terry Hancock offers prints as well as one on one tutorials for people interested in learning astrophotography
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by Judy Isacoff
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