Free Virtual Event! April 3-5, 2020 Christopher Go, Adam Block, Tim Russ, Richard Wright & More!

Join us April 3rd, 4th and 5th! FREE lecture series with Tim Russ, Christopher Go, Adam Block and Richard Wright!

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Free online lecture series starts Friday April 3rd through Sunday April 5th.

We will be joined by Christopher Go, Adam Block and Richard Wright and Tim Russ.  This event will be LIVE on the Woodland Hills Youtube channel starting at 12:30pm on Friday.  This is your chance to get in-depth, valuable information on astrophotography ranging from planetary imaging to deep sky imaging with processing tips and product recommendations.  Staff and speakers will be here to answer your questions and the store will be open all weekend online to help you find what you need.  Learn, perfect and expand on your hobbies!


See the full schedule below.  All times noted are PST.

Friday April 3rd:

12:30pm PST - Daniel Mounsey talks Takahashi.  Ask Daniel all of your Takahashi related questions as he talks about his favorites from the Takahashi lineup.

2pm PST - Adam Block The Universe at 9000ft: Art and Science of an Astrograph With a focus on the Takahashi Epsilon 180 located on Mount Lemmon, Adam will be discussing sky characteristics and light pollution and how they affect astronomy and imaging for all astronomers along with his work in astrophotography and the basics of creating a color image.

4pm PST - Christopher Go: Planetary Imaging Essentials Part 1. Christopher will be discussing the basics of planetary imaging, his product recommendations and processing basics.


Saturday April 4th:

2pm PST - Christopher Go: Planetary Imaging Essentials Part 2.  Today's focus is a live imaging session of Mars and Jupiter from Christopher's Cebu, Philippines location.  Get in-depth information during this session on how Christopher captures and prepares for processing.


Sunday April 5th:

12:30pm PST - Simon Tang talks Starlight Xpress. Simon will be covering the ins and outs of Starlight Xpress' most popular cameras and accessories and will be answering your questions, live.

1pm PST - Tim Russ!  We're excited to have Tim with us on Sunday.  Mr. Russ has been working as an actor, director and musician for the past thirty-five years.

2pm PST - Richard Wright: Canon R and Canon Ra Comparison. Richard will be discussing digital astrophotography specifically with the mirrorless Canon R series of cameras and how images compare between the Canon R and Canon Ra.

4pm PST - Christopher Go: Planetary Imaging Essentials Part 3.  The final part of this live planetary imaging lecture, watch and Christopher processes his Mars and Jupiter images in real time.  Get detailed information on how he processes and ask questions along the way to make the most of your planetary images!


About Christopher Go

Christopher is an avid astronomer and astrophotographer, who has been capturing images of planets since 2003.  Starting with the simple but effective ToUcam webcam to the advanced but affordable QHYCCD planetary imaging cameras available today, Christopher kept pace with the changing landscape of digital astrophotography as new and better cameras were released.   Christopher has given talks around the world and has inspired astronomers of all skill levels.

About Tim Russ

Tim's career in the performing arts has spanned more than three decades as a composer, director, actor and performer. His time on the screen including extensive involvement in the Star Trek franchise memorably as Tuvok on Star Trek Voyager and providing voice over for Star Trek games as well.  Tim's acting credits include: Live Free or Die Hard, The People Next Door, Star Trek Voyager, Samantha Who?, and iCarly.  Tim received an Emmy for his work as a director on public service ads for the Los Angeles FBI Field Office on intellectual property theft and cyber bullying.

About Adam Block

Adam Block

Currently an astronomy researcher at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory in Tucson, Arizona Adam Block has had a life-long love for astronomy and has helped to expand astronomy as a hobby throughout the Southwest through education and research.  At a time when methods were untested in digital astrophotography, Adam has developed now tried and true methods for processing to share with fellow astronomers through his tutorials and lectures.

About Richard Wright

Richard Wright

Richard Wright is a software developer by trade and an avid astronomer and astrophotographer at heart.   His training led him to Software Bisque where he currently develops software to run observatories and telescopes worldwide along with camera plug-ins and other device interfaces to streamline astrophotography.    Richard is also a frequent contributor to astronomy publications like Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Technology Today, and Amateur Astronomy Magazine and has given numerous talks on astrophotography, Software Bisque's products, and his software.

This event is free to attend!  Simply subscribe to our Youtube channel to be notified of live feeds, or pop in to our page at the times noted above.


4 thoughts on “Free Virtual Event! April 3-5, 2020 Christopher Go, Adam Block, Tim Russ, Richard Wright & More!”

  • Gerald Deshirlia
    Gerald Deshirlia April 1, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    looking forward to this online lecture series it will be a great learning experience for me.

  • Joseph Brooks
    Joseph Brooks April 2, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Thank you for donating your time and expertise .

  • Theresa Zittritsch
    Theresa Zittritsch April 2, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Thanks for sponsoring these talks by this distinguished group. I've talked to several of them in the past. I hope to be able to watch/listen in live.

    • whscopes

      We hope so too but if you miss a talk, don't worry! These live talks will be available on our YouTube channel to watch any time you can after as well.

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