Thursday, April 19 at 12:00 pm
Michael Adler Artist Talk
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Images from the Sun & Moon
to Deep Space
The talk will highlight 12 images in Michael Adler’s new exhibit of Astro Photography at St. John’s. The observatory in Wilson where all of the images were taken will be described, as well as how the images were acquired. These vary from half second images of the sun during last August’s eclipse to images of deep space nebulas and galaxies as far as 2.5 million light years away which took 40 hours to complete. Finally the subjects of each of the images will be discussed, including what they are, their size, distance, and other pertinent details. A walk around of the exhibit will be included.
RSVPS: Please reply to Rachel Merrell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.739.7529. Free. Open to the public. Light lunch provided.
ABOUT MICHAEL ADLER
After earning a PhD in solid state physics from MIT in 1971, Mike began his career at General Electric, where he worked until his retirement in 2000. He is widely published in the area of semiconductor physics, with over 100 papers. Based on his work, he was named a fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world’s largest professional society, and was its president in 2003. Since retiring, Mike has been pursuing his hobbies of astronomy and photography as well as traveling with his wife Virginia. In 2014, he built an observatory at his Wilson home that houses 20”, 12.5”, and 6” telescopes. In 2013, his astrophotography was featured as the inaugural exhibit at the Teton County Library, where he had additional exhibits in 2015 and 2017. Mike has been giving talks on a number of topics in astronomy, geology, and travel to groups in NY, WY, NH, and Ontario. Mike is also the vice president of Wyoming Stargazing, with the goal of furthering appreciation and education of astronomy. Mike may be contacted by email at email@example.com. His astrophotography website is http://adlerastroimages.com/