Photographing the Night Sky Panel at ADORAMA

Photographing the Night Sky Panel at ADORAMA

Photographing the Night Sky Panel at ADORAMA

Adorama's Event Space in NYC hosts a special event, Photographing the Night Sky Panel, with NASA astronaut/photographer Donald Pettit will join us via Skype from NASA - Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX and NYC-based photographers Stan Honda and Gary Hershorn in person from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. They'll be discussing the technical details of how to plan shots from Earth and space, where Don has spent 370 days aboard the International Space Station. We'll talk about our panelists' photos discuss Donald's new book "Spaceborne"!

This event will be livestreamed on The Photo Brigade's FB page, so tune in on Wednesday!

Donald R. Pettit, Ph.D, is an active NASA astronaut, photographer, inventor and scientist who has had the extraordinary experience of spending 370 days aboard the International Space Station, including 13 hours of space-walking, and was Mission Specialist 1 on STS-126 space shuttle mission. Aside from creating some of the most unique and stunning photographs ever made in space, during Expedition 6, Pettit used spare parts found throughout the Station to create a barn-door tracker. This was a unique device that compensated for the movement of the International Space Station relative to the Earth's surface, allowing for sharper photographs of city lights at night while orbiting in the space station. Pettit also invented a zero-gravity cup made from nothing more than a clear plastic report cover and some fancy NASA tape. The cup and his explanation of the science behind it - internal cup angle to the contact wetting angle for the "non-wetting" plastic - was featured in National Geographic magazine. Space-borne.com/

Stan Honda is a New York-based photographer and worked as a photojournalist for 34 years, most recently for Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French news agency. He covered a wide range of topics including news events, politics, economics, sports and human interest stories. Photographing the space shuttle program for five years was a highlight of his time at AFP since he has been following the space program since childhood. A continuing project involves night sky landscapes, combining his long time interest in astronomy and photography. He has worked as an artist-in-residence at five national parks: the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Wupatki in Arizona, Rocky Mountain in Colorado and Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, photographing the sky and the landscape with the aim of helping preserve our view of the night sky. Photography of Chaco Culture and Wuptaki helped both parks being designated as International Dark Sky Parks. He manages to photograph celestial events even from New York City.

Gary Hershorn is a photographer/photo editor based in New York City. He specializes in editorial and event coverage having worked at Reuters for 29 years. News, feature and sporting events are his primary areas of coverage. More recently, Gary has been focusing his lens on sunsets and moonrises over NYC and has created and amazing body of work of the sun and moon agains the skyline.

Adorama is located at 42 West 18th Street in New York, NY, 10011. The event runs from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.