By day, Evan Kramer, SM ’22, works on his PhD within the Aero-Astro Area Methods Lab, growing a satellite tv for pc tasking algorithm. (His aim is to effectively faucet right into a community of satellites with artificial aperture radar sensors, which may see via all climate and illumination. This may let individuals shortly picture a particular level on Earth within the wake of a pure catastrophe or different emergency.)
However at night time, there’s probability you will discover Kramer on an MIT rooftop, capturing the night time sky of Cambridge as you’ve by no means seen it earlier than.
Kramer’s curiosity in astrophotography began in highschool, when he was in search of a solution to persuade his associates that observing objects like Jupiter and the moons of Saturn with a telescope was cool. Then he branched out into panorama astrophotography and delved into capturing ultraviolet and infrared in addition to seen gentle.
Gentle air pollution makes astrophotography in city environments tough, but it surely’s potential with filters and a variety of planning. Kramer composes photos with acquainted options within the foreground to get individuals’s consideration and make them marvel how they have been taken—and query their assumptions about what can and might’t be seen within the city night time sky.