This event is part of the SHOW strand in our new autumn/winter programme;

Redeye member Dave Wilkinson presents an introduction to astrophotography.


Redeye member Dave Wilkinson presents an introduction to astrophotography as part of our new series of member-led events, where members suggest and host events based on their unique interests or skills.

'Have you ever sat and looked at the night sky? Pondered what may actually be up there? The naked eye, binoculars, telescopes, even mobile phone apps can all present the wonders of the night sky to you but it’s not until you open the camera's shutter to capture photons that some of its amazing beauty can be realised.

'This talk will introduce you to using your camera to capture the night sky, and some of the wonders that it holds.

'Join me at Godlee Observatory where I will talk through my journey in astrophotography. From setting up my camera in the garden with the longest lens I could find, to eventually buying a telescope and joining the groups of Astronomers across the North West in capturing ancient photons.

'The talk will be held in the Octagon room of the Godlee Observatory, and guided tours of the observatory telescopes in the dome above will be available.

'Weather permitting, the moon will be perfectly placed for observation across the Manchester skyline.' – Dave Wilkinson

This event starts at 19:30 until 21:30. Doors open at 19:00.

This event takes place at Godlee Observatory at the top of the Sackville Street Building, M60 1QD. The venue has restricted wheelchair access. If you have accessibility requirements, please get in touch in advance of the event so we are able to arrange access.  Find out more about the venue here.

This event is free but booking is essential. Please register via the link below. It is also possible to make a donation at the time of registering and this really helps us deliver more events. 

Who is it for?
This event is open to everyone who is interested in astrophotography, and no prior knowledge or skills in photography or astrophotography are needed. It is part of a new series where members suggest and host events based on their skills or interests. Find out more about suggesting an event here, or sign up for membership here.

Image: Dave Wilkinson

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