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Stargazing is the subject of Seeing in the Dark, a 60-minute, state-of-the-art, high-definition (HDTV) documentary written, produced and narrated by award-winning filmmaker, journalist and best-selling author Timothy Ferris. The program introduces viewers to the rewards of first person, hands-on astronomy. It is based on Ferris book, Seeing in the Dark (Simon & Schuster, 2002), named by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of the year.
The program features remarkable high-definition astrophotography, and introduces men and women who have seen and captured phenomenal images within and beyond our solar system and galaxy, both professionals and amateurs. They include:
Robert Smith, former star NFL running back turned stargazer, Miami, Florida; Barbara Wilson, teacher, Houston, Texas; Steven James OMeara, artist, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Ron Bissinger, CEO, Pleasanton, California; Rob Gendler, radiologist, Avon, Connecticut; Michael Koppelman, musician, Minneapolis, Minnesota; ...