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Planet Earth As Art: The View From Space Program
Planet Earth As Art: The View From Space Program

Today (Saturday, April 21) I will be giving my Planet Earth As Art: The View From Space presentation as a part of the Astronomy Day event being held at Harper College in Palatine IL. I find the timing of this talk most appropriate since tomorrow is Earth Day.

In this presentation, I give a brief introduction to remote sensing and spend some time talking about the workflow and techniques I use to take the source image data, mostly coming from the Landsat 8 mission, and process it so as to create visually attractive images.

The presentation contains some images of cities for scale reference but focuses on natural features like deserts, islands, volcanoes, glaciers, sediment flows, and river deltas. Some of the images I use in my presentation can be seen in my Planet Earth Satellite Imagery Collection on Redbubble.

Some images from Planet Earth As Art
A few images from the Planet Earth As Art presentation (rotated 90 degrees here)

For details about the Astronomy Day activities at Harper College, please visit the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Astronomy Day page.

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