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Adler Planetarium Offers Class on Astronomical Art

January 20, 2008:

Example of astronomical art: nebula

The Adler Planetarium is offering the class No Telescope, No Camera? No Problem: Making Astronomical Art with Your PC as a part of its Winter 2008 curriculum. The class is being taught by Jim Plaxco and will introduce students to the basics of working with planetary and astronomical images.

According to Jim, "the availability of raw imaging data from various planetary and astronomical missions means that anyone with a computer, an internet connection, and the appropriate software can create their own planetary and astronomical art work."

The class consists of two separate sessions each lasting at least two hours. The first session, held Saturday January 26, will cover the basics of image processing and working with planetary images. The second session, held February 2, will be devoted to working with astronomical images.

Registration for the class is $40.00 for members of the Adler Planetarium and $50.00 for non-members. For additional details about the class, see the Adler Planetarium's Courses page.