Speaker….Paul Mortfield Topic…40 years of astrophotography Paul Mortfield is an astronomer and computer scientist who has returned to Canada after nearly 20 years in California. While there, he was involved in creating innovative education and public outreach activities with Stanford University’s Solar Observatories Group, and their involvement in NASA’s SOHO Solar spacecraft. He continues collaborations with NASA scientists on a variety of projects and is a member of NASA’s Education Products Review team. Paul is chair of the Solar Division of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), a group that has been responsible for computing the American Relative … Continue reading
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