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"Dark Skies Festival Astrophotography workshop" at Sutton Bank

Robert Ince

Friday, 16 February 2018 from 19:00 to 22:00 (GMT)

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Adult Ticket (16 and over)
Single admission (including refreshments)
16 Feb 2018 £25.00 £2.48

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Come and experience astrophotography under the dark skies of the North York Moors! 

Dark Skies Festival

Come to our Sutton Bank National Park centre 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 realise that 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 our 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 North York Moors we could count 2,000 at any one time!

Please book early - places are limited.  

This event is being held alongside a stargazing session organised by Hidden Horizons, this should also give great opportunities to image stargazers and their telescopes in action! The tickets for that event are also available, here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stargazing-sutton-bank-visitor-centre-16-feb-18-tickets-40900180541

Wrap up warm as it can get very cold on a night and bring a torch. Hot drinks will also be available to keep you warm. Feel free to bring along your own camer aquipment, ideally a DSLR with a tripod and a wide angle lens.

This event forms part of the 2018 Dark Skies Festival.

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Sutton Bank National Park centre
Sutton Bank
YO7 2EH Thirsk
United Kingdom

Friday, 16 February 2018 from 19:00 to 22:00 (GMT)


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Robert Ince

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 an experienced Astro photographer who is currently concentrating on timelapse and starscapes - you can find his videos on YouTube and his images on Flickr.

Robert is the lead astronomer, part of a wider group of amateur astronomers known as the "Starmakers" and is the co-author of the free stargazing information website called Go Stargazing.

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