RASC Regular Meeting
May 13, 2013
The Amazing Sky



Guest Speaker:
Alan Dyer, Astronomer / Digistar Programmer

The Amazing Sky

Astronomer and author Alan Dyer took us on a photographic tour of the most amazing sights the sky has to offer.

FREE and open to the public.

The sky provides us with an endless show filled with beautiful sights and wondrous objects, many visible with just unaided eyes or binoculars. Alan Dyer toured us through the amazing sky using images and time-lapse movies he has taken, both from home here in Alberta and from far-off lands in pursuit of foreign skies and spectacular eclipses.

20130513_alanAlan Dyer is one of Canada’s best-known astronomy authors and astrophotographers. He currently serves as associate editor of SkyNews magazine, Canada’s magazine of stargazing, and as a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope. He has co-authored several best selling guidebooks for amateur astronomers, including The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide. He works a day job as a programmer and producer for the Digistar digital planetarium system at the TELUS Spark science centre in Calgary. As an amateur astronomer Alan takes the opportunity as often as possible to visit southern latitudes in pursue of fabulous southern skies. His other obsession, eclipse chasing, has taken him to every continent, chalking up 14 total solar eclipses. Asteroid 78434 is named for him.