Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Planning for Deepsky and Nightscape Photography

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn
Friday, December 8, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn will be discussing how to prepare and plan for a night of imaging with special consideration to location, time, weather and sky quality considerations. She will also be discussing how to interpret weather forecasts and use various websites, apps and desktop software in order to optimize your night out under the stars. Her talk will also be applicable to those who aren’t interesting in photography.

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn's  interest in astronomy started from a fairly young age. After getting her first telescope at the age of 11 and then her first serious film camera as a teenager she began to think of the possibilities of astrophotography. Over the course of more than 15 years she dabbled in it but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2007 that she started to make some huge leaps in the hobby. Her work has won awards and has been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as SkyNews POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this intensive hobby, she lives in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada with her husband and two children. Currently she workw for The Weather Network, a weather TV station, as one of their senior meteorologists.

Christmas Social
The regular meeting break will be extended to allow members and guests to mingle over coffee and treats.

Door Prizes
There will be a draw for door prizes at the meeting and a free door prize ticket to all who arrive before the 7:30 start time!

Food Share Donations
Donations of non-perishable food for the Hamilton Food Share program will be collected at this meeting. Please drop off any items at the drop-box located near the entrance of the auditorium. All donations gratefully accepted and thanks to your generosity we’ve collected thousands of pounds of food since we began. Let’s keep up the great work as the need continues.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Reservations: Not required
Organized by: Hamilton Amateur Astronomers
Location: The Hamilton Spectator, 44 Frid Street, Hamilton, ON  L8N 3G3 (near the junction of Highway 403 and Main St. West)