From his first image of the moon to his published works in magazines, as a lecturer and sky photographer, Maxwell Palau has always kept his eyes toward the sky. Today, from his home in Southern California, he continues to inspire others to reach for the stars.
Who is StarDude
Publications & Awards
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National Geographic Photography Award
Discovery Photos Award
"...my first ever attempt at celestial photography, using nothing more than camera of my iPod Touch..."
My 1st Moon Shot
I have always loved astronomy. Although I never really realized how much until I took an astronomy class in college. One night the instructor brought out an old Meade LX90 telescope to view the moon. This was my first ever attempt at celestial photography, using nothing more than camera of my iPod Touch against the eyepiece.
StarDude Astronomy was born with the idea of spreading the knowledge and wonder of science, astronomy and photography to all as well as to bring back the interest in these subjects to students in school.
Personal Heroes and Influences
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My Father, Francisco R. Paláu
Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson