Boston University to Host Presentation by World-Renowned Astrophotographer

in News Releases, Science & Technology
October 7th, 2002

Contact: Bob Zalisk, 617/353-7628 | bzalisk@bu.edu

BOSTON, MA — Boston University will host an illustrated talk by Dr. David Malin, the world’s foremost astrophotographer, on Sunday, October 13, at 4 p.m. in the Tsai Performance Center on the University’s main campus. Titled “A Universe of Color,” the talk will range from the light-polluted skies of planet earth to many of the most curious and visually spectacular objects in humankind’s home galaxy, the Milky Way, as well as outward to objects still farther away, to the very ends of the universe-all illustrated by Dr. Malin’s remarkable photographs.

Trained as a chemist, Dr. Malin joined the Anglo-Australian Observatory near the town of Coonabarabran in New South Wales, Australia, in 1975, shortly after the 12-foot wide telescope there began its operations. Since then he has won an international reputation both for his scientific contributions to the uses of photography in astronomy and for the artistic merit of his work. His photographs have been widely published on the covers of books and magazines as well as exhibited in art galleries around the world.

Sponsored by the Boston University Astronomy Department, Center for Space Physics, and Institute for Astrophysical Research, and the International Dark-Sky Association, “A Universe of Color” is free and intended for a general, non-technical audience. The 50-minute talk, which will emphasize the relevance of astronomical research to everyday life, will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

EVENT: A Universe of Color, with Dr. David Malin

DATE: Sunday, October 13, 2002

PLACE: Boston University
Tsai Performance Center
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

TIME: 4 p.m.

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