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Somers Library Art Gallery Features Astrophotographer Scott Nammacher

Astrophotographer Scott Nammacher's exhibit is "Treasures of the Northern and Southern Skies."
Astrophotographer Scott Nammacher's exhibit is "Treasures of the Northern and Southern Skies." Photo Credit: Scott Nammacher

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Scott Nammacher, a Westchester resident and astrophotographer, will be the featured artist for the month of October at the Somers Library art gallery. His exhibit is titled "Treasures of the Northern and Southern Skies."

Nammacher grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., where he went to college. As a small boy, he was first introduced to astronomy by way of a “Star Party” held by a local group of amateur astronomers. They gather with their telescopes to introduce the viewing public to the beauty of the night skies. Over the years Scott commuted through Grand Central Station where Meade Telescopes were prominently displayed in a store there. He bought an 8-inch “Go-To” telescope in 2003 to introduce his then younger children to the wonders of the universe above.

His interest grew as well, and he started doing an astrophotography shortly thereafter. In 2012, he mounted his first one-man show -- a three-month show at the Hudson Opera House in Hudson, N.Y. In 2015, he did his second full show, with pictures from two remotely operated telescopes (one in Australia and the other in New Mexico) at the Pound Ridge Library. Scott continues to find new targets and process the photos to bring out the amazing detail and colors of what is up above us every night.

Nammacher currently resides in White Plains with his wife, Constance. They have two grown children and continue to enjoy the night sky wherever they may travel.

Call the Library at (914)-232-5717 for viewing times of the exhibit.

The Somers Library is at Route 139 & Reis Park, Somers.

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