Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting


Open to Public

Type: Astrophotography Sig

Held on: May 11, 2021 (Tue) at 07:15 PM to May 11, 2021 (Tue) at 09:00 PM

Online Location: Please sign in to see online meeting location.

Speaker: Matt Dahl

Event Coordinator: Matt Dahl

NOTE: Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict, Alex Pinkin's talk has been postponed to the June meeting.

Topic: Offset and Gain. Confused by gain and offset settings on your camera? Come learn how to understand the specifications put out by camera manufacturers and how to make the most of your camera settings for the targets you are shooting.

This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required! Open to the general public.

Please email event coordinator Matt at for the link to this meeting.

Meets second Tuesday of the month, normally in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of Flight.  This meeting will be online via Zoom during the global COVID pandemic.

Shown in date descending order.

  • MAY

    The Most Mysterious Stars in our Galaxy

    Thu at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    AoTSeattle and UW DiRAC present: Astronomy at Home! This free series of livestreamed public events will feature accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe.IN THIS INSTALLMENT OF ASTRONOMY AT HOME: Join Dr. James Davenport as he attempts to solve the mystery of the most mysterious stars in the Universe! Dr. Davenport will be giving a presentation at 8pm, and there will be lots of time to ask questions ... more

  • MAY

    NSN Webinar: International Space Station

    Wed at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:00pm Pacific Time as we will discuss the latest from the International Space Station. More details coming soon!Registration:Registration information coming soon.Livestream available to everyone via Night Sky Network YouTube.Find the current webinar schedule on the NSN Webinar Series page.

  • MAY

    SpaceX Launch Watch Party

    Wed at 12:30 PM Open to Public

    Join the Museum of Flight (MoF) as we watch the first mission to send humans into orbit from U.S. soil since NASA retired the space shuttle fleet in 2011! At 1:33 p.m. PDT, NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This first crewed flight of the Crew Dragon capsule, with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard, is set to demonstrate SpaceX's ability to fly astronauts safely to and from the International Space ... more

  • MAY

    The Sky This Month - Livestream

    Fri at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    Join Chabot’s astronomers, with Gerald McKeegan & Don Saito on Facebook Live for a short tour of May’s nighttime sky. Learn to recognize many of this month’s constellations and bright stars, and even learn a little about celestial navigation! To receive a notification when the talk begins, make sure to “Like” the Chabot Space and Science Center Facebook page. Use the following links to view the livestream: ... more

  • MAY

    Exoplanets: Weird and Wonderful Worlds

    Fri at 02:30 PM Open to Public

    Astronomers now know of thousands of worlds orbiting other stars in our galaxy. These so-called “exoplanets” are surprisingly diverse, spanning giant planets with super-heated atmospheres to small rocky worlds with rock vapor in their air. These findings are all leading up to the discovery everyone is waiting for - another planet like our own! Meet an Astronomer welcomes guest astronomer, Dr. Tyler Robinson, Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University.

  • MAY

    Astronomy on Tap - Bryan/College Station

    Wed at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    In celebration of Hubble’s birthday, this month, Dr. Jasleen Matharu will talk about how the Hubble Deep Field revolutionized astronomy, followed by Dr. Casey Papovich, who will talk about all the science we’ve done with the Hubble Space Telescope! There will also be trivia! For more information: RSVP here, and follow us on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram! Event starts at 5PM Seattle time. When?: Wednesday, May 20. The event begins at 5pm Seattle time. Where?: Astronomy ... more

  • MAY

    NASA - From Earth to Mars and Beyond

    Tue at 04:00 PM Open to Public

    Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Mark Guillette in a YouTube Live event with interactive chat feature. Go to Marks youtube channel at for the live feed.There will be a short discussion of the historic Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, followed by a look at some of the current missions including Hubble and Mars 2020, ending with some upcoming programs and missions including the SLS rocket and Orion capsule and the James Web Telescope. Q&A ... more

  • MAY

    Searching for the Triples, Quadruples and More in Wide Binary Systems

    Tue at 02:00 PM Open to Public

    Wide stellar binaries are double stars with separations of more than 100 times the Earth-Sun distance. Because they are born as siblings and yet are only weakly bound to each other, they are crucial tools for astronomers wishing to study how stars are born, how they move around the Galaxy and how they interact with other stars or with dark matter. Lowell Observatory Predoctoral Associate Zach Hartman will describe how his team has discovered over 100,000 wide stellar binaries using new ... more

  • MAY

    Astronomy on Tap - Los Angeles

    Mon at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    The Hidden Universe In 3D with Dr. Reinier Janssen (CalTech) Hunting Planets With Radio Telescopes with Dr. Virginia Faramaz (JPL) Join our virtual edition of Astronomy on Tap to laern more about the hidden universe and exoplanets, with astronomically-themed pub trivia. For more information about our other events, see .For other Astronomy on Tap chapters around the world, visit:

  • MAY

    Learn to take stellar photos with your phone

    Fri at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    GRAB YOUR PHONE AND LEARN HOW TO TAKE STELLAR PHOTOS! If you have ever wanted to try your hand at astrophotography or hone your existing skills, now is your chance to do it from home! All you need is your cell phone! This beginners’ overview class will be led by the President of the East Bay Astronomical Society, Richard Ozer, and will guide you through basic steps of astrophotography. Use the following link to view the ... more