The Beautiful World at Night
Date: Wednesday, 6 March, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue: Kerr Grant Theatre
Free - visitors welcome!
In this presentation Alex Cherney showcases some of his incredibly stunning photos and videos of beautiful landscapes under the starry skies. He will present some of the world’s best observatories and share tips for wide-field astro-photography with a basic DSLR and a tripod.
Alex Cherney is a software developer and consultant during the day and a keen astronomer and photographer at night. His daughter's kindergarten project on space inspired Alex to take up astronomy in 2007 and led to his passion in wide-field astrophotography. Alex finds the time-lapse imaging of night sky particularly appealing because it shows the motion of celestial bodies in relation to the landscape and helps connect viewers with the night sky. Alex travels throughout Australia to photograph the most beautiful landscapes under the stars of the Milky Way and loves to connect ocean, land and sky in his work. His images and videos have been published on NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day, in well-known astronomy magazines and books and won prestigious Australian and international awards, including the STARMUS astrophotography competition, numerous David Malin astrophotography awards, International Earth and Sky Photo Contest by TWAN, and the South Pacific Star Party AstroImaging competition.
Alex is a passionate amateur astronomer and an active member of Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of Victoria and The World At Night (TWAN). He enjoys helping out to get people involved with astronomy at public and school viewing nights. Alex is currently studying astronomy at Swinburne Astronomy Online. Alex keeps an online blog with images and videos at www.terrastro.com.
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