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Midlands October 4th Meeting
October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our October 4th speaker will be Hap Griffin ( who spoke to us fairly recently on Astrophotography ) The title of his talk “ On photographing all things NASA”
I have been interested in all things space for my entire life. I had planned to go to work in some form in the space program since I was a young kid, but ended up with a very enjoyable career in broadcast engineering instead. When I was about to retire in 2011, I found that I could use my broadcast background to become credentialed as a photo-journalist at NASA launch events. I had to go through their security clearance process and became credentialed to shoot for Sky & Telescope magazine as well as AmericaSpace.com. This has allowed me to photograph many rocket launches with remote cameras set up at the launch pads themselves, as well as gain access to NASA’s research labs and clean rooms where various spacecraft are prepared for their missions.