The University of Arizona


Adam Block: Astrophotographer Shooting For The Stars
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Lorraine A. DarConte

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” said Oscar Wilde, who, in his wildest dreams could not have imagined how truly spectacular the universe is. Thanks to “visionaries” like Adam Block—space, the final frontier—though still miraculous and mysterious, is a tad more accessible to the average Earthling. Block is Program Coordinator at the Mount Lemmon Sky Center in Tucson, Arizona. He’s responsible for developing and administering the Steward Observatory’s public astronomy programs and experiences, which include presentations, workshops, and special events. He also manages to find time in his jam-packed schedule to photograph the heavens above.