April Public Lecture – “An Astrophotographer’s Year”

As our guest speaker this month, we welcome back the reknowned amateur astronomer and prolific astrophotographer Nik Szymanek.

Image by Nik Szymanek

Image by Nik Szymanek

Nik will give us an insight into the modern forms of astro-imaging and the amazing collection of photography he’s created over the past year, and will no doubt showcase many stunning images of his usual high quality.

Although being based in Essex, Nik has been able to capture stunning images of nebulae and galaxies from his back garden over the years. Well-known for his deep-sky CCD images, he collaborates with professional astronomers and has imaged with big telescopes located in the Canary Islands and Hawaii.

His imaging and image-processing abilities led to him being awarded the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 2004. His images have been seen the world over and he has written a book on astrophotography called Infinity Rising.


The talk is open to everyone, all are welcome. It takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 18th April at 7:30pm. Entry is £4 for non-members. For further information on how to get there, see the Events page.

Nik Szymanek has recently been featured in the Deep Sky Videos project on Youtube, one of which you can see here:


Posted on 11 April, 2012, in Astronomy News, astrophotography, Popular Science, Stargazing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on April Public Lecture – “An Astrophotographer’s Year”.

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