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Posted by The Center on December 23, 2010

(Photo credit: Fred Mertz, Stars and Bristlecone Pine)

Massive star fields are an excellent reminder that we are very small. They also warrant a tip of the hat to the photographer – Fred Mertz – who stood patiently in the absolute pitch black to record these celestial bodies.

Mertz writes:

Having the good fortune to call the San Francisco Bay Area home and with it’s proximity to the Sierra, the great deserts, and the coastline, as a photographer, I am offered a magnificent opportunity to capture the diverse natural beauty of California through my lens.

Head over to to see more of Fred’s work

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Posted by The Center on October 14, 2010

(Photo credit: Becky Ramatowski, “Cosmic Landscape I”)

(Photo credit: Becky Ramatowski, “emergence II”)

(Photo credit: Becky Ramatowski, “emergence I”)

Becky Ramotowski is star struck. In fact, you will find her extolling the tips and tricks of celestial photography on her website/blog, The relaxed speed of pinhole photography enables astrophotographer Ramotowski to blend image making with star gazing.

Read an interview with Becky at the

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