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Advanced Imaging Conference Newsletter
|AIC Volume 2, Number 3|
Tzec Maun- AIC Scholarship
This year, the Tzec Maun Foundation has generously joined with the AIC to sponsor two scholarships that may be used to attend the 2009 Advanced Imaging Conference. Valued at up to $500, each scholarship includes full conference registration and up to $200 towards roundtrip airfare or ground transportation to and from the meeting. The scholarships are limited to educators and students.
To apply, select one of the following links that is most appropriate and complete the application (normally used to apply for use of a Tzec Maun Foundation telescope). Be sure to complete the field at the bottom of the page. Scholarships will be awarded based on the response submitted in this field.
2007 AIC Hubble Recipient Publishes Second Book
The AIC 2007 Hubble Recipient, Dr. Robert Gendler, has just released a second book, "Capturing the Stars: Astrophotography by the Masters", published by the Voyageur Press. The 160 page, oversized, full-color hardcover compilation is now available at a 34% discount off the cover price at Amazon.com.
Referential deep space, planetary, solar and terrestrial night sky images that may be familiar to those who closely follow the hobby are punctuated with lesser known masterpieces of space photography, all hand picked by the author from over two dozen of the most accomplished astrophotographers in the world. We are proud to say that the author's selection includes more than a few who have presented at previous AIC gatherings- John Gleason, Tony Hallas, Russ Croman, David Malin, Daniel Verschatse, Travis Rector, Sean Walker, Lisa Frattare and Zolt Levay, Johannes Schedler, Volker Wendel, Adam Block, Ken Crawford, R. Jay GaBany, Robert Gendler himself- in addition to many others who have yet to speak at our sessions that are either currently active or have made significant contributions in the past.
The book is divided into separate sections with each spotlighting one of the photographers. Gendler's respect and admiration for his fellow practioners quickly becomes as evident as his enthusiasm for the subject material. Compiled by (what many consider to be one of, if not) the world's leading independent astro-imager, with an introduction to the history of space photography by Neil deGrasse Tyson, this spectacular volume will be considered a must have by most who are reading this newsletter and a perfect companion to Rob's first release, "A Year in the Life of the Universe".
2009 Advanced Imaging Conference: October 30- November 1, San Jose, California
Planning for this year's meeting is essentially complete- while subject to change, we don't anticipate any alterations.. Join us this year to see and hear some of astro-imaging's best and brightest stars! Here's our full line-up of speakers and here's our agenda.
Book your Room for the Conference Now
A special negotiated conference room rate of $99.00 per night, single or double occupancy, is now available at the San Jose Doubletree Hotel, good for the nights of October 28 through November 2- covering the dates of our conference. Top obtain this rate, bookings must be completed no later than October 5, 2009- after that, normal hotel rack rates and availability will apply.
Booking your room is simple, just click here
Note: Only a limited number of rooms are available at this rate- when they are gone, they are gone.
AIC 2009 Early Registration Now Open
You are cordially invited to a private registration for the 2009 Advanced Imaging Conference that is limited to attendees of the previous two meetings. General registration will open within one week to the general public. Space at this year's meeting is limited, so register today!
Here's the 2009 AIC Agenda for your review.
AIC Web Site Returns Soon
The AIC web site has been temporarily inaccessible while upgrades pertinent to the 2009 conference are being added. The web site will be returned with a full set of links and pertinent information about our fall gathering around the beginning of July, when general registration is opened to the public. Thank you for your patience during the interim!
AIC Image Gallery
Let your light shine throughout the conference by sending us your best images for the AIC Image Gallery. Displayed throughout the conference during breaks, lunches and the Saturday night dinner, by the end of the meeting your work will have been seen over a dozen times by other meeting attendees- and they will become part of the AIC permanent collection on the AIC web site following the conference.
This is not a contest, there will be no judges and no one will receive a blue ribbon. Instead, this is a celebration of our hobby and, as a result, everyone is guaranteed to be a winner! So, here's an opportunity for you to shine a spot light on your astrophotography talent! In fact, your most difficult challenge may be deciding which images to feature!
To enter, follow our simple guidelines then upload your pictures to our server. It's fast and easy!
Click here! to get started.
Advanced Imaging Conference Presentation Archive
Remember, you can download and study the groundbreaking presentations that have been given at each of the Advanced Imaging Conferences over the years. Each presentation has been placed in our permanent archive and is now available for you to store on your local drive and review when you need them or when you have spare time. Access to the archive is available from the AIC web site but each link is presented below for your convenience. Each presentation is copyright material, so refrain from distributing them without permission from the author.
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