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April 2017
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Astrophotography Workshop plus practical support

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beacon Fell Visitor Centre,
Beacon Fell
Preston, PR3 2NL United Kingdom
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Visit the Forest of Bowland Dark Sky Discovery site and learn how to photograph the contrast of dark skies and the beautiful stars above. Learn how to create beautiful star trails and other compositions that will leave you and your friends breathless, all with just a DSLR camera, lens and tripod! You'll be introduced to the techniques of processing astro-photographs to enhance faint detail in your images. Using tracking mounts…

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Astrophotography workshop plus practical support

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beacon Fell Visitor Centre,
Beacon Fell
Preston, PR3 2NL United Kingdom
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Learn how to create beautiful star trails and other compositions that will leave you and your friends breathless, all with just a DSLR camera, lens and tripod! You'll be introduced to the techniques of processing astro-photographs to enhance faint detail in your images. Using tracking mounts with camera lenses and small telescopes you will be taking pictures you never thought possible! After some time spent in the workshop there will…

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Jupiter watch at Beacon Fell

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beacon Fell Visitor Centre,
Beacon Fell
Preston, PR3 2NL United Kingdom
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The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons. Let our telescopes show you some of the details in Jupiter's cloud bands and its Moons, bring your…

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September 2017

Equinox Stargazing at Gisburn Dark Sky Discovery Site

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gisburn Forest Hub,
Gisburn Forest
Tosside, BB7 United Kingdom
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This weekend is the autumn Equinox, giving equal night and day so there should be great opportunity to travel through the constellations and along the Milky Way. Following an indoor presentation there will be powerful telescopes for you to gaze through, all operated by experienced amateur astronomers, who will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!  Suitable for adults and accompanied children 12 years and over.…

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