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Come and experience telescopes and astronomy in The Forest of Bowland!
Come to our Forest of Bowland Dark Sky Discovery site and learn how to photograph the contrast of our dark skies and the beautiful stars above. I will also teach you how to create beautiful star trails and other compositions that will leave you and your friends breathless, all with just a DSLR camera, lens and tripod. I will also introduce the techniques of processing astrophotographs to enhance the faint detail. By using tracking mounts with camera lenses and small telescopes, you will realis you can take pictures you never thought possible!
After some time spent in the workshop, there will be opportunities (weather permitting) to try the astrophotography techniques out under Bowland's dark skies. Suitable for adults and accompanied children16 years and over.
Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the Forest of Bowland we could count 2,000 at any one time!
Please book early - places are limited.
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Robert Ince is a well-known amateur astronomer and professional scientist. He was the resident astronomer and manager of the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory (SDSO) in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park (GFDSP).
Robert is working with the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Forestry Commission and local wildlife trusts to develop astronomy tourism, provide astronomy outreach events and to increase light pollution awareness in the North of England.
Robert also wrote a weekly column in the Scottish national newspaper the Daily Record and has had articles and astronomical images published in amateur astronomical magazines.
Robert is the lead astronomer, part of a wider group of amateur astronomers known as the "Starmakers"