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Explorers of the Universe

To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009 Explorers of the Universe is a selection of photographs by Max Alexander, portraying all aspects of astronomy in the UK.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

The exhibition will be showing at the Royal Albert Hall between 24 September until 02 November 2009. More details here.

Through interpretive and character portraits, Max introduces us to astronomers at the forefront of our understanding of the cosmos. This is complemented by reportage photographs of professional and amateur astronomy. These photographs range from academic research and observation through to the stargazing public, capturing the truly amazing journey of discovery on which both scientists and the public are travelling.

Max Alexander is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and has had a lifelong interest in astronomy. In the course of taking these photographs across the UK, he has got to know very well the community of astronomers, in one of the few sciences where amateurs make a valuable contribution.