In 2001, Joe DePasquale joined the operations team for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He worked in this position for 8 years scheduling observations, managing thermal loads, and calibrating one of the observatory’s two main instruments, the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS). For the past 3 and a half years, Joe has shifted focus to astronomical imaging in the position of Science Imager for Chandra’s Education and Public Outreach department. Joe gives frequent public talks on the art of image processing in astronomy as well as on the importance of descriptive metadata in outreach astronomy.
Presenter for the Following Session
- ARCHIVE: Understanding Astrophotography: Where Science and Art Meet
Learn how to access the MicroObservatory robotic telescope network operated by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Just like professional astronomers, you and your students can remotely control the telescopes over the internet, and use image processing software to enhance, colorize, and analyze your own images of Solar System objects, stars, nebulas, and galaxies.