Art meets astronomy at the Royal Photographic Society, Bristol
A series of exhibits and workshops are being held in south Bristol by the Royal Photographic Society that focus on astronomy, spaceflight and how they have influenced our culture.
If you're based in Bristol or the surrounding area, you might be interested to hear that the city's Paintworks event space is hosting a series of exhibitions and workshops exploring humanity's relationship with the night sky.
The events are being hosted by the Royal Photographic Society at the south Bristol-based Paintworks quarter near Arnos Vale cemetery.
Below is a list of the space-themed workshops taking place in August and September 2019:
Space Steps: The Moon and Beyond
When: 5 July – 29 September
Space Steps marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moonlanding with a look at the role of photography in the mission, featuring historic NASA images and an interactive installation from Monica Alcazar-Duarte.
Workshop: Night Sky Photography First Steps with Lilian Hobbs
When: 31 August 11am-1pm
Photographer Lilian Hobbs hosts an astrophotography workshop, including lessons in how to make star trails using an action camera like a GoPro.
Admission: Standard £6 / £4.50 RPS Members/ concessions
Talk: Space Fashion, Design and Culture
When: 26 September 6.30-7.30pm
Learn how the Space Race impacted fashion, design and culture, and how the era's inventions and technology are still in use today.
Admission: Standard £4 / £3.50 RPS Members and concessions
Talks and workshops: Distant Light
When: 7 & 8 September
A weekend of artists' talks and workshops facilitated by Lumen art collective, focused on astronomy and light. Through art, exhibitions, residencies and seminars Lumen aim to raise a dialogue about how humanity understands existence.
Talk: Constructing Space with Jo Bradford
When: 16 September 6.30-7.30pm
Join photographer Jo Bradford to hear the story of her photogram series Constructing Space, from the realisation that she would never be an astronaut to working with meteorites at London’s Natural History Museum.
Admission: £4/ £3.50 RPS Members and concessions
Find out more about the Royal Photographic Society's events here.
Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Content Editor. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.