Astronomy Lecture by Matthew Ota in Santa Monica

Edwin Emerson Barnard - 19th Century Astronomer that Pioneered Astrophotography

The fascinating story of a man who came out of a destitute childhood in Civil War ravaged Tennessee to become one of the most celebrated and respected astronomers of his time. The lecture features over 88 photographs of Barnard from childhood to adulthood, including the telescopes he used, the observatories he worked at, family photographs and his astrophotography.

Matthew B. Ota
Telescope Operator & Astronomy Historian, Mount Wilson Observatory

Open to the public!

Location: New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica.


This lecture is sponsored by the Santa Monica Astronomy Club and is open to the public. 

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