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Date: 8th October 10
Time: 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Location: The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, London, W1J 0BQ
Contact: Prof F Ring
Group: Imaging Science
In October 1910 Professor Robert Wood presented his paper to the Royal Photographic Society in London "Photography by Invisible Rays", describing the use of an infrared plate to make a permanent image in the near infrared. Since that time significant advances have been made in infrared thermal imaging, with applications across a broad spectrum from medicine, industry and astronomy.
Two one-day seminars, the first on 7 October 2010 on the development and general applications of infrared imaging, and the second on 8 October 2010 on infrared imaging in astronomy, will be held in London. The first will be organised under the auspices of The Royal Photographic Society, Imaging Science Group, and the second by the Royal Astronomical Society.
For detailed programmes of the two linked events and application forms, please click on this link:
Fees: 7 October 7/8 October
Full: £50 £65
ISG Members & Retired: £35 £50
Students: £25 £30
The identification of infrared rays is attributed to Sir William Herschel who presented his findings to the Royal Society in 1820. Sir William became the first president of the Royal Astronomical Society that was founded in 1820. In 2009, the Herschel Space telescope was launched carrying a multi-spectral infrared camera system. Some of the first observational images from this current mission will form part of the second day seminar.
Further details of all Imaging Science Group events can be found on the RPS Imaging Science Group website: