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Friday, June 1, 2018

by Rogelio Bernal andreo

In this talk, Rogelio will navigate through his own experiences as a deep-sky and nightscape astrophotographer, and how he took a discipline that was mostly driven by scientific goals and transformed it into an art where one can craft their own personal style while still respecting the science of it, where curiosity and inspiration become the driving force and where storytelling is just as important, all accompanied by many of his unrivaled and gorgeous images of our night sky.

BIO Born in 1969 in Murcia, Spain, Rogelio moved to the US when he was 20. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and the Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1995. After earning his bachelor’s degree, Rogelio moved to the SFO bay Area where he has worked for Netscape Communications and eBay as a lead software engineer. In 2008, Rogelio began exploring astrophotograpy as a hobby and has developed a personal style defined by deep widefield images. His photography had lead to international recognition and developed a meaningful influence on the astrophotography discipline. His work has appeared in several Science and astronomy publications including, Astronomy Magazine, Ciel et Espace, Sky and Telescope, and National Geographic. Rogelio’s work has also been televised on BBC, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel and others. His image, “Orion, from Head to Toes” was selected by Discover Magazine”s Bad Astronomy, aa the best astronomy picture of 2010. It was the first time this award was given to an amateur astronomer. He has won many awards including Astronomy Photographer of the Year several times

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Club Meetings

The Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) (except when the first Friday lands on a holiday and typically moved to the 2nd Friday of the month).

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting location has changed. We will now be meeting in Meeting Room H6, in the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Further information is below.

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Location: Cubberley Community Center; 4000 Middflefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
Telephone: (650) 329-2418.

After the meeting, many members gather for beer, pizza, and eyeball QSOs at Round Table Pizza, located on El Camino Real, just a few blocks north of Ravenswood Avenue.
Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Board Meetings

The PAARA Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the home of Marty Wayne, W6NEV.  Address is: 1039 Bryant Way, Sunnyvale, CA.  We conduct most of our club business there in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at regular club meetings.  Any PAARA member is welcome to attend.

A few meetings throughout the year have pre-defined agenda items. These include:

September Board Meeting
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President to decide on a slate of candidates to be recommended to the membership.

October General Meeting
The Nominating Committee presents its nominations to the membership at the regular club meeting.  Nominations from club members opens at the beginning of the meeting, and closes at the end of the meeting.

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