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Two more hands-on astrophotography workshops are now available for booking. The next one is:

Introduction to Astrophotography.
Saturday the 14th of September.

Click on the link above for more details.

Join me for a day to learn all about the basics of imaging the night sky and webcam imaging.

The workshop will cover the following:
The theory of astrophotography and why we need to post-process our images to get the best out of them.
Taking a static image of the night sky using a camera and tripod to produce wide angle constellation shots and star trails.
Taking static images of the night sky and stacking them to produce deeper shots, such as showing the Milky Way.
These are both demonstrated using the free software Startrails and Deep Sky Stacker.
We will also look at how to image the Moon and planets using a webcam.
The processing of the videos are then demonstrated using the free software AutoStakkert!, Registax and Fitswork.
Some further processing will also be demonstrated in Photoshop.

We had a great fantastic day on the 20th of July celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings.

Click on the link below for details:
http://www.star-gazing.co.uk/WebPage/apollo-50th-day

I am proud to be supporting this summers reading challenge – Space Chase in libraries across Northamptonshire.

Children can sign up at their local library and read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge.
There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and best of all it’s all FREE to take part!

Visit my Web site here for more details about these events:
http://www.star-gazing.co.uk/WebPage/challenge-space-race

Mobile Planetarium.

My full-dome, audience-interactive, presenter-led planetarium shows are engaging, educational and suitable for all ages and levels of knowledge. For details of the planetarium click the following link:
http://www.star-gazing.co.uk/WebPage/planetarium

My school presentations are written to support the teacher in the classroom topics, following the current national curriculum requirements. I run full day and half day visits, incorporating STEM presentation, bottle-rocket workshops as well as planetarium shows.
Visit my Web page for more details of my school visits:
www.star-gazing.co.uk/School _Visits.html 

Please note:
The 5 meter wide planetarium does require a room area of at least 6m x 6m and at least a full 5m height.
The floor also needs to be clean. A large hall or gymnasium are ideal.

Click here to contact me to ask questions or book an exciting planetarium visit for your school or event.

Astrophotography Guides.
My astrophotography guides are available for purchase.

For more details, Click HERE to visit my online Shop, where they are available for secure online purchase.
All my guides are also available on Kindle and in print from Amazon.

Workshops

Click here to visit my Web page to see the workshops now confirmed for 2018.

Keep looking for events and presentations I give around the country.
Click here to see My Talk Schedule.

Click here to visit my Online shop to purchase any of my guides.

Please contact me if overseas postage is required.

My Springer book, From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomer is available from all good book stores, or directly from me at any of my talks.


I am really proud of it and from feedback I have had people really enjoy reading it and find lots of useful hints and tips when progressing in astronomy.

Reviews:
“Dave Eagle’s ‘From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomer’ is a truly wonderful book” Kadri Tinn. AstroMadness.com.

I have read it twice now and I must say that it is simply the most valuable book I have read on the topic so far. Many thanks for lighting the way!” E Mail from satisfied reader.

If you bring a copy along to one of my talks, or buy one from me at my events, I’ll sign it for you and with my scribble.
But be aware, it will make it worth a far lot less than you paid for it. 🙂 

On these pages you will find my Astronomy Sky Diary, my best astronomy and wildlife images and some of our trip reports.

Any questions, comments or have I made a mistake? E Mail me: (Dave@star-gazing.co.uk)

For the latest news and events, more details, keep (BIG) Bang up to date on my Blog by clicking the button below: 

Please enjoy your visit and come back soon as new content is being added all the time.

Keep Looking Up!

Dave

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