Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Astronomy Lecture

We had a terrific speaker tonight from Stonybrook University, speaking on Supernovae. Type 1a, to be specific, and he covered a lot of ground in a lot of detail. These three members of my astronomy club were completely absorbed. Howard, at right is an engineer, and "The Lurkers" in the background are studying engineering and physics, so they were able to understand it all. I love the intensity with which they are watching the presentation. That's where the power of this photograph comes from, I think. And the lighting is pretty nice too - it is just the lighting in the room during the presentation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice photo that captures the feeling of the meeting. Almost makes one want to experience it too. Also, it shows us the blending of youth and age.