Dr. Stephen Edberg will present a talk "Fantastic Pictures From Space - Getting Them Ain’t as Easy as It Looks"

The frequent appearance of images of planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and quasars in newspapers and magazines and their easy download from the World Wide Web belies the work involved in acquiring them.  In this presentation, spiced with many pictures and stories from the “inside,” I will describe the process, from concept to data archiving, which leads to the front-page excitement of exploring the universe robotically.

Biography: Stephen Edberg is a retired professional astronomer and an amateur astronomer at home and at his observatory in California.  Over almost 38 years at NASA JPL he worked on Galileo to Jupiter, Cassini to Saturn, the Comet Rendezvous & Asteroid Flyby, the Space Interferometry Mission, and other NASA projects.  He served as Coordinator for Amateur Observations for the International Halley Watch.  Steve retired from the Riverside Telescope Makers Conference, Inc. after serving for 22 years as Executive Director.  He has been honoured by the International Astronomical Union with the formal naming of the asteroid 1985QQ as (3672) Stevedberg.  Steve is an active bicyclist with over 50 years of experience. His telescopes, however, still outnumber his bicycles.

This lecture will be streamed on YouTube and will start at 1930.

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