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The House of Culture of Santa Cruz receives tomorrow at 6pm, an astrophotography exhibition, by the amateur photographer Duarte Silva, who belongs to the Association of Astronomers Amateurs of Madeira.

As the Quinta do Revoredo advances, “astrophotography is a specialised type of photography that involves recording images of celestial bodies and large areas of the night sky.”

“This is done by long exposure, using a capability that both films and digital sensors have to accumulate photons of light over long periods of time.”

“This branch of photography,” says the House of Culture, “despite having an aesthetic and artistic focus, often makes a valuable contribution to science.”

The photos that will be exposed in this space, until April 14, are amateur photographer Duarte Silva, a resident of Gaula, who belongs to the Association of Astronomers Amateurs of Madeira. This amateur and patient photographer of the celestial space was already distinguished by NASA and his enthusiasm caused him to adapt cameras and telescopes in order to obtain better photographs.

This exhibition is part of the ‘Hour of the Planet’, an event celebrated by the Casa da Cultura, with the aim of sensitising the population to environmental issues and the consequent sustainability of our planet.