About This Episode
How do you take an incredible photo of the cosmos? In this extended conversation, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice learn about how to start taking photos of space with astrophotographer and National Geographic Explorer, Babak Tafreshi.
Learn about Babak’s journey to become an astrophotographer and steps individuals can take to protect dark skies in their community. Find out how the switch to LED light has contributed to light pollution and what sky-friendly measures communities can take. How is wildlife impacted by light pollution?
What is the most difficult object in the sky to photograph? We discuss capturing comets and atmospheric phenomena. What is ball lightning? Has Babak photographed UAPs? Plus, learn how to get started in astrophotography as well as some tips on how to take long exposure night photos on your smartphone.
We talk about Babak’s favorite objects in the sky to photograph and the generations that are missing out on the Milky Way’s beauty. Babak describes photographing the unexplained and we explore the magic of meteor showers. Plus, find out where you can find a dark sky location near you. How do we keep people looking up?
Thanks to our Patrons Sass Hoory, Paul Kemp, Tor Emanuelsen, Gavin M Benedict, Norman Pestsaina, David Wiester, and Brady Smith for supporting us this week.
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