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Astronomy & Art Colloquium - Jerry Lodriguss, Astrophotographer
Start Date: 11/14/2017Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 11/14/2017End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description:
The Departments of Physics & Astronomy, Art & Art History Joint Colloquium

Jerry Lodriguss
Astrophotographer and Contributing Editor at Sky & Telescope Magazine

A Tour of the Universe

Jerry will talk about the most amazing show in the universe – the night sky. He will explain some of the specialized methods he uses to record beautiful images of the planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies. His photos combine complex technical wizardry with subtle aesthetics through the magic of astrophotography and it’s ability to record details in astronomical objects that are too faint to be seen with the naked eye, even through a telescope, with exposures as long as 20 hours. Jerry collects rare and precious photons – one of the most basic quantum particles that connect the universe and human consciousness.

Jerry first became interested in astronomy at the age of seven when he looked through a "spyglass" at the Moon and was amazed to see that it had craters. He discovered his love for photography when he was 17 when he bought a camera to take pictures through his home-made 10-inch reflecting telescope.

He has worked as a staff photographer for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, and the Louisiana bureau of United Press International and has freelanced for Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. For more than 20 years he worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer as their staff sports photographer where he won numerous national awards and was nominated for three Pulitzer prizes.

Jerry’s  astrophotography as been featured many times on NASA's Astronomy Photo of the Day, and has been included in exhibits by the National Geographic Society, Space Telescope Science Institute Hubble Heritage Program, Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum, American Museum of Natural History, and Through the Lens: National Geographic's Greatest Photographs.

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Physics & Astronomy
Phone: (610) 328-8258
Jerry Lodriguss

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