Peter Dunsby, Professor and Head of Department, Cosmology and Gravity Group, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town

This course will show participants how it is possible to capture stunning images of the night sky from their own back yards. It will provide an introduction to the art and science of astrophotography. Topics that will be discussed include an introduction to the four key elements of the process leading to the production of an image of a galaxy, nebula, star cluster or planet. No previous knowledge is required


LECTURE TITLES (Click here to download the lecture slides)

1.  Equipment

2. Preparation

3.  Acquisition

4. Processing



Date: Monday 20–Thursday 24 January
Time:  9.15 am
COURSE FEES Full R472 Staff & Students R236
Venue: LT2 Kramer Law Building UCT