Dr Sam Lindsay

Assistant Editor (MNRAS), Royal Astronomical Society

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Photography

One of the perks (or curses) of working in astronomy is the extensive travel. Having never left Europe before starting my PhD, my first 18 months saw me travel to the Canary Islands (La Palma), twice to South Africa (Cape Town and Stellenbosch) and to Chile.

 

The crystal clear views of the Milky Way in the unpolluted darkness of the Atacama Desert in Chile was what finally convinced me that an iPhone was never going to do justice to the exotic surroundings I found myself in, and maybe I should invest in a serious camera. 

 

I may have missed out on some beautiful pictures of the Atacama or Table Mountain, but hopefully there will be plenty of opportunities to go back in future. In the mean time, I keep a selection of my favourite shots on my page at 500px. Feel free to have a look, and I hope you see something you like.

 

Featured in a 500ISO article: 40 Amazing Eclipse Photos of Last Nights `Super Blood Moon' by DL Cade


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