Alston Lane, Preston, PR3 3BP
This is a free course running for keen amateur astronomers that are interested in taking their skills further. This event is specifically aimed at those who have always wanted to take astronomy further but have not yet had the opportunity. The project will consist of three workshop sessions, taking place at Alston observatory between January and March 2020, where you will be taught all there is to know about creating your own astronomy image, including how to choose a suitable object for imaging, the importance of image reduction, how to process your own images, as well as learning about the art and science behind taking images. The deadline for applying for one of the 20 limited places is 16/1/2020.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 24/01/2020
Alston Observatory is organising this event
Please contact Alston Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Fri 24th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.