The following news this morning from Rick Fienberg, press officer of the American Astronomical Society, offering an opportunity for astroimagers . . .
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Are you an amateur astrophotographer, and do you live within easy reach of Boston? If so, then at the 224th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, you’ll have a rare opportunity to share your work with professional astronomers. A dedicated poster session in the AAS Exhibit Hall at the Westin Copley Place will provide a venue for you to display some of your best images and to talk about them with hundreds of interested scientists, students, and fellow amateurs.
This will not be a regular AAS science session. You won’t need to discuss or defend the physics of the objects and processes captured in your images. Instead, you should expect to be asked about your hardware and software, imaging and processing methods, and artistic considerations.
The cost to participate in the astrophotography exhibit is $50, the standard one-day registration rate for amateur astronomers (http://aas.org/meetings/aas224/amateur_talks). Registration includes access to all scientific sessions and the exhibit hall, where you can meet scientists working on major ground- and space-based telescopes and check out some of the newest astronomy books and products. It also gets you in to two special half-hour science presentations designed especially for amateur astronomers.
See http://aas.org/meetings/aas224/astrophotography for more information. To apply to display your work at the AAS meeting, fill out the form at http://aas.org/content/amateur-astrophotography-poster-session by Friday, May 2.