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A Thousand Nights Under Stars

Talk (6 pm): A Thousand Nights Under Stars
Adventurous journey to the world at night where the wonders of Earth & sky merge in photography, where science meets art.

Workshop (8 pm):
Nightscape Photography

The event is free and open to the public.

About the talk:
A Thousand Nights Under Stars
Babak Tafreshi spent the past two decades photographing surreal scenes of the night sky in all continents, an adventurous journey to the world at night where the wonders of Earth & sky merge in photography, where science meets art. Babak also presents The World at Night (TWAN) international program that involves many of the world's best nightscape photographers documenting the last remaining starry skies on the planet.

About the lecturer:
Babak A. Tafreshi is a photographer for National Geographic specialized in night sky imaging, also a science communicator who bridge art and science. He is the founder of The World At Night program, a board member of Astronomers Without Borders organization, a contributing photographer to Sky&Telescope magazine and the European Southern Observatory. Born in 1978 in Tehran, Babak lives in Boston, but he is often on the move and could be anywhere, from the heart of Sahara to the Himalayas or Antarctica. He received the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most recognized award at the time for scientific imaging, for his global contribution to night sky photography. babaktafreshi.com Babak A. Tafreshi

This event is presented by Persian Academic and Cultural Student Association, USC PACSA, and is possible because of the generous support of Farhang Foundation.