SPOTLIGHT: Issues and Ideas

fireworks display The Art and Science of Display Pyrotechnics is a highly visual, rarely seen behind-the-scenes look at how pyrotechnics function and are safely used to create a professional fireworks display. It demystifies the physical science and artistic creativity of fireworks, and presents information about relevant chemistry, special effects, choreography to music, the use of computers, and numerous other topics.

Robert Saltzman
Bob Saltzman has been a certified professional pyrotechnician and member of the Pyrotechnics Guild International for 35 years, having helped produce numerous displays in his area. He is a graduate of Union College and Union Graduate College in Schenectady, NY, is retired from General Electric Global Research after 45 years, and has been a firefighter/paramedic/officer with Niskayuna, NY’s Grand Boulevard Fire Company. He serves on the Niskayuna Town Historical Committee, Board of Directors of the Schenectady Amateur Radio Association, the International Conference on Cryptologic History, and the Union College Academy for Lifelong Learning, where he helps to develop and teach courses. He has been a regular presenter around the country for decades, on numerous diverse topics.