Price: $180 per person for both nights
Location: Perth Observatory

21st of April (theory)
22nd of April (practical)

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Doors open at: 6:30 pm)

This workshop is strategically timed to prepare you for the Spring Milky Way season when the Milky Way will be rising in the east in winter. Our position on the west coast of Australia provides many great opportunities for this time of year so let’s make the most of it!

This is a different take on the milky way workshops, providing an avenue for those who cannot come to weekend courses. We will cover similar content to the day & night workshop normally run 1 pm – 10 pm on a Saturday, but over two nights and at a slightly higher level due to the small number of hours involved.

The first night will cover the “how-to” of Milky Way photography – What hardware (tripod, camera, mounts, lenses, etc) you would use, how to use it, camera settings, and much more.

The second night will be a workshop on the grounds of the Perth Observatory. After a quick re-cap on the previous night’s information and a laser sky-tour to familiarise yourself with the spring night sky, you will be able to photograph the Milky Way from our observatory.

  • Use Roger Groom’s various tracking mounts to test what you might wish to buy yourself.
  • Demo of setting up tracking mounts.
  • Ongoing assistance to help you get the right camera settings.

About The Presenter – Roger Groom

This course will be presented by Roger Groom, an experienced photographer, amateur astronomer and active
participant in the astronomy community in Perth, Western Australia. Roger started astronomy with his first
telescope in the 1990s and since then has expanded to a broad range of astronomy activities mostly focused
around photography. Roger hosts Star Viewing Nights at the Perth Observatory, is the immediate past
chairperson of the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group and gives astrophotography workshops and
presentations at various club and organization events in Perth.


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