Introduction to Stargazing and Nighttime Photography
Time: 6:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, July 6
After the sun sets, a whole new world appears above us to explore. Stargazing, northern lights chasing and nighttime photography have become popular activities and are a great way to explore your province and the beauty of the night sky that we all share. Join two local experts and learn why dark skies are important for the environment, tips and tricks for stargazing and northern lights chasing, and how to take photos of the nighttime sky. Not only will you learn skills to get started, you will also learn how to safely undertake these activities.
Chris Beckett is an amateur astronomer who loves looking up at the night sky. He also enjoys sharing the universe through writing for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Journal and Observers Handbook and teaching fun non-credit astronomy classes at the University of Regina. Chris also enjoys sharing views through telescopes and podcasting with his friend Shane on the "Actual Astronomy Podcast."
Dale Boan is a Saskatoon-based photographer who has a passion for wandering around in the dark. He loves capturing images of the northern lights and the Milky Way across Saskatchewan and wherever his travels take him. During the day, he photographs wildlife and landscapes. Dale is also involved with the Saskatchewan Aurora Hunters group.
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