Monday, June 30, 2014

Milky Way Time-lapse

I just returned from spending 8 nights supporting the 2014 Grand Canyon Star Party as a volunteer at the north rim lodge and visitors center.  It was a fantastic time doing astronomical outreach with great friends.  While I have barely had a chance to unpack, I did spend a few minutes tonight stitching together 285 frames I shot of the Milky Way into a 30 second time-lapse.  Each frame was a 25 second exposure with my canon T2i and 10-22mm zoom lens at the 10mm setting.  I do hope to write a trip report and share some of the photos here on my blog, but for now enjoy the video below.  I recommend clicking 'play' and then on the settings icon on the right and selecting full HD as the video will default to a lower resolution.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dirty Science

As I prepare to head up to Mount Lemmon for one of the last UA Sky School activities of the school year, I wanted to share a video piece that was very recently produced by UA News in which I talk extensively (imagine that) about the Sky School.  And for the record, I actually do have more hair than appears in the video!  If you would like to see many images of schools participating in our programs, I suggest (with a shudder) checking out our UA Sky School facebook page.