Starry Night and Photography Workshop

Tumacácori bell tower with milky way behind
Visitors get a rare glimpse of the Tumacácori mission by starlight

NPS Photo / Anu Condon

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News Release Date: December 12, 2014

Contact: Visitor Center, 520-377-5061

The historic mission grounds at Tumacácori National Historical Park will be open under a galaxy of stars on the evening of Saturday, December 20th. The park will be open as usual from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., reopening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for visitors to enjoy the evening on the peaceful mission grounds.
Featured at Tumacácori for the first time during this month's Starry Night will be a special photography workshop, "Advanced Night Photography and Historic Places," led by photographer Anu Condon, owner of ARC Photography in Tucson. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the workshop will include a short talk on the principles of dark sky photography, followed by practical "how-to" guidance, and a photography assignment within the park. The talk assumes familiarity with digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras used with manual controls for long exposures. Suggested equipment includes a camera with manual controls, sturdy tripod, wired or wireless remote, and a flashlight with red filter. Be sure to dress in warm layers. The park will be open and the workshop offered rain or shine. 
There is no additional charge for the workshop, but space is limited;call the Tumacácori visitor center at (520) 377-5060 to register for this fantastic opportunity. Admission to the park is $3.00 per adult, free for federal pass holders and children under age 16. 

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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