NASA photographer to showcase stunning work for Harrogate photography evening

A photographer who captured key moments in mankind's efforts at space exploration is to join members of the Harrogate Photographic Society as the first guest of it's returning Monday Evening Sessions.

Saturday, 9th September 2017, 2:39 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:48 pm
Bill Ingalls, NASA's Senior Photographer since 1989, will be talking to the group live from the Baikonur Cosmodromein Kazakhstan, credit Bill Ingalls

On Monday, September 11 Bill Ingalls, NASA's Senior Photographer since 1989, will be talking to the group live from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to discuss his work, including snapping the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis and the first launch of a US citizen on a Russian rocket. The event will take place at the Friends Hall, Homestead Road.

Harrogate Photographic Society’s President, Graham Roberts said, “We had originally planned to get Bill to the UK, but he has to be in Baikonur for a launch to the International Space Station. That being the case we have worked with Bill to ensure that he can deliver his talk over the internet whilst we see his work in the highest quality.

"We are thrilled that we have made this happen. Bill is one of the world’s top photographers and his work is stunning”

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Alongside launches Mr Ingalls documented several landmark events including John F Kennedy Jr’s final visit to the White House, the burial at sea of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong and the funeral of the first American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn.

Contact the society on 07720 891 002 to find out about this lecture and future events scheduled through next year.