Astrophotography Exhibit

Library Conference Room, April 2 - 30

We’re excited to announce that the members of Aldrich Astrophotography will be displaying their photographs in our library during the month of April.

Astrophotography, also known as astronomical imaging, is photography of astronomical objects, celestial events, and areas of the night sky. The first photograph of an astronomical object (the Moon) was taken in 1840, but it was not until the late 19th century that advances in technology allowed for detailed stellar photography.

Astrophotography is a mix of art and photography and is a difficult hobby to master. Imagine trying to take a five minute or more exposure of a point source (star), and a very dim astronomy target such as a galaxy or nebula that is constantly moving (because the earth you’re shooting from is constantly rotating). Or, trying to capture the incredibly small details on the surface of a planet through an atmosphere that is blurring your target.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the member of Aldrich Astrophotography via You might also enjoy the website of the Aldrich Astronomical Society:

You will be able to view the photographs any time during the library’s open hours, as long as the room is not reserved for a group. If you are making a special trip, we recommend calling ahead.

[photo: Orion Nebula by Marsha Wilcox]