Friday, October 25
8:00 – 10:00 PM
Speaker: Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn
Collaborating in Astrophotography
Abstract: Astrophotography is one of the fastest growing aspects of astronomy. Often though, it can be a very daunting and solitary hobby with a steep learning curve. Collaborating in astrophotography can have many benefits at any skill level. It can result in the creation of an image that is far superior than what one could create on their own, it accelerates the learning process and can make the hobby less solitary and therefore more enjoyable. In this talk, Kerry-Ann will discuss the various aspects of “teamwork” in astrophotography – from getting started, working with your partner effectively, and producing the final image.
Bio: Kerry-Ann’s interest in astronomy started from a fairly young age. After getting her first telescope at the age of 11 and then her first serious film camera as a teenager she began to think of the possibilities of astrophotography. Over the course of more than 15 years she dabbled in it but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2007 that she started to make some huge leaps in the hobby. Her work has won awards and has been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this intensive hobby, Kerry-Ann lives in Grimsby with her husband and two little girls. She works for The Weather Network as a senior meteorologist. To see her astrophotos visit www.weatherandsky.com
All of our meetings at UTM are free and open to everyone. Join us at 8:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2082 in the William Davis Building.
Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre on the south side of the Davis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs until you reach the main corridor then turn right. (If you need an elevator, follow the corridor to the right of the stairs, then go up to the main floor.) Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.
After the meeting, join us at a local establishment for more fun.
Starfest 2013 in August was a great weekend of stargazing – clear skies for 2 evenings, lots of interesting lectures during the day and hours of camaraderie and good times.