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  AIC Volume 3, Number 7
In this issue:
  • Andreo receives 2010 Pleiades Award more...
  • 2010 AIC Image Gallery now on-line more...
  • 2010 Presentation downloads are available more...
  • 2011 conference dates announced more...

  • Happy Holidays!

    From the Advanced Imaging Conference management team, we hope you have a cheerful, safe and memorable holiday season with clear, dark, steady skies and the time to enjoy them!

    Ken, Jay, Frank, Keith, Al, Bob

    Rogelio Bernal Andreo Named 2010 AIC Pleiades Award Recipient

    For the second consecutive year, the AIC Board of Directors have met and voted for the most qualified candidate to receive the Conference's Pleiades Award.

    Created in 2009, the Pleiades award is intended to recognize the very brightest, most exceptional imagers who are either youthful in years or relatively young to the pursuit of astrophotography. Its purpose is to encourage those few outstanding individuals who have not yet met the criteria for the Hubble Award but demonstrate skills and personal qualities that are early hallmarks of people who subsequently receive the Conference's highest honor.

    Last year, Daniel Marquardt was cited because of his astrophotographic accomplishments, his enthusiasm and his youth in years. For 2010, the Board unanimously agreed to bestow the honor on Rogelio Bernal Andreo, based on his achievements given the youth of his experience.

    Born in Spain, but living in the United States for over 20 years, Rogelio commenced producing astronomical photographs only three years ago. However, during the last 24 months, his work has graced the APOD web page an unprecedented 13 times (seven in 2010 alone!), been featured in numerous astronomy publications, showcased in planetarium presentations, highlighted in museum astronomy exhibits and appeared in the IMAX/Warner Bros. motion picture production named Hubble 3D. Rogelio also recently spoke at the 2010 Advanced Imaging Conference, held this past October.

    Rogelio's images offer a fresh perspective to familiar wide field vistas that delight and often catch the viewer by surprise. His unique style has also had an influence on wide field pictures processed by other enthusiasts and thus has helped to transform our view of the heavens- truly remarkable achievements for such a short time.

    The 2010 AIC Image Gallery Now Online

    The 2010 meeting offered attendees an opportunity to submit images for display during conference breaks, lunch and the Saturday night dinner. Again this year, the response was overwhelming to this invitation- we received over 100 beautiful pictures representing the current state of the art.

    To preserve this great gathering of talent, the AIC has posted the third annual on-line gallery of astrophotographic images. Each picture is displayed in a random sequence. A control is provided to navigate through the list. Click on any image to open a viewer that will display the full image with high quality. Here's the link:

    2010 AIC Gallery

    2010 Presentation Downloads Available to Conference Attendees

    A complete set of 2010 conference presentations is available for 2010 AIC conferees to download and review at their convenience. However, access to these files will remain limited to 2010 attendees until the second half of 2011 and require the submission of a username and password.

    All previous year's presentations remain unrestricted for download and study. Following is a list of links to each of the AIC's presentation archives.

    2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010

    Plan to attend the eighth annual 2011 Advanced Imaging Conference

    Mark your calendars, set aside Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6, 2011 and plan to attend the next Advanced Imaging Conference! Next year's meeting will convene at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara- the same hotel where the 2010 gathering took place.

    Friday will be dedicated to workshops brimming with expert instructional advice covering image processing, data acquisition and the use of popular processing software applications. It's a treasury of information you'll find no where else on Earth!

    The Saturday and Sunday sessions also promise an exciting constellation of Astro-imaging's brightest stars and, throughout the long weekend, AIC 2011 will showcase the latest technology from our community's leading vendors, manufacturers and service providers.

    All meals will be included in the conference fee:
    • continental breakfast on Friday;
    • full breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning and
    • both lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday.
    Transportation between the San Jose International Airport and conference hotel will be provided free of charge and you'll be able to download each of the meeting presentations following the meeting.

    But, don't come alone! Bring your spouse, companion or your entire family and, for a small additional per person fee, they can tour San Francisco all day Saturday while you're at the meeting plus they can join you at every conference meal.

    Remember, there are other great gatherings where you can shop for better equipment but only the Advanced Imaging Conference equips you to create better images!

    Plan to be there!

    Next Issue: The 2011 Hubble Award Recipient, Candid Photos from the 2010 Meeting and 2010 Survey Results

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