Guyana’s First Public Star Party – Jupiter-Venus Conjunction over Guyana

In the year 2015, I bought an astrograph telescope (254mm) online and other components recommended to go with it, including an EQ mount and photographic accessories. I’ve been actively imaging the night sky ever since; learning the fields of astronomy and astrophotography.

One of the things that fascinates me about the night sky is how wonderful it is, especially through a telescope that reveals all its glory and grandeur. The celestial objects are nothing less than a grand spectacular show, almost purposely display the need to be observed. Continue reading

Second Star Party at the Georgetown Seawall – Public Outreach

Originally written in 2016
Guyana has gorgeous dark skies. So naturally, it would be ideal for star parties. A star party is when a group of people gather to observe the wonders of the universe using a telescope, and have discussions on space and time. Back in May 2016, I got the idea to host a ‘star party’ due to an increasing outpour of interest in observing the night sky from friends and family who kept asking me when I would be available to take my telescope out so they too can experience the wonders of the universe we live in. So I created a Facebook event for June 2016, invited a few friends and family, and eventually my friends began to invite their friends. The feedback was great, and inspiring because my passion has always been sharing the gorgeous night sky with those who haven’t quite experienced it looking through a telescope – bringing the celestial sphere closer to us. Continue reading