Zolt Levay is a photographer who has produced astronomical images from the Hubble Space Telescope and has spent a career describing the process of producing engaging color images from Hubble data. Now, he has his sights set on matters closer to home, working on more terrestial matters.
During this conversation, Skipper and Zolt talk about how images are produced from the Hubble Space Telescope, the importance of being curious, how professional telescopes don't "see" in color, the size of 24 million soda straws, Ansel Adams, the notion of time travel, and his more recent hobby of astrophotography.
Stay tuned until the end for a clip on how to pronounce Zolt's first and last name the Hungarian way.
- Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
- The NASA Hubble Space Telescope
- RGB color model
- The Pillars of Creation
- Carina Nebula
- Ansel Adams
- Sky & Telescope - astrophotography tips
- Mauna Kea Observatories
- Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
- Aurora at Yellowknife, Canada
- The NASA James Webb Space Telescope
- Zolt Levay's photography site
- Zolt Levay's 2015 TEDx talk