Photographing the Eclipse and the Worlds Beyond Our Solar System
Feb 28, 2024
Randy Light
Photographing the Eclipse and the Worlds Beyond Our Solar System

Randall Light, MD, Randy, is from Cedar Hill, Texas. He is married to Irene Dirksen Light. They have 3 children and 14 grandchildren who know them as Nana and Papa. They live in College Station, Texas.

Randy earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. After completing a residency in neurology at UTMB, he became the first neurologist to practice in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He practiced consultative neurology for 32 years.

In 1979 Randy became interested in photography. He has attended photography short courses, read numerous photography books, and explored many photographic subjects. He found a photography mentor who provided support and feedback. When he retired in 2013, he became interested in astrophotography. He has written articles, given talks, and received awards for his astrophotography.

He is currently a member of the Brazos Valley Astronomy Club and an advanced astrophotographer. He shares his knowledge of astrophotography with others who are interested in capturing images of near and deep sky objects. Dr. Light writes detailed instructions for capturing beautiful images with a DSLR camera or telescope and provides sample images for each lesson.