Ad Astra Newsletter: Issue #1 2024 (published on Mar 19, 2024)
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“Parting Shots” by Scott Sternbach

Scott Sternbach's "Parting Shots" captures his profound legacy as the director of LaGuardia Community College's Photography Program, showcasing his dedication to photography and education. Blending his love for nature and teaching, Scott shares stunning images from his recent travels to remote regions of Costa Rica, aiming to inspire conservation and passion among students and readers. His work embodies a commitment to photography, education, and environmental awareness, marking a memorable farewell after 27 years of service.

Cover Image: Costa Rica | Scott Sternbach

Ad Astra Newsletter: Issue #2 2023 (published on Dec 07, 2023)
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“Cosmic Canvas: Capturing the Light within the Darkness”

In 'Cosmic Canvas', former LaGuardia student and artist Hreedoy Anirban Khandakar showcases his exquisite talent in astrophotography. A graduate of LaGuardia Community College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Fine Arts Photography, Hreedoy combines his technical prowess with his artistic vision. Khandakar's work invites viewers on an awe-inspiring journey through the cosmos, reflecting his deep passion for celestial wonders.

Cover Image credits: Hreedoy Anirban Khandakar,

Ad Astra Newsletter: Issue #1 2023 (published on May 22, 2023)
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“Naturescapes” by Jetmir Troshani

In 'Naturescapes', LaGuardia Professor Jetmir Troshani offers a vibrant close-up of Kenya's wildlife. Capturing dynamic moments in their natural settings, his work is not just a collection of photos, but an intimate journey into the heart of Kenya's diverse animal kingdom.

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Ad Astra Newsletter: Issue #1 2023 (published on May 22, 2023)
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“From Cells to Galaxies”

“From Cells to Galaxies” offers a visually captivating and intellectually engaging journey across the immense scales of the universe. This intriguing exhibition, curated by the faculty members of the Natural Sciences department, features compelling images captured through the accurate lenses of microscopes and telescopes. Biologists, chemists, and physicists have all contributed to this remarkable exploration. This exhibit elegantly emphasizes the interconnectedness and shared patterns observable across diverse scales in nature – from the microcosmic realm of cellular structures to the vast macrocosmic expanses of celestial entities.

Cover Image Credit: Julia Rodina at

Ad Astra Newsletter: Issue #2 2020 (published on Jul 23, 2020)
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In Black and White: Capturing New York, Spring 2020, during COVID19

Under the supervision of Humanities Professor Scott Sternbach, Spring 2020 LaGuardia photography students Gabriela Aca, Sam Delgado, Luis Cuacuamoxtla, John Puga, and Stella Sitao Xing document our life today in our hard‑hit city.

Cover Images: Jeremiah Cumberbatch, from The Protest