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Photographing the Urban Night Sky

Using simple techniques, capture truly one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring photographs of nearby surroundings and far-off worlds in the urban night sky in this three-part series.

MIT graduate student, and urban astrophotographer Evan Kramer will lead this interactive three-part series covering the basics of how to capture compelling nighttime imagery using a DSLR camera with special attention paid to conceptualization, logistical challenges, equipment, and editing processes.

Weather permitting, class participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at capturing a variety of night sky targets including the moon, planets, constellations, and the International Space Station from a rooftop at MIT with the Boston skyline in the background.

You’ll need a DSLR (or mirrorless) camera with manually-adjustable settings, a tripod, and a desire to push what’s possible in urban night and astrophotography! At the end of the course, you will have captured a set of your very own urban night and astrophotography images and be ready to explore the rest of the universe with the tips and tricks shared throughout the course.


October 24, November 7, November 14, 2022
7pm–8:30pm

$85 for course (3 sessions)
Pre-registration is required.