Workshops & Presentations

Nightfall features a premium workshop on Saturday and free presentations throughout Friday and Saturday. The premium workshop requires a fee, preferably paid in advance. Space is limited but if seats are still available, the fee may be paid at the door.

Free Presentations

This year’s free presentations will cover topics such as hardware updates, observing and imaging techniques, solar viewing, and more…all related to astronomy, of course!

View or download the
Nightfall 2019 Program (PDF)

Premium Presentation

Best Practices in Astrophotography
Richard S. Wright, Jr.

Richard Wright holding one of his metal and glass babies.

Richard Wright holding one of his metal and glass babies.

There may be a hundred ways to skin a cat but some ways are definitely better than others. In this four-hour premium workshop, Richard will share some tips and tricks of the trade that will make your life easier by making your imaging less stressful and your data and final results better. He’ll cover the gamut from tripods and equatorial mounts, monochrome and color, CCDs versus CMOS, and from managing your own backyard to dark-sky treks around the world.

Richard is an Imaging Evangelist and Senior Software Engineer at Software Bisque. For over a decade at SB, his focus has been imaging and cross-platform technologies. A frequent contributor to Sky & Telescope magazine and astrophotography webinars, Richard also authors a monthly Sky & Telescope blog, “Imaging Foundations” and has written a book, The Evening Show: Revealing the Universe Through Astrophotography. His image gallery is at www.eveningshow.com. Richard was diagnosed with an incurable case of the imaging virus nearly two decades ago. Ongoing treatment takes place primarily in central Florida or at his dark sky site in Okeechobee County, Florida.

Find out more about Richard and see his images at www.eveningshow.com.

M78 reflection and emission nebula by Richard Wright.

M78 reflection and emission nebula by Richard Wright.

Omega Centauri globular star cluster by Richard Wright.

Omega Centauri globular star cluster by Richard Wright.

Premium Workshop Registration


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Previous Premium Workshop Presenters

We’ve been fortunate at Nightfall to have the likes of Mike Unsold, Neil Fleming, Warren Keller, Adam Block and many other familiar names join us to share their knowledge and love for astronomy and astrophotography. Checkout the archives page for more information on previous Nightfall presenters.