Oregon readers: Lunar photography workshop tomorrow (UPDATED)|
(Friday, August 12, 2005 - 14:02 EDT)
During the course of catching up on the day's news, we stumbled across an item that may be of interest to Imaging Resource readers near to Bend, Oregon.
Tomorrow night, the University Of Oregon's Pine Mountain Observatory will be conducting a hands-on workshop on how to take photos of the moon and planets with standard digital cameras. The workshop is scheduled for 7 - 9PM local time tomorrow evening, and participation will be limited to the first 25 visitors to show up (although observers will apparently be welcomed beyond this figure). There's no set charge for the workshop, although a $3 donation is suggested.
Participants are asked to bring a digicam with telephoto lens, tripod, laptop computer and necessary cables; you may also want to bring a telescope and coupler to attach your camera to it. Further details can be found on the Medford News website.
UPDATED 2005-08-12 17:56ET: Thanks to reader Melody Ward Leslie, a science writer at the University of Oregon, for correcting an error in this news item. The article on the Medford News website listed Eugene, Oregon at the start, leading us to believe the workshop was in the vicinity. Apparently not, however. Melody kindly let us know that the Pine Mountain Observatory is four hours east of Eugene, and is closest to Bend, Oregon.
Many thanks to Melody for the correction, and apologies if we've sent any readers off on a wild goose chase! (IR News Editor Mike T. is raised overseas, and doesn't have the best knowledge of west-coast US geography!)