Star Night At The Observatory
The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory (EPMO) is offering a free public open house/star night on Thursday, January 28, 2010. Our guest speaker this month is Bryan White, noted author and photographer with an astronomical bent. Bryan will present his 3-D astronomical pictures of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). He has spent over eight years photographing the Aurora from isolated locations in Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territory. This program is a unique way to not only entertain a group but to educate them as to the incredible beauty of the night sky.
Bryan is the author of two 3-D Astrophotography books; “Prelude Lake” and “Ingram Trail.” His most recent book, “Prelude Lake” is the subject of the night’s presentation and will be available for sale at the observatory. Some of the proceeds from the sale will help benefit the observatory. Bryan will be available for book signing after his program.
The observatory is just north of the high school at 1600 Manford Ave. Please use the east doors of the observatory for entrance. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. The show with a question and answer period lasts about an hour. After the presentation, weather permitting, we will look through the 12 inch dome telescope at various celestial objects.
More details on Bryan’s show can be found on the observatory website at: www.AngelsAbove.Org.