The October meeting will take place on:
Wednesday October 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Chemistry - Physics Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Speaker: Mike Flaherty - Astronomy used in my Professional Life as an Artist
One of the main themes of all the astronomy I do is that it’s super
low tech and DIY. My equipment is economical, adaptable, and
transportable, and the projects that I undertake are driven by being
creative and opportunistic, rather than being technically proficient.
academic or science-driven, but more about my own enjoyment with the
Specifically, I will talk about and show images of:
- Photographing stars and aurorae from resettled Newfoundland communities
- My solar kiln (based on the James Webb Space Telescope) and planet sculptures
- Using astrophotography techniques (eg. stacking, long-exposure) for
experimental art photography
- My animated gifs of asteroids (which for me is a sort of long
duration performance art piece recreating the discovery of the
- Various low tech solar, planetary, and deep sky photography
- Various art pieces and projects with a connection to astronomy
- Annual General Meeting: "Elections"
- Observation Reports
- Observing Chair: The Sky Next Month
Important Note: Parking is no longer permitted in Lot 5 (behind the building).
Lot 15B (next to the Music School) is available if the gate is up.
Please Note: Meetings normally take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, September to June.