Podcaster: Shane and Chris

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Title: Observing and Sketching with Berta Beltran

Organization:  Actual Astronomy

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Description: The Actual Astronomy Podcast presents Observing and Sketching with Berta Beltran.  In this episode we’ll talk with Berta about her journey in astronomy from first telescopes to a new refractor. We discuss her public outreach at the University of Alberta as well as how she began to sketch everything she sees through a telescope and her unique style of representing colours seen under the night sky.

Bio: Shane and Chris are amateur astronomers who enjoy teaching astronomy classes and performing outreach where they help the eyes of the public to telescope eyepieces.

Berta Beltran is a visual observer from Edmonton Alberta where she sketches mostly from her backyard or a dark cemetery site when time is available. Berta has a PhD in particle Physics and has worked at CERN. Currently working on a Nutrino project. She also works as an Outreach Assistant at the University of Alberta. Berta sketches everything she sees through her telescopes, from the Sun, Moon and Planets to Deep Sky Objects and Comets. We have been having a knowledge exchange where she has been providing me advice on some new sketching tools and techniques while bouncing some telescope ideas off us as she pursued a new refractor. So I thought, heck let’s just bring you on the show and have a proper chat.

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