Everyone loves pictures of space. But have you ever wondered if that’s what they really look like? Or if the colors are real? For over twenty years UAA astronomer Dr. Travis A. Rector has been making color astronomical images with some of the world’s largest telescopes- including those at Kitt Peak, Gemini Observatory, and Hubble. In his talk Dr. Rector will give a behind-the-scenes look at what professional astronomers do, and what they don’t do, when making these beautiful images. He’ll also share with people images and stories from his new book, called “Coloring the Universe.”
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. To purchase a copy from our website, click here.