This event is in the past.
Come celebrate the start of Global Astronomy Month 2016 for a night of astrophotography hosted by the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Mark Gee on the south coast of Wellington, New Zealand.
Bring your DSLR Camera and tripod, or just come down to enjoy a night under the stars. 10 minutes of basic instruction and a briefing will be held at the start of the night, before we head down to the beach at the start of the Red Rocks Nature Reserve to observe and photograph the night sky. This event is all about having a go and enjoying the night sky rather than a night with full instruction.
Last year we had close to 300 people turn up, and it was an amazing night had by all including a display of the Aurora Australis towards the end of the night.
If you haven't photographed the night sky before this event, have a read of this tutorial to get you up to speed on some of the terminology and methods used: http://theartofnight.com/2014/06/the-art-of-astrophotography-tutorial/
If the weather isn't favourable on the night of the 2rd April, the event will be held on another night between the 3rd and 9th April - stay tuned to this page for updates.
This is a free event to be held at the Red Rocks Nature Reserve, Te Kopahau Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand.