An exhibition featuring the work of regional amateur astrophotographers opened in Orbach Library on Thursday, May 26. Focus on the Universe: Astrophotographers of Southern California features stunning views of night skies and celestial bodies from local sites including Joshua Tree, Moreno Valley, and San Diego.
Images were selected by Mario de Leo Winkler, the exhibition curator and a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Over 70 local astrographers responded to Dr. de Leo Winkler's call, and he reports that it was difficult to narrow down the entries to the 17 that appear in Focus on the Universe.
Funding was provided by The GOGREEN Survey: Caring about the Environment, a collaborative National Science Foundation grant with activities at UCR, UC Irvine, and the University of Kansas. This exhibition is one of several activities designed to bring astronomy to the Riverside community through the "broader impacts" section of the local grant.
Focus on the Universe: Astrophotographers of Southern California
May 23 - June 29, 2016
Orbach Science Library Atrium
Thursday, May 26, 2016
12:10 - 1:00 pm
Orbach Science Library