Apr 13th: Photographing ISS Transits

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Podcaster: Rob Sparks

Title: Photographing ISS Transits

Organization: NOAO

Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorth; http://www.gemini.edu/; https://www.facebook.com/GeminiObservatory; https://www.nasa.gov/connect/social/index.html; @halfastro; https://twitter.com/NASASocial/lists/spacex-crs-16-nasasocial; https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro/

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190402.html

ISS Solar Transit 8-7-18
ISS Solar Transit 4-10-19

Description: The International Space Station can easily be seen with the naked eye when it passes overhead. Occasionally the ISS will pass directly in front of the Moon or Sun presenting an interesting photographic opportunity. In this podcast, Rob Sparks describes how he has successfully photographed the ISS transiting the Sun and Moon with a DSLR and a zoom lens and describes techniques you can use to capture this distinctive image.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a Science Education Specialist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. A lifelong astronomy enthusiast, he earned a B.A. in physics at Grinnell College and his M.S. at Michigan State University. He taught high school physics, math and astronomy for 11 years at schools on St. Croix, Florida and Wisconsin. He spent the 2001-2002 school year working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey as a recipient of the Fermilab Teacher Fellowship. He spent the summer of 2003 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as part of the Research Experience for Teachers. He has been working as a NASA Astrophysics Ambassador since 2002. He was a member of the Galileoscope Working Group for the International Year of Astronomy.

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