Back Garden Astronomy Week is designed to inspire the nation to discover the wonders of photography, essential observing and astro imaging tips.
Devised by the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team, each amateur astrophotographer who signs up will be guided through how to capture some of the most alluring objects in the night sky, all of which can be photographed from a back garden with just a smartphone or a DSLR camera.
Participants need to sign-up before Saturday 28th September to receive a free 58-page digital starter pack, and a daily newsletter during Back Garden Astronomy Week containing all the advice that beginners need, including; how to avoid camera shake, the right apps for low-light conditions and which accessories are best for photographing the night sky.
BBC Sky at Night Magazine has announced a number of partners for the second season of Back Garden Astronomy Week, including the Cannon, Royal Photographic Society, Royal Museums Greenwich and publishers Harper Collins.
Chris Bramley, Editor of BBC Sky at Night Magazine commented, “We’re really excited to be helping people take their first photographs of the night sky with this campaign, and it’s brilliant to have such a strong line up of partners. With their support, we’re hoping to launch a whole new audience of budding astronomers and astrophotographers on a fascinating and life-long hobby.”