Astrophotographer Ted Wolfe to Speak at Martz-Kohl Observatory June 16

Photo courtesy Martz-Kohl Observatory

FREWSBURG, NY – Ted Wolfe, a nationally acclaimed and widely published astrophotographer, will speak at the Martz-Kohl Observatory on Wednesday, June 16.

The presentation, which can be attended either in-person or via ZOOM, will feature video and images from Wolfe’s work at a telescope located high in the Atacama Desert. Wolfe has been remotely operating the telescope for the last five years and the event will include an examination of the site, along with a video of a recent trip to the location in Chile. Following the video, guests will have an opportunity to view some of the amazing astrophotos of various celestial objects that Wolfe has been able to capture.

Wolfe has had a number of the images he has captured published in numerous astronomy magazines. Large-scale prints of his work are on permanent display at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Florida. Among his many astrophotography exhibitions, he had a one-man show at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for 20 months.

Wolfe and his wife Nancy spend winters in Naples, Florida and their summers at the Chautauqua Institution, in Western New York. Wolfe has spoken a number of times at the Martz-Kohl Observatory as he and his wife previously resided in Lakewood, NY for 16 years.

The public is welcome to attend this free presentation, in-person at the observatory, as well as via ZOOM. Information and a link to join the ZOOM speaking event are located on the Martz-Kohl Observatory website. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. with “virtual” doors to the event opening at 7:15 p.m. In order to maximize seating capacity, the Martz-Kohl Observatory requires a reservation, proof of vaccination and masks to be worn for any in-person presentation attendance. Please use the reservation form  and check the option, “yes” for “Attend in-person event.” Someone will contact you to confirm receipt, explain the process and answer any questions.

The Martz-Kohl Observatory is an all-volunteer, non-profit association [501(c)3] and houses one of the largest public robotic telescopes in the Northeastern United States. For more information, call 716-569-3689 or email [email protected].


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