Podcaster: Rob Sparks & Dr. Dr. Travis Rector
Description: Modern astronomy produces stunning images of the universe. However, the process to produce these images is not simple. Astronomers have to calibrate the images and choose how to represent their data. In this podcast, Dr. Travis Rector discusses how he produces astronomical images and his new book “Coloring the Universe.
Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com.
Guest: Dr. Travis Rector is a professor at the University of Alaska at Anchorage. He has been producing beautiful astronomical images using telescopes at Kitt Peak, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory for decades. His new book is “Coloring the Universe”.
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