From “Earthrise” to “The Pillars of Creation” to Mars rover selfies to this year’s image of a black hole, it’s undeniable that space photography captures the attention and imagination of the media and public at large. And space exploration is one area where scientists have successful leveraged photography to market their ideas and discoveries in a way that most branches of science have not.
In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah Jacobs and Allen Murabayashi discuss how NASA’s early adoption of photography shaped the public’s perception, and how today’s off-the-shelf technology allows amateurs to capture stunning imagery of the night skies.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Ariana Grande’s NASA (@arianagrande)
- Hubble Space Telescope (@nasahubble)
- Mars Exploration Program
- Japan’s Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Lands on Ryugu Asteroid
- Apollo 8: Earthrise
- NASA Images
- This 1,060-Hour Photo of a Galaxy Was Shot by Amateur Astrophotographers
- Why You’ll Never Find a Camera That’s Been to the Moon on eBay
- The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space
- Astronaut Don Pettit at Luminance (@astro_Pettit)
- The Pillars of Creation
- How Scientists Captured the First Image of a Black Hole
- Dr. Katie Bouman, PhD
- Huawei P30 Pro “Moon Mode” stirs controversy (@huaweimobile)
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