Continuing Education

Astrophotography: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started!

Course Detail

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This course will be meeting ONLINE via Zoom. More information about this platform and tutorials can be found by clicking here!

Ever wonder just how those marvelous color photographs of objects in our universe are created? Astrophotography is a specialized type of photography for recording photos of astronomy that include celestial events, astronomical objects, and the night sky! You will unlock the secrets behind professional astrophotography. Combining astronomy and digital photography is both a technological and artistic challenge. You will learn what it takes to meet those challenges and take your own pictures of the universe! You will explore some general aspects of astrophotography and basic cosmology by gaining a general understanding of telescopes and digital photography. This class includes a field trip to a local observatory to practice astrophotography.