Buffalo’s own Alan Friedman, President of Great Arrow Graphics and President of Buffalo Astronomical Association has shot the sun, and it appears as the “Astronomy Picture of the Day” on this NASA site.
This isn’t Friedman’s first play on the NASA page, as his moon shot got their attention back in February of 2007.
Friedman’s reaction? “It’s always cool when Buffalo makes the national news for an image of sun instead of snow!”
Can we call Friedman an amateur anymore? We don’t think so. See more of his work at his site, Averted Imagination. He has a speaking gig tonight at UB for the 2009 WNY Science and Technology Forum, Horizons of Space, so the timing of today’s picture is perfect. Friedman also holds the title of Research Associate in Astronomy at the Buffalo Museum of Science.