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Astrophotography Workshop

  • - (AEST)
  • Mount Martha Observatory (MPAS)
    Briars Historic Park, 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha VIC 3934, Australia

The astrophotography workshop introduces concepts that will assist both the beginner amateur and professional photographer to take stunning photographs of the night sky.  Night sky photography is very different to that done in daylight.  The afternoon has an array of talks given by experienced and award-winning astrophotographers, with (weather permitting) practical hands-on sessions during the evening at our registered Observatory. 

Topics include an introduction to smartphone photography, timelapses, capturing the Aurora Australis, nightscape imaging, deep sky photography and much more.

Weather permitting, attendees will be able to use some of the Society’s premium equipment for some sky imaging on the night. Remember to bring your camera and tripod for the practical evening component if you have them.

Please dress appropriately for being outdoors and on a grassy or uneven surface. You may bring a small torch (red LED or covered in red cellophane).

Driving directions: The observatory is sign-posted inside a State Park in regional Victoria and is entered on the east side of Nepean Highway. Drive carefully through the park, with the possibility of wildlife on the road after dark. You will travel about 1.5 km along a sealed road, over 2 cattle grids, past a visitors’ centre on your left and vineyard on your right, up the hill then straight ahead through an open gate. The observatory is 100 m further along on the left.

Location Information

The observatory is next door to the Shire Ecohouse and Briars Education Camp.