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Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:57 PM

Hello, friends.  For those who live in or around the northern Finger Lakes region of New York, I’d like to call attention to an event taking place Friday, Dec. 13th in Seneca Falls as part of this year’s It’s a Wonderful Life Festival.  Dr. Judy Pipher, professor emerita of the Univ. of Rochester, will be talking on the subject of Stephan’s Quintet, the object used in the film for the “angelic dialog”.  Dr. Pipher’s specialty is infrared astronomy and she was part of the team that designed the cameras for the Spitzer Space Telescope.  Her talk will be followed by my talk, as a long time amateur astronomer from Ohio, on the history that connects director Frank Capra to Mt. Wilson where the image used in the film was captured by the great George Ritchey.  The talks are free and open to the public.  The times are noon and 1pm Dec. 13th at the Episcopal Church in Seneca Falls, directly across from the IAWL museum.  See the link here for more information:  https://www.wonderfu...tival-schedule/  Feel free to repost and spread the word if you like!

-Dave Ross


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