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LAS Monthly Meeting via Zoom

  • September 17, 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

Forensic Astronomy and the Dating of Ansel Adam's Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

by David Elmore

7:00 PM Zoom virtual meeting for September on Thursday, the 17th; join us.


Astrometry has been used to date famous images including Moonrise Hernandez New Mexico by Ansel Adams.  This talk follows the twists and turns of dating this image using equipment available in 1980 and goes on to discuss dating of some other well-known images.


David Elmore worked for the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric research starting as an undergraduate in 1968 and ending as Manager of the Instrumentation Development Group in 2008.  During that time he operated, then developed solar physics research instrumentation that was deployed at solar observatories around the world, flown in the stratosphere, and launched into orbit.  He ended his career working for the National Solar Observatory as Instrument Scientist for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, now in commissioning, and is now an Astronomer Emeritus for the NSO.

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