Will Yurman ventured to Cherry Springs' star party in Pennsylvania and captured the touching story of how star-gazing changed an autistic boy's life.
His autism, diagnosed at an early age, left him closed off to people and the world. His passion for astronomy has opened him up to more than just the stars, connecting him to the world around him.
Video by Will Yurman, who has worked in journalism for more than 30 years as a still photographer and multimedia producer. Will was a long-time staff photographer at the (Rochester, New York) Democrat and Chronicle. He also spent three years based in Jerusalem covering the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. His work has been published in print and online around the world including the Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, Newsweek, Le Monde and NBCNews.com and exhibited at The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
His still photography and multimedia work have been recognized in the Best of Photography and Pictures of the Year International contests, among many others.He is currently a senior lecturer in the College of Communications at Penn State University where he teaches photojournalism and multimedia. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with his wife Hilary Appelman and their two children.
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A renewed threat for severe weather and flooding will emerge over the midwestern United States spanning late Sunday into Monday.
A local festival turned deadly after severe thunderstorms tore through northwestern Austria on Friday night.
On Monday, Aug. 21, the event that millions have anticipated will unfold when the moon passes directly in front of the sun.
Following the formation of Harvey, two additional tropical systems may form across the Atlantic Basin with one potentially impacting the U.S.
The government of Portugal has issued a state of public calamity as wildfires continue to burn across the country ahead of a weekend heat wave.
After drenching the Windward Islands, Harvey will continue to track toward Central America and may bring dangerous conditions early next week.
A monsoon low that brought deadly flooding to northeast India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the past week will shift westward into Monday and bring flooding to new areas.
Devastating flooding and mudslides struck the west African country of Sierra Leone, while tropical activity was abundant in the Atlantic.