Clark Planetarium and Red Butte Garden will be doing a free joint member event about Astrophotography on Friday, September 9, 2011 at Red Butte Garden located at 300 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City from 8 to 10 p.m. Duke Johnson, Clark Planetarium Education Program Manager, will explore the equipment used to do basic place-based astrophotography and techniques and settings that can be used to make setup quicker and improve results.
He will also show several places where interesting objects can be found. Duke will talk about the necessary software for processing images and how that might be accomplished. The discussion will focus on capturing large-scale features (constellations and the Milky Way) and does not use telescopes.
Duke will have some of his photographs on display at Red Butte Garden from Friday, August 19 through Sunday, September 11, 2011. There will be a star party along with light refreshments following Duke’s presentation. You must show your membership card. Seating will be on a first come first served basis.