Astronomy Events

Astrophotography Image Processing Class - Sat 20th Nov 2021

Discover the world of astrophotography image processing with local WA Astrophotographer, Roger Groom. Learn the pieces of the software puzzle and the processing workflow that will help you focus your image processing skills appropriately.
Roger will cover both common concepts applicable to all astrophotography as well as specific software and processing requirements for some scenarios.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
In this class you will be walked through examples of how to process different types of astro-images including:
•       DSLR/Mirrorless camera images of nightscape/landscape scenes including those with the Milky Way
•       Telescope images of deep sky subjects (eg: nebulae, galaxies and star clusters) captured using DSLR/Mirrorless or dedicated CCD/CMOS Astro camera
•       Telescope images of the planets Saturn and Jupiter captured using video

WHEN: 6.30pm-9.30pm Saturday 20th November, 2021

WHERE:  Henderson Environmental Centre, End of Groat Street, North Beach

PRICES:
FREE ENTRY FOR GOLD & PLATINUM MEMBERS
Non-members are welcome. Bookings are essential.
•       $77 Adults
•       $115.50 Adult plus one (bring a friend or family member for company)

*Go to the Stargazers Club WA website Events tab for more information

Latest Event - Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course

Start date: Wed 7th Aug 2024    

The annual Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course  run the Sutherland Astronomical Society (SASI) is on!

Wed 7 Aug Getting Acquainted with the Night Sky
Wed 14 Aug Constellations from the Southern Hemisphere
Wed 21 Aug Setting up Telescopes & Understanding Optics
Wed 28 Aug The Solar System
Wed 4 Sep Stars
Wed 11 Sep Deep Sky Objects
Wed 18 Sep Intro to the Big Bang Theory
Wed 25 Sep New Developments in Astronomy & Space, Basic concepts for beginners in Astro-Photography)

Sessions are held at the Green Point Observatory in Oyster Bay, south of Sydney.

Recommended: Additional Saturday evenings dark-sky observing during the course, with mentor volunteers.

You will need to book – full details here

 

Coming Up - Great Sydney Total Solar Eclipse 2028

Start date: Sat 22nd Jul 2028    

Taken in Carbondale IL, USA during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Canon 5D MK3 with Sigma 150-600mm lens and Baader AstroFilm solar filter.

Ok so this might be a little premature 4 years out from the event, but hey – why not get the hype machine rolling early right? There’s a lot of time to prepare and practice or at the very least, scratch a few days off your future calendar to come join us and the rest of Sydney for a total solar eclipse with a “greatest duration” of totality that passes right over the Bintel store in Glebe! Almost 4 glorious minutes of darkness await during totality. To check the map for your predicted time and proximity to totality check NASA’s website here.

1519Days 19Hours 07Minutes 55Seconds

 

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