Upcoming Astronomy Events
As a service to our community, Sky & Telescope lists astronomy-related events, including star parties, observatory public nights, astronomy talks, and more. Star parties offer dark skies and astronomical fellowship and often cater to families and feature special activities for kids. Public nights give the general public a chance to view the sky through large telescopes, and public talks are a great place to learn the fundamentals of the science and the craft.
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Capturing the Cosmos: A Journey into Astrophotography
October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDTFree
Join Michigan-based astrophotographer Jason Guenzel as he recounts his journey into the expansive world of astrophotography. From a humble start with his suburban backyard telescope to world-class, award-winning images, he has the experience in equipment, techniques and processes to make this presentation interesting to beginners through experienced photographers. He will share his knowledge of several niches of astronomy imaging, including deep sky, solar, lunar, planetary, nightscape, and more. Learn what goes into planning, shooting, and editing a successful session. Hear about his approach to producing and sharing this photography of the cosmos as a form of public outreach. This presentation is aimed at inspiring the astrophotographer (regardless of skill level) to get out, shoot, and share with renewed excitement, curiosity, and hopefully fresh ideas.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Guenzel a self-taught photographer based in Michigan with a background in science and engineering. Over the last decade, he has taken a particular interest in the discipline of astrophotography. His work has been internationally awarded, published, and exhibited through various outlets, including: NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, "Astronomy" magazine, "Sky & Telescope" magazine, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year, and others.
NOTE: This meeting will also be held in person on the campus of Western Michigan University. Please see our website for details: kasonline.org