Currently exhibiting at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, "Heavens Above is the IAA's travelling astrophotography exhibition.
A supporting article, "Astrophotography: A Beginner's Guide to the Galaxy" can be found on the Culture Northern Ireland website here…..
Covering a range of subject matter from the mysterious clouds of the Milky Way, through the electric colours of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) down to the detailed capture of time-critical celestial events such as Solar and Lunar eclipses, this exhibition is a must see for anyone with an interest in the sky above us.
Some of the pictures in this exhibition have been taken with specialist equipment from exotic locations in order to capture the very best starlight possible, however many others have also been captured from ordinary locations in Northern Ireland using off the shelf photographic equipment that many people would use for holiday snapshots. It is a measure of how far modern technology has come that such equipment is also able to capture such fabulous images in very low light.
Included in “Heavens Above” are category winners of the International Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition organised by the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, and also the recent winner of Amateur Astrophotography Ezine’s “Milky Way” competition.
The exhibition is open 0930-2200 Mon-Fri and 0930-1700 Sat and admission is free to all.