Astrophotography for Beginners

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Astrophotography for Beginners

Lincoln Parks and Recreation invites the public to attend a free “Astrophotography for Beginners" class on May 5th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Hyde Memorial Observatory on South Shore Road in Holmes Park. This class is presented by members of the Prairie Astronomy Club and is open to the public. The class will cover the basics of astrophotography, including what types of cameras to use, image sensor basics, types of mounts and tripods, software tools and techniques.

RSVP is not required.

Programming questions may contact Andrea Faas at 402-441-7895.

The Hyde Memorial Observatory on South Shore Road in Holmes Park resumed regular public programming on Saturday, April 23! The observatory at 3701 S. 70th St. is open free to the public Saturday nights year-round except on major holidays. Observatory hours change seasonally:

  • March 15 through August – sundown to 11 p.m.
  • September – 8 to 11 p.m.
  • October 1 through March 14 – 7 to 10 p.m.

The Hyde Memorial Observatory is operated by volunteers. Those interested in volunteering should complete the Parks and Recreation volunteer form or email Equipment and programs are funded by donations.

For more information on the Hyde Observatory visit or call 402-441-7094.

For more information on Lincoln Parks and Recreation, visit




  • Thursday, May 05, 2022 | 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Hyde Observatory at Holmes Park, 3701 S 70th Street, (Holmes North Shore Drive), Lincoln, 68521, View Map

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