Interested in photographing the Milky Way over picturesque landscapes? Then join S&T's live webinar on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of imaging our awe-inspiring home galaxy with DSLR cameras.

Babak Tafreshi
Babak Tafreshi

On Tuesday April 4th, I'll be hosting Sky & Telescope's next online webinar, "How to Photograph the Milky Way" with National Geographic and S&T Contributing Photographer Babak Tafreshi. Babak has traveled the world capturing breathtaking nightscapes from some of the most beautiful locations on Earth.

We’ll discuss the basics of Milky Way photography, as well as the equipment and software you’ll need to get the most out of your images.

That's Tuesday, April 4th, at 2:00 p.m. EDT (18:00 UTC). Price: $29.99

Buy the webinar in our online store, then 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 Babak and ask questions. Any questions that the live presentation doesn't get to will be included in a follow-up email.


  •     Camera settings for still and time-lapse imaging
  •     The best time of the year for Milky Way photography
  •     The ideal locations to shoot the galaxy
  •     The apps and resources to plan your imaging
  •     Facts about the Milky Way in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere sky
  •     How to get deeper views of the Milky Way using star-tracking mounts
  •     The natural color of the Milky Way
  •     Editing techniques and tips to enhance the images


Babak TafreshiBabak Tafreshi, a National Geographic photographer and founder of The World at Night program, is also a science journalist, photo ambassador for the European Southern Observatory, and a board member of Astronomers Without Borders, an international organization that bridges cultures and connects people around the world through their common interest in astronomy. He is a master at nightscape imaging that merges art, culture, and science.

Born in Tehran, Iran, Babak began photographing the night sky above natural landscapes and historic architecture as a teenager in the early 1990s. Now based in the Boston, Massachusetts area, he travels the globe seeking the perfect settings for his starscapes to photograph. He received the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most recognized award for scientific photography for his global contribution to night-sky photography.


The webinar is broadcasted via the Internet, using GoTo Webinar, 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 Sean Walker reading the questions and Babak Tafreshi answering in the presentation for the entire class to hear. In the event that some questions are not answered during the live session, an email 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.

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

Important: After you complete your purchase of this live webinar, you will be prompted to confirm your registration via a link on the order confirmation page/email.

Purchase the live webinar today!


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