Falcon 9 • Koreasat 5A

Monday, October 30, 2017 -
3:34pm to 5:58pm

Launch window: 1934-2158 GMT (3:34-5:58 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Koreasat 5A communications satellite for KTsat based in South Korea. Koreasat 5A will provide direct-to-home television broadcast and other communications services over Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Indochina, and South Asia. The satellite will also support maritime communications. Delayed from July and Oct. 14.

Kennedy Space Center, Fl

Nighttime Photography Workshop

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

Presentation Topic: Nightime Photography at the Space Coast State Fair

Presenter: Don Martin

Workshop Information:


WHAT: Nighttime Photography Workshop at the Space Coast State Fair
WHEN: Monday, October 30, 2017
WHERE: Space Coast State Fair- Stadium Parkway, Viera, FL The location is across the street, and just south, of the stadium. We will meet just outside of the admission booths. Please note, this is a different location than in the past.
TIME: 5:00 PM
FEES: We are receiving a discounted ticket fee of $5.00 per participant, Don will have the tickets at the meeting location that evening. Parking is $5.00 per car. Car pooling is recommended.
NOTE: you must RSVP to receive the discounted ticket price.  If you do not RSVP, you will have to pay the regular admission price
RSVP: Please RSVP to Don No LATER than Thursday, October 26. To RSVP; Email Don at afm198@aol.com  or call him at (321) 241 4081   Don will pick up the discounted tickets from the fair on Friday, October 27.
      In this workshop, we will explore the excitement of long exposure photography, the appeal of colors, movement, and the infinite possibilities nighttime photography has to offer.  Topics we will discuss are: "The Golden Hour", "The Blue Hour", composition, movement, light, and "Different Settings, Different Results".

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT: Preferably a DSLR or other camera where the shutter speed can be adjusted, tripod, flashlight, remote triggering device (built in timer delay will also work), lens cleaning supplies, extra fully charged battery. LENS: an intermediate zoom, 24-70mm is adequate for most shots. Wide angle lenses would also be beneficial. Long Telephoto lenses are not necessary,
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important that all participants have a working knowledge of their cameras. This includes, how to use your camera in the "Manual" mode, adjusting apertures and shutter speeds, changing ISO, adjusting white balance, timer delay, and remote operation (if using external remote or timer).
If you have any questions feel free to contact Don at;
Don Martin afm198@aol.com or call him at (386) 871 5351