Orlando Science Center adds Demeter’s space photography now in gallery

Orlando Science Center has added space photography exhibit “Capturing the Cosmos” in its Fusion: A STEAM gallery. It features the work of Derek Demeter, director of Seminole State College’s Emil Buehler Planetarium.

“Capturing the Cosmos,” shot from Florida locations, features three areas of astrophotography, scenic landscapes, celestial neighbors from our solar system and deep-sky phenomena such as colorful nebulae and galaxies.

Demeter says he became interested in astronomy as a child during a visit to Orlando Science Center — then known as John Young Planetarium.

“He hopes his experiences illustrate that Florida can be a welcoming home for astronomy lovers of all ages,” according to a science center news release. “Demeter wants this show to capture the audience’s imagination and unlock a passion for the night sky.”

The gallery features Demeter’s work is on the third level of the science center, next to The Hive: A Makerspace. The area has a few permanent pieces including a memorial of the Pulse tragedy by Christy McCutchen, a motorized color projection piece by Ryan Buyssens and a one-dimensional dungeon-crawler game by Robin Baumgarten.

“Capturing the Cosmos” will be on display through Jan. 29. The gallery is included in regular science center admission. For more information, go to OSC.org.

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