Public Open House/Star Night
– Scott Kindt – Astro-Photography
The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/star night on Saturday, May 26th, 7 PM. The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes valley.
Our guest speaker is Scott Kindt, who has been science teacher at Berthoud High School since 1995, where he is able to use astro-photography as a way to get students interested in Astronomy. Scott Kindt has been taking astro-photos for the past two decades. As a young boy, he observed the moon through a small telescope as the Apollo Astronauts navigated the lunar surface. This event sparked a lifelong interest in Science and Astronomy.
Scott’s astro-photos have appeared in a number of publications including Homestead magazine and his astro-photos are on display in art galleries along the Front Range. He graduated from Miami University in 1989 and has spent the past twenty three years teaching high school students Physics and Astronomy. Scott has pursued astro-photography because it is one of those eclectic endeavors that combine art and science into an exciting hobby. He often travels hundreds of miles to get the perfect deep space image or earth and sky photo.
Scott’s presentation will cover how to take astro-photos with a digital camera. Topics will include both deep-space imaging along with earth and sky night photography. There will also be some tips on essential camera and telescope equipment. You can find his website at: www.rockymountainstars.com.
The observatory is just north of the high school at 1600 Manford Ave. Park in the teacher’s parking lot between the high school and the observatory. The doors will open at 7:00 pm and the presentation will start at 7:30 pm. Weather permitting after the presentation, visitors will be invited to look through our large telescope at various celestial objects.
Information about the meeting can be found on the observatory website at: www.AngelsAbove.Org.