Imaging the solar system from your backyard!
Darryl Archer, a local astronomer, will be at Kwartzlab on Tuesday open night, Feb. 9th, giving a presentation about imaging the solar system from your backyard! The presentation covers his original backyard observatory design, telescopes, photography, imaging software, satellite tracking and many of his great photographs. He’s a well known astronomer who has published in Skynews and a number of astronomy text books such as ‘The astronomers backyard guide’ and the latest versions of ‘Nightwatch’ and ‘The Universe’. He often consults for The Record and has appeared on CKCO news. His photographs are some of the best I’ve ever seen. His breathtaking images range from planets, stars, and moons to man made satellites and the international space station. He is also into electronics, microcontrollers, robotics and has worked for an aerospace company.
Bring your friends for a special TON!
Darryl Archers images of the solar system taken from his backyard observatory.
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Darryl Archer with his big telescope.
His original backyard observatory design. He built a small scale model first to make sure it would work.
Everybody loves astronomy!
Beam me up Scotty.
“Universe” remote control.
Unit 106 at 283 Duke St West in Kitchener (the old Boehmer Box building) at 7pm.
Go in through the front door, through a fire door straight ahead then turn right and we’re at the end of the hall.