Leading up to the Perseids Meteor Shower Peak on 12 August, approximately 60 to 80 meteors per hour nightly are anticipated. From 7-15 August, Professor Ian and Robin will be on Sark, giving evening talks on a wide variety of topics, from the search for extraterrestrial life to measuring the distances of the galaxies. At night Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all be on show, admired through a 12-inch Dobsonian, plus even a solar telescope for day viewing! Expertly guided by Professor Ian and Robin, we can observe a wide range of of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, to be determined at the time.
Sat, 11 Aug
1:00 lunch – Shenanigans
7:00 pm – Prof Ian Morison, talk topic to be determined
With the unpredictable weather forecast , there may be scope for workshops.
Is there interest in an astrophotography workshop?
How about choosing equipment?
Prof Ian is an expert at taking photographs with amateur equipment, having written “An Amateur’s Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens” for the British Astronomical Association. Prof Ian is also the Instrument Advisor for the Society for Popular Astronomy, helping members in their choice and use of telescopes. Robin Scagell also talks about getting more from your camera by taking it off ‘Auto’ and exploring the various settings, and taking time exposures.
Please register interest online at https://www.darkskyisland.net. The form is at the end of each speaker’s talk topics.