KW Telescope-Perceptor Event Schedule
Seminars and Cabin Fever events are held at our store located at 25 Manitou Drive, Unit 3D, Kitchener Ontario N2C1K9.
Seating is limited to a first come, first served basis.
To reserve a seat please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions click this link.
Astrophotography: Image Aquisition, Calibration, Processing
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1-3pm
Guest Speaker: Steve Holmes
Join Steve Holmes as he discusses imaging and processing.
Steve Holmes is the President of the KW Royal Astronomical Society, and has been doing Astrophotography for many years. Steve most recently has his work displayed at the Kitchener City Hall exhibit “Imaging the Night Sky” and will be doing the Astrophotography talk on Feb 18, 2020. He brings great experience, and has a knack for presenting information in a straightforward way.
Seats are FREE, and limited. Reserve your seat today. You do not want to miss this!
Introduction to the Night Sky, How to Use Your Telescope
Astrophotography Gear 101
Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Join astrophotographers Ron Brecher and Shawn Nielsen as they discuss some of their experiences with various types of astrophotography equipment made to enhance your equipment for imaging. During this seminar, Shawn and Ron will discuss a variety of gear they have tested and reviewed over the past year. Enjoy this information session that will help you understand hardware that can make your imaging easier to do, with better results! Limited space available, first come, first served. NO CHARGE.
About the speakers:
Shawn Nielsen is an astrophotographer living in Kitchener. His astro images have been published in Astronomy, Sky and Telescope, SkyNews and the RASC Journal magazines as well as featured online. When not imaging the cosmos Shawn runs his YouTube channel, Visibledark Astrophotography, where he discusses astronomy hardware and Pixinsight image processing.
Ron Brecher has been working to master the “dark arts” of astrophotography for about 15 years, shooting galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and more from his observatory. Ron’s images have been published in print and online journals, books and magazines, as CD cover art and on beer labels. His image of the Flying Bat and Squid Nebulae is on the cover of the 2019 Observer’s Handbook. He was the Technical Reviewer for the reference text “Inside PixInsight,” by Warren Keller. He writes regularly for Sky & Telescope and other publications, most recently “Lost in the
Glare” in the October 2018 S&T. Ron speaks at star parties, club events and astrophotography conferences in Canada and the U.S., on topics related to backyard astronomy, astrophotography and image processing. Ron is available for private or group tutoring on any aspect of equipment selection and use, and image processing with PixInsight.
Ron lives in Guelph, Ontario where he and his wife Gail live with two dogs, two cats and two kids. In “real life,” Ron holds a PhD in biomedical chemistry and is a board-certified toxicologist with more than 30 years’ consulting experience, specializing in risk assessment and risk communication. To round things out, Ron plays rhythm guitar and lead vocals in the R&B Band “The Exceptions.”
Ontario Field Ornithologists Annual Convention
Thurday August 22 - Sunday August 25
KW Telescope at event to help award winning entries in astrophotography.
For more info: http://www.nyaa.ca/index.php?page=/sf19/sf.home19
Paris Night Market
Saturday June 29
Stop by our tent and try out some of our exciting new products for stargazing! Jupiter will be observed here through a couple of our hand picked beginner level telescopes. While there is no such thing as a real "beginner" telescope, we want to show you that with the right setup, there are great options out there, with every budget! We will also demonstrate some awesome products for daytime use, like spotting scopes, binoculars and cell phone camera adapters! The crowds will love to see what a simple camera adapter can do: from snapping pictures of birds, to looking as a group through a telescope. See us demonstrate a green laser pointer that appears to be beaming up to about 25,000 feet in the sky!
Royal Botanical Gardens - RBG After Dark
Thursday June 20 7:30pm - 10:30pm
For more info: https://www.rbg.ca/visitorevents
3 Day PixInsight Workshop
Friday May 10 - Sunday May 12
Ron Brecher and Warren Keller lead the way to image processing with PixInsight.