What is a supermoon?
A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. This is the closest the moon will be until September 28 2015. In this workshop you will be joining local astronomer Robby Tacket and I for a night under the stars. Robby and I will teach you everything you need to know to take photos of the moon and also give you a guided astronomy lesson! Whether it’s your first experience or you’re an old pro at exploring the skies, you will enjoy a personalized guided star tour given by Robby Tackett, an enthusiastic local astronomer and entrepreneur who was instrumental in the observatory construction process. This is not an event to be missed!
SCHEDULE: My supermoon workshop is a 1-night class on August 29th, 2015 from 7pm-11pm. We will be taking photos and video of the moon through a Celestron 14” SCT telescope, so your images will be breathtaking! This is a 6-person max workshop. Smaller class sizes allows the best possible learning conditions in a group setting. If you would like a personal 1-on-1 workshop, that can be arranged before or after these dates. Please email me if you are interested in doing so.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: -How to connect your camera to a telescope. -Camera settings. -A general astronomy course so you can easily understand moon cycles, earth’s orbit, how to find the milky-way, planets, meteor showers, etc. -How to photograph the moon and take panoramics. -Special tips and techniques
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
-A DSLR Camera that can perform in Manual (M) Mode and user manual. Canon, Nikon, and Pentax only.
-At least 1 battery and 16GBs of memory card storage.
-Food and snacks (not provided)
LOCATION: I have teamed up with Spenser’s Observatory to provide you the best viewing experience!