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Open Dome IN PERSON - Apollo Remastered

Astronaut looking into space
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Join Andy Saunders one of the world’s foremost experts of NASA digital restoration in his talk Apollo Remastered giving us a photographic journey through our first missions to the Moon.

  • From: Thursday 26 May 2022, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 26 May 2022, 10 pm
  • Location: LT4, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 26 May 2022, 8.00 pm
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The photographs taken during early spaceflight and, in particular, during our journeys to the Moon are some of the most important, iconic, and reproduced in history. But how were they taken? What equipment was used? And why do we so often see apparently low quality imagery?

The original NASA photographic film is securely stored in a frozen vault at Johnson Space Center, Houston. It never leaves the building – in fact, the film rarely leaves the freezer.  For half a century, almost every image of the Moon landings publicly available was produced from a lower-quality copy of these originals. Andy Saunders is a British author, science writer, and one of the world’s foremost experts of NASA digital restoration. In his talk Apollo Remastered he outlines how he has applied painstaking care and cutting-edge enhancement techniques to scans of the original film, to create the highest quality Apollo photographs ever produced. Revealing detail that has been lost for half a century, they offer astounding new insight and a mesmerising retrospective of humankind’s greatest adventure.

Booking is required for this event while attending in person. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.

This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend in person (including observatory and planetarium tour with possible observations) and will need to purchase a £5 ticket for the event. If you are underage or an NTU student there is no charge.

You can also attend the virtual talk for free but would need to book the Open Dome VIRTUAL event to receive the link details.

Programme

The event will start at 8pm with A Saunders and his talk Apollo Remastered.

Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in LT4 within the Teaching and Learning Building. After the talk, visitors will be able to enter the NTU planetarium, get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the Spring sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, the planetarium session will be pointing out objects of interest as well.

Booking information

Location details

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton
Nottingham

Parking:

Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to Teaching and Learning Building.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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