This month we will be discussing Dallas Library TAS Astrophotography and
Space related exhibit.
Followed by a informal Astrophotography question and answer session
Don’t forget you show and tell images
6-8 PM at the Timberglen Library, about a mile south of George Bush on
TAS will present and imaging and
sketching exhibit at the Dallas Public Library during the month of March, 2017.
I (George Hall) have volunteered to coordinate the activities supporting this
exhibit. A goal of this exhibit is that all TAS imagers and astronomical
sketchers who want to participate in the Exhibit are able to do so. Any TAS
imager, regardless of level of experience, is invited participate. The exhibit
area at the Library is the Lillian Bradshaw Gallery. This gallery is large and
easily able to accommodate thirty or more 16x20 prints with liberal spacing and
supporting documentation. Here is a link to the description of the Lillian
Bradshaw Gallery. http://dallaslibrary2.org/fineArts/bradshawGallery.php
TAS imagers who have images that they would like to be
included in the exhibit are invited to respond with a message to the TAS website
Astrophotography forum (Library Exhibit Thread) with a description of the image,
including image format (digital file, drawing, film, printed image, etc.). Our
current thinking is that we need to have all of the images and imagers
identified by the end of January in order to complete the preparations for the
Exhibit starting in March.
For images in a digital file format we hope to
identify an approach to printing and presentation that will be as consistent as
possible (print size and framing or mounting). Our objective is to keep the
cost for printing an presentation to a minimum (under $30 per image). Each
imager is expected to bear the cost of preparation of the image for display in
For images that are already printed in a size and quality
appropriate for an exhibit of this type, we welcome their inclusion in the
We will have to develop a plan for the exhibit of film and
sketch material. The Library has glass display cases that may be appropriate for
Each image in the Exhibit will need to be accompanied by a
description of the object, the acquisition equipment/technique, and
identification of the imager. We will develop a format for this writeup to
assure that they are all consistent.
Imagers/sketchers who are
considering participating are invited to attend the next APSIG meet where we
will discuss plans for the Exhibit and the need for additional volunteers to
assist with image preparation/printing, exhibit setup/teardown, image
description, etc. The next APSIG meeting will be December 6th (6-8 PM) at the
Timberglen Library on Midway Road.
Rachel Thompson and I visited the
Dallas Library to meet with the exhibit space coordinator, Rae Pleasant, and see
the exhibit space. Rae was eager to support our exhibit plans. Below is a
panorama photo that I took of the exhibit space during our visit. The panorama
photo makes the space appear a little larger than it actually is.
APSIG (Astrophotography Special Interest Group) is sponsored by the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas, Texas.
APSIG meets once a month to share information and learn more about the art and science of Astrophotography --taking photographs of objects in the night sky such as planets, galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. Imaging these celestial objects requires special techniques and equipment, but are attainable by anyone willing to point their camera skyward. Come learn how!
Meetings typically include brief workshops and/or lectures, Q&A, and Show and Tell of recent images taken by our members. Want to know more? Please join us! Our meetings are open to the public. Watch his page for meeting schedule and location as well as special events.
Also, please consider joining our parent organization the Texas Astronomical Society (TAS). TAS also has monthly meetings and wonderful guest speakers, and is a great place to learn about astronomy and those celestial objects you want to image!