Moon Landing anniversary and my 'Small Part' in The Story --


Peter Elgar

Link Posted 08/08/2019 - 16:43
Hey All -- Hope this is OK to post here -- 50 years ago I was the Photographer for the Geology Dept at University College London, Gower Street and PENTAX PLUG Boss let me order an Asahi Pentax S1a + Pentax Copy Stand + 50mm f4 Macro-Takumar with which I took loads of photos of fossils, rocks, minerals , Lecture Slides on 'Ferraniacolor' etc etc but one day we got sent a Microscope Slide from NASA containing some of the Moon Dust that Neil Armstrong had put into his pocket and I was asked to do Photomicrography on it -- I did a VIDEO about it for the 50th Anniversary which you can see here ;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKnaGQxSsUo
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

Algernon

Link Posted 08/08/2019 - 17:08
Brilliant Peter....... although I was expecting that they called you up to the moon to make sure that they got the correct shots

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Lubbyman

Link Posted 08/08/2019 - 22:49
Excellent video.

Were you at UCL 46-49 years ago, too? If so, we overlapped - I was an undergrad chemist. Hopefully the professors who couldn't tell the difference between glass and plastic were not from the chemistry department. There were one or two, though, who didn't seem to be fussy about plastic or glass as long as it contained an alcoholic beverage...

Steve

Peter Elgar

Link Posted 09/08/2019 - 08:41
I left there in 1970 to start up as a Local Self-Employed Freelance.
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

Lubbyman

Link Posted 09/08/2019 - 10:07
Peter Elgar wrote:
I left there in 1970 to start up as a Local Self-Employed Freelance.

And I arrived in September 1970. Seems like a long time ago!

Steve
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