Capturing the Cosmos: An Astrophotography Workshop


WHEN October 22-23, 2022
WHERE Hybrid: NYU Abu Dhabi Conference Center (A6) and Zoom WHO Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics (CAP3) Open to the Public

Registration is now closed.

Capturing the Cosmos is catered for advanced photographers to understand what it takes to create breathtaking photos of the Milky Way and the night skies. The workshop will include theoretical tutorials, CAP3 astronomy seminars, and a practical guide to the Abu Dhabi desert. At the end of the program, students will understand how to plan trips and shoots successfully, capture and compose the images, and bring the images to life with special advanced post-processing techniques.

The two-day workshop will be taught by expert photographer Benjamin Barakat with lectures by the Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics (CAP3) research staff. A digital certificate will be provided to all participants who complete the full program.

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  • Workshop Details

    • Capacity: 80 participants
    • Duration: 10 hours (Day 1, lecture and desert photoshoot), 4 hours (Day 2, post-production)
    • Age and skill advisory: 18+ with previous photography experience
    • Required supplies: participants may need to provide their own camera (and tripod, if possible)
    • PCR: Green Al Hosn status is required to attend the workshop


Benjamin Barakat, Astrophotographer

Guest Speakers

Yousef Al Qasimi, Astrophotographer
Moe Abbas, Research Associate, CAP3
Mohamad Ali-Dib, Research Associate, CAP3

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