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Smorgasbord Week 6 - Astrocelltography and Favorite Astronomy Apps

  • 02/24/2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • All classes Online, using Zoom
  • 9


  • For all AAA Members

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Astronomy Smorgasbord Week 6

 "Astrocelltography" and Favorite Astronomy Apps

Have you ever wanted to start astrophotography, but don’t have a camera? Ever wanted to capture the night sky with just your cell phone, but wasn’t sure where or how to start? With this course, you’ll learn the basics of “Astrocelltography” – astrophotography with your cell phone! Handheld or mounted, with or without a telescope, we’ll go over the tips and tricks to get you started. And there are more ways to get the most out of your smartphone as an observer. Explore some versatile apps, such as Heavens Above an ISS Finder, to help you plan and enhance your observing sessions.


Katherine Troche is a Brooklyn, NY native and operates under the moniker Kuiper Kat in New York, NY. Through volunteer initiatives, Katherine spends her time conducting astronomy-related outreach via social media, public observing (sidewalk astronomy), and for various organizations and institutions throughout the five boroughs. Katherine is a current Solar System Ambassador with NASA/JPL, volunteer astronomer at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, guest presenter at the Poppenhusen Library in College Point, NY, and co-chair of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York Observing Committee. 

Faissal Halim has been stargazing since 2015. He began regularly attending AAA observing events in April 2016, and officially joined AAA a month later, just a few days before the Mercury Transit. He has since contributed articles to Eyepiece, served on several committees, and has been active with observing, and astrophotography, primarily with wide field landscape style photography. As a member of the club Faissal has appeared on NY1 Weather, and the documentary The Hottest August; and he provided technical advice for shooting a short sequence during a total eclipse for a short film, The HAFIZ Project. He is currently on the AAA Board of Directors.

Location: Class will be online using Zoom. Sign-in with an ID code given to you the weekend before class. Class recordings available during and for a time after.

Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 7-9 PM

Cost: $15 

AAA Members only. Not a Member? Join for $35.

Register here to attend all 6 weeks of Astronomy Smorgasbord for $45

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