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Solarsphere Astronomy and Music Festival
6 days ago
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our dear friend Kev. Kev loved coming along to Solarsphere to take photos and looked forward to it every year. We knew he was struggling with his health but he fought his way through to keep doing what he loved. Rest in peace beautiful soul, the heavens have a brand new shining star. ❤️ ...
1 month ago
ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Coming back to Solarsphere in 2020 is the very popular and much loved WILL GATER!! Will is going to present his wonderful talk about taking your first steps in nightscape astrophotography. Please read below:
Taking your first steps in nightscape astrophotography
Nightscape imaging is an area of wide-field astrophotography that focuses on shooting celestial targets over landscapes and earthly scenes. Because this technique requires only, relatively, basic camera equipment it can be a great way to start out in imaging the night sky. In this talk, Will will explore the science and art of capturing nightscapes, from what kit you’ll need to how to create the sharpest, most eye-catching, shots. He’ll examine the pitfalls to avoid and highlight the diverse array of astronomical subjects there are for nightscape photography – something that makes this style of imaging enticing for both beginners and experts alike.
ABOUT WILL GATER: willgater.com/about/ ...
ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Solarsphere are so excited to make our first guest speaker announcement for 2020...
This lovely chap really needs no introduction, but well, lets just say he's a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, a Research Fellow, an Author of many books, the co-founder of 'Galaxy Zoo', the Principal Investigator for the citizen science web portal Zooniverse and the face of BBC's 'The Sky at Night'! YES!!!! ..... you've got it, it's the wonderfully charming CHRIS LINTOTT!!!!
Chris will be talking about his new book 'THE CROWD AND THE COSMOS' which you will be able to purchase at Solarsphere, meet Chris and get your copy signed!
The Crowd and the Cosmos is 'a superbly written insight into the unique and powerful contribution enthusiasts from all walks of life can make to scientific knowledge' (says Brian Cox) and 'delightfully anecdotal, inclusive and witty' (says Brian May). It tells the story of how I, a distracted astronomer, try to understand the Universe with the help of more than a million volunteers, concentrating mostly on our attempt to understand galaxies, find planets and occasionally stumble across what might be aliens. The project has made for some great stories, and a recent lecture was described thus by 8-year old Felicity Hicks. 'It was funny but it made your brain ache. A lecture's only good if it makes your brain ache a bit.' ...
Fantastic, he also enjoys a Lemoncello, him & Marek Kukula couldn't get enough of it when they came to Sark & popped by the witches house where I lived at the time. Reet down to Earth bloke, for a space head ha. Car now fixed and I'm still going to get a ticket for next year, and this time the brakes won't even stop me!
We saw him speak @ Bluedot. He’s very engaging and spent loads of time meeting people after. Lovely guy tbh.
I really want to be there next year now! He's my favourite of all the SAN presenters. 🙂 x
Amazing news.....I’ll get my gin bar at the ready 😁 xx
ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! The first band to be announced for Solarsphere 2020 will be Saturday's headliners.... we would like to warmly welcome back the band which will rock your socks off just as they did back in 2018..... the much loved and insanely phenomenal.... 'ACCESS ALL AREAS' !!!! ...