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.
 


Premium Workshop

Our previously scheduled presenter, Ron Brecher, will not be able to join us due to COVID-related travel restrictions that are in place between Canada and the US. If you had previously registered for Ron’s workshop, you should have been contacted about your options. If not, please contact us at info@nightfallstarparty.com.

Below are details about our replacement workshop. Register today!

Celestial Wonders: Making the Most of Your Astroimaging Time

Premium Workshop 2021 - narrowband nebula

The practice of astrophotography has changed a lot over just the last few years. With CMOS cameras gaining popularity, software automation, and emerging processing software and techniques, it can be difficult to keep up and know if your equipment and techniques are up-to-date.

In this workshop, we’ll cover everything from equipment choices, to automation hardware and software, to image processing.

Join YouTube’s The AstroImaging Channel personalities, Alex McConahay, Ken Daly, and Rory Clarke for an informative 4-hour interactive discussion. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet fellow imagers, share ideas, ask questions, and get the low-down on how others are going about their astrophotography efforts.

Premium Workshop



Free Workshops

The list of topics and speakers for the free presentations at Nightfall 2021 is in the process of being compiled and confirmed. Below is some tentative information. Please keep in mind that speakers and topics are tentative and subject to change.

  • Sketching in Astronomy with Randy Baron
  • Astronomy and Aging Eyes with Richard Eisenberg
  • Astro Imaging (exact topic TBD) with Bray Falls
  • Optimal Astrophotography Workflow with Chris Hendren
  • Celestron Products Overview with Kevin Kawai

In addition, we’ll have presentations by reps from Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes, free solar viewing, and a Saturday morning swap meet!


Volunteer Presenters

Would you like to help by volunteering to be a presenter? If you have a presentation of astronomical interest you would like to share with Nightfall attendees, please contact presenters@nightfallstarparty.com.

Possible topics include; visual observing, astrophotography equipment and processing, light pollution, space exploration, and just about anything that may be of interest to the star party attendees.


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.