NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT. You can put your name on the Meetup waiting list for this event here however you should know that:
- Cancellations are very rare
- You MUST be a member of meetup to join the list (it’s free)
- If a space becomes available, an email will be sent to those on the waitlist VIA meetup. The first to grab the spot(s) wins.
- If you disable, or set your meetup notifications to once-a-day, you may not get the email in a timely fashion.
You may be interested in the December Geminid Meteor Shower event.
Discounted pricing available until June 8, 2018.
Minimum Attendance: 4 photographers (met)
Maximum Attendance: 12 photographers
Join Astronomy Photographer of the Year winner, Steven Christenson for one or two nights (your choice) in one of our favorite places in the world: Alabama Hills. This group will be kept small so it will be a fun hands on experience for all! We know where to go to get the most interesting formations paired with the Milky Way, or your favorite Star Trail, and of course capturing Perseid Meteors. We'll have plenty of time after sunset to collect star trails and Milky Way images . We will finally retire for slumber in the wee hours - if you can sleep, that is given the celestial fireworks that will be occuring. We don't guarantee you'll see flaming fireballs but you will undoubtedly spy a few bits of flaming space dust. In Alabama Hills the days are hot, but the nights are glorious. We strongly suggest you book a room at the Dow Villa as soon as possible (other accommodations are available, too, including several other motels and fine area campgrounds).
This Field Expedition is not for beginning photographers. You will need to know how to operate your camera and be comfortable walking around in the dark with minimal light. To attend you also must sign and return a Waiver of Liability. There is no formal classroom instruction for this Field Expedition, but we will meet informally at lunch time on the following day to compare notes and catch up!
Please read our cancellation policy. In brief there are no refunds except for the conditions listed.
Weather is unpredictable. We feel confident that we can show you compelling photography opportunities in all but the worst weather. Since we cannot control the weather, however, we cannot be responsible for the result.
5:00 PM Meet TV room/Lobby [Introductions, Overview] 6:00 PM Go for dinner / or grab a to-go meal nearby
7:00 PM Head out to site 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and/or 6
7:45 PM Sunset
— shooting — onsite instruction — change sites
2:00 AM (or sooner – or later! 😉 retire.
DAY 2 (optional extra day)
1:00 PM Meet in Lobby/TV area. Compare notes, Q & A
2:30 PM Break until evening
5:00 PM (and onward) same as DAY 1
Followup DAY (after Day 2 – OPTIONAL)
10:00 AM Final Q & A
12:00 PM Farewell / Lunch
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