The October meeting will take place on:

Wednesday October 17, 2018 8:00 pm

Room C2045
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. It’s not academic or science-driven, but more about my own enjoyment with the night sky.

    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 asteroids)
    - 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
  • Coffee

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.

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