Essential Information

Type Talks and courses
Royal Observatory
Date and Times Mondays, 7-9pm | 6-week courses beginning 1 Nov, 3 Jan & 21 Feb
Prices £96

This course is now fully booked for the 2021-22 academic year.

For those interested in an introductory course for how to photograph the night sky.

This course provides the basic knowledge, skills and techniques needed to create images of space. It will explore how night time photography is different to daytime and how, with a few key ideas and practise, it is possible to create amazing images.

The course tutor will guide the class through the first steps in learning how astro images are made.  Starting with understanding camera settings, targets in the night sky and some straightforward processing, the students will then go on to capture and process their own images. The course will also touch on some more advanced techniques using telescopes and guiding to give students a taste of the possibilities of deep sky astrophotography.

This course will run three times in the 2021/22 academic year on Mondays:

  • 1st November - 6th December 2021
    • Note: The class on 8th November will be moved to Tuesday 9th November from 7-9PM. Students should notify the instructor if they are unable to make this class date. 
  • 3rd January - 7th February 2022
  • 21st February - 28th March 2022

The course will be held online via Zoom. This course is ideal for students who are not in commutable distance from London or cannot travel to Greenwich.

Students will ideally have access to their own equipment for this course, including a DSLR, lenses and tripod. A telescope is not required, though students are welcome to use a telescope for photography.

Note: This course runs online on Zoom.

Age: 18+ yrs