09:00 Show Opens / FREE Tickets available on entry*
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Talk #1 09.30 - 10.15 David Harland "Observatory Automation with Voyager and AMS"
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Talk #2 10.45 - 11.30 Dr Robin Glover "SharpCap tips and tricks"
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Talk #3 12.00 - 12.45 Helmut Kessler "Hydrogen Alpha Etalons and Solar Telescopes"
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Talk #4 13.15 - 14.00 Simon Kapadia (AKA Szymon) "Introduction to NINA Astrophotography Software"
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Talk #5 14.30 - 15.15 Gain Lee "An Introduction to Imaging the Night Sky" Beginners start here!"
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Talk #6 15.45 - 16.30 Nicholas Joannou "Imaging our nearest star - the Sun"
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17:00 Show Ends

* Please note: Only one free ticket will be issued per person, per talk. Tickets available on the day, on a first-come-first-served basis at the ticket desk on entering the show.

More about the Practical Astro Show 2022 speakers:

David Harland has been in software engineering and development for over 20 years. He's been doing Astrophotography for 7 years but still considers himself very much an amateur. Having personally found it a struggle to juggle working and family life with the cold late nights of astrophotography, he set about utilising his skills to build an observatory automation system for the amateur. His talk covers how his modular observatory automation system works, and integrates with Voyager imaging software for total observatory control, as well as the challenges of observatory automation in general.

Dr Robin Glover is author of SharpCap astronomy software, popular amongst solar system and deepsky imagers. Previously a climate change researcher, Robin is now a professional software developer.
Dr Robin Glover talks about how to get the best out of the software for your imaging needs, and covers some SharpCap features you might not even know existed!

Helmut Kessler is the managing director of Solar Scope, a manufacturer of high quality solar etalons used by amateur and professional astronomers around the world. His talk provides a wealth of information about safe solar imaging and viewing of our sun’s Hydrogen Alpha line as well as filters and etalons in general.

Simon Kapadia (AKA Szymon) is a London based tech geek who does computer security for a living, and who specialises in astrophotography from light-polluted London. Simon was an early user and contributor to the popular open source astrophotography imaging suite N.I.N.A. This talk will cover the an introduction, the history, capabilities and future direction of N.I.N.A., as well has how to use it and contribute to the project.

Gain Lee is a commercial lifestyle product photographer and Great Plains stormchaser. He is also an experienced four decades long astrophotographer, and public outreach tutor. His work has been published and exhibited internationally and on his website. Gain’s interest in everything sky and space continues with unabated passion.

Nicholas Joannou FRAS/BSIA has over a decade’s worth of experience advising the public and private sectors about astronomy equipment at all levels via retail, outreach and writing articles. Nicholas has implemented the first free telescope loans service in Europe and is a committee member of the Baker Street irregular astronomers (Bsia). His talk covers the fundamental aspects of solar imaging in all the wavelengths generally available to the public.