What do you see when you look up at the night sky? Using high-tech equipment and creativity, astrophotographer Connor Matherne sees the mysterious beauty of galaxies and nebulae located thousands of light-years away.
Astrophotography is the photography of the nighttime sky, astronomical objects, and celestial events and is an important tool in the study of astronomy. Many of Matherne’s subjects are nebulae, which are giant clouds of dust and gas, or clusters of stars beginning to form. To capture images of these faraway formations, Matherne works remotely through an observatory in New Mexico where, even with high-tech equipment, it can take hours to capture a single image.
This selection of photographs features some of the Milky Way’s most fascinating objects. Accompanying this exhibition is a feature about Astral Visions on our LASM OmniGlobe, which includes additional information from Matherne about his process and pinpoints the location of each celestial entity he has photographed.
Admission to Louisiana Art & Science Museum is $9 for adults and $7.50 for children (3-12) and seniors (65+). Access to all galleries and unlimited planetarium shows is included with admission.
At The Palms at Juban Lakes Apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out on Saturday!
Saturday, June 22, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
100 River Road South
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802