Go to Lance Page's Part II - Ride the Sky Go to Lance Page's Part IV - Moving Forward Part III: The Fire Within After finishing some work on a documentary project through the summer in 2014, I found myself with some free time and a burning desire to produce another time-lapse film. The whole year I felt like the island I grew up on was calling to me, I swear I looked at the clock at 8:08 every single day. It had been three years since I visited back home to the Big Island of Hawaii, so I decided...

Go to Lance Page's Part I - Introduction Go to Lance Page's Part III - The Fire Within Part II - Ride the Sky In early 2014 I was exploring one of my favorite camping locations up on Mount Laguna which is just an hour drive east of San Diego. From the road I noticed a tree that was perched at the edge of a big forest ravine that had been burnt in a forest fire. The tree was charred black with jagged sharp branches and it seemed to stand out among the other scorched trees and shrub. It's backdrop...

Go to Lance Page's Part II - Ride the Sky Part I: Introduction: Hi there, I'm Lance Page. I'm a filmmaker and photographer specializing in time-lapse with an emphasis on astro-photography work. I was fortunate enough to have been born and raised in one of the most unique places on the planet, the Big Island of Hawaii. I grew up on a Kona coffee farm on the slopes of the massive Mauna Loa Volcano which neighbors Mauna Kea and Kilauea. I'll get into those insanely unique and mind blowing locations in upcoming posts but for now I want to introduce...

I grew up in the bright red blobby area in the light pollution map below. Deep in the red is a tiny state called New Jersey sandwiched between New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. There's some stretches of quiet, open places- but mostly its become a giant suburb of those 3 big cities. And so, as a 10 yr old in the family backyard looking up at the stars, if I saw the Big Dipper, Orion and about 20 other stars in the sky- that was a big starry night! Saying it now, I cringe, but that was my normal...

Hey :) My name is Ben, and very simply, I love being out under the stars. I'm still working out why that is, when did it start, and where is it going. If we were sitting at a coffee shop having this conversation one on one- I'd be smiling, and probably leaning forward on my elbows, fingers interlocking and waving through the air, excited to communicate this deep passion. And, interestingly, if we were having this conversation out under the stars, I'd be calm, slower speaking, with many thoughts drifting off into unfinished… thoughts… Crater Lake, Oregon Vincent van Gogh...

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.