Award-winning local photographer to present free nightscape photography workshop

Photo By Paul Schulz: Award-winning photographer Paul Schulz will hold a free nightscape photography workshop at EAC’s Discovery Park Campus on Saturday.

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SAFFORD – The EAC Discovery Park Campus congratulates local astronomer and photographer, Paul Schulz, for receiving the first-place award for his “wide-field astronomy” photograph; “Milky Way rising with planets, Scorpius, and meteor framed by old-fashioned windmill” from the prestigious Astronomical League’s 2018 Oceanside Photo and Telescope (OPT) Imaging contest.

The Astronomical League’s annual astronomy photography contest is open to members of over two hundred and forty local amateur astronomical societies from all across the United States. The Astronomical League is one of the largest amateur astronomical organizations in the world.

Mr. Schulz and members of the Desert SkyGazers Astronomy Club will be sharing a free Nightscape Photography Workshop at the EAC Discovery Park Campus on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7 – 9 p.m. for everyone from beginners to experts in nightscape and astronomy photography. 

Photo By Paul Schulz: This picture received first place in the wide-field astronomy category from the Astronomical League’s 2018 Oceanside Photo Telescope Imaging contest. 

Paul Schulz, Pastor at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, shares his astronomical interests with the community He is currently serving as the president of the Desert SkyGazers Astronomy Club, where he volunteers his time and knowledge with his personal telescope at school and community star-parties, and as an operator of the amazing 20” Tinsley Telescope at the EAC Discovery Park Campus’ Gov Aker Observatory.  Mr. Schulz is also a popular tour guide for the world-leading telescopes at the Mt. Graham International Observatory on Mt. Graham, as well as a “SkySpotter” for the University of Arizona and the Large Binocular Telescope’s ARGOS Laser Program.

The beautiful image was captured with a Canon 60 MkII and 28 mm Rokinon lens and tripod, with ISO 2500, f/2.2, 15 seconds on March 16, 2018.

For more information on the Desert SkyGazers Astronomy Club, the EAC Discovery Park Campus or the FREE Nightscape Photography Workshop, please call (928) 428-6260 or discoverypark@eac.edu .

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