Join Babak Tafreshi's live webinar as he shares his personal techniques for photographing meteor showers.


Photo by Babak Tafreshi

If you're someone who constantly witnesses bright meteors streak across the opposite side of the sky from where your camera is facing, or if they appeared just before or after your exposure, you're not the only one! Understanding where to be, the best direction to point your camera, and the proper settings required to capture fast-moving meteors will increase your chances of success.

There are about a dozen good meteor showers that occur each year as the Earth passes through streams of particles from comets or asteroids. Come to our webinar to learn which ones have the best chance to produce bright fireballs. Learn how best to shoot them with single-exposure imaging and stacking techniques to present the entire meteor shower in a single composition.


Sign up for Sky & Telescope's live webinar to learn his personal techniques for capturing brilliant meteors streaking over picturesque landscapes.That's Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (15:00 UT). Price: $29.99

Buy the webinar in our online store, and you'll receive an email to register for the event. Each registration also comes with access to the archived version of the program and materials for one year. You don’t have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. But if you do, you can chat with Richard and ask questions. Any questions not addressed during the live presentation will be included in a follow-up email.

What You'll Learn

A brief introduction to camera settings for properly exposed nightscape images
When and where to best see a meteor shower
How to capture meteors in a single exposure
How to record real-time videos of meteor showers
How to stack images into a multi-exposure result

Who Should Attend

Serious photographers and hobbyists with little knowledge of astrophotography
Daytime photographers interested in photographing meteors
General travel enthusiasts interested in photography
Amateur astronomers interested in learning to take nightscape photos
Advanced nightscape photographers with specific questions
Advanced nightscape photographers with specific questions

About the Instructor: Babak A. Tafreshi

Sky & Telescope contributing photographer Babak Tafreshi, a National Geographic photographer and leader of The World at Night program, is a master at nightscape imaging by mBabak Tafreshierging art, culture, and science. His images reconnect people across the globe with the beauty of the night sky and the value of preserving natural nights.

Babak is also a science journalist, photo ambassador for the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and a board member of Astronomers Without Borders (AWB). Born in Tehran, he is now based in the Boston area but could be anywhere on the planet seeking starscapes to photograph. In the past two decades he has spent about a thousand nights imaging under stars on seven continents. For his global contribution to night-sky photography, Babak received the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most recognized award for scientific photography at the time.

How Does the Webinar Work?

Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and any materials for one year. You don’t have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. You’ll receive a copy of the webinar presentation in an email that goes out a week after the live event. In all Sky & Telescope webinars, no question goes unanswered. Attendees have the ability to chat with the instructor during the live event and ask questions, and any questions not covered in the live presentation will be included in the follow-up email as well.

The webinar is broadcast via the Internet, using GoToWebinar, with live audio delivered through your computer speakers or over your telephone. The live webinar’s visual presentation is displayed directly from the Presenter's computer to your computer screen. The Q&A is managed through a chat-style submission system with questions being read and answered by the Presenter for the entire class to hear. In the event that some questions are not answered during the live session, an e-mail with questions and answers will be sent to all webinar attendees. By attending the live webinar and asking questions, your full name may be stated during the live event and captured in the recording.

What Equipment Do I Need?

All you need is a computer or other device and an Internet connection. You’ll be able to view the presentation and listen to the audio over computer speakers; however, you’ll enjoy better audio quality if you use a telephone. For complete system requirements, see this page.

You can check your system’s compatibility automatically before the live webinar by visiting this page.

Don't forget: Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (15:00 UT). Price: $29.99. Sign up here!


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