Tue, 22 Mar|
Workshop: Sketching with Mary McIntyre
Historically, astronomy has been very male-dominated. Throughout history there have been a number of trail-blazing women, such as Caroline Herschel, who worked to change that. Caroline is often referred to as the first female astronomer, but this this isn’t correct.
Time & Location
22 Mar 2022, 19:00
About the Event
I firmly believe that astronomy sketching makes you a better observer. During this popular practical workshop I will take you through how to approach astronomy sketching using materials you will already have at home, i.e., pencils, white paper and an eraser. We will cover solar, lunar and deep sky sketching during this session, and I will have a camera pointing at my hands so you can sketch along with me step by step. You can then take those skills forward yourself to sketch at the eyepiece.
Mary is an amateur astronomer and astronomy communicator based in Oxfordshire, UK. She is a keen astrophotographer but also loves creating astronomy sketches and artworks. She is passionate about astronomy outreach and was awarded the 2021 Sir Patrick Moore Prize by the BAA for her outreach activities. She is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a regular contributor to Sky at Night Magazine and the Yearbook of Astronomy. She is also a co-presenter of the Comet Watch radio show and a regular panel member on the Astro Radio Reach Out and Touch Space show.
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