If you are interested in the night sky and live in the Ingleton area this group might be for you. Astronomy evenings take plave at various venues usually in the Ingleton area and we will aim to be outside observing if the weather is clear. Otherwise we will meet inside, hopefully there will be a short talk, an opportunity to find out what to look out for in the night sky over the coming weeks and a chance to exchange ideas.
These evenings are free but to get an idea of numbers can you let us know if you plan to attend - contact Broadrake by phone (015242 41357) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If the skies are clear we will spend some time outside observing so wrap up warm. Otherwise Pete Collins will give you some tips on how to find your way around the night sky and tell you about some of the wonders you can see there. Pete will also explain DSLR camera settings and techniques to help you capture breathtaking images of the night sky over our wonderful Dales landscapes. If you have a DSLR and tripod you are welcome to bring them with you and have a go.
Pete Collins is a keen amateur astronomer and takes stunning Nightscape photography which you can see displayed in local cafes and at Overground Underground weekend. Visit his website www.diamond-skies.co.uk.
He is lives in Manchester and has been involved with and Astronomy Group there for many years, but is spending an increasing amout of time in Ingleton to take advantage of the dark skies up here and is keen to get a group together locally.