Women in Amateur Astronomy

Women in amateur astronomy will continue as part of a month long series on the Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast.

Women in Amateur AstronomyDuring the webcast the Sky-Watcher team will discuss how women in amateur astronomy are making an imprint in the industry as they sit down with Ashley Northcotte of AstroBackyard to discuss everything from astroimaging to astrotravel.

Ashley and her husband Trevor are nature lovers, photographers, and own and operate AstroBackyard, a business in the field of astrophotography.

AstroBackyard was created in 2015 as a way to share astrophotography with others. Over the years, it has developed into a trusted online resource for all levels of astrophotographers with a special focus on helping beginners.

The couple left their office/corporate jobs (Trevor in 2018 and Ashley in 2020) to grow their business and share their love of astronomy and astrophotography by creating resources that help educate others and maybe even pique their interest in joining the amateur astronomy community.

They have experienced international acclaim as their images have been published in astrophotography books, SkyNews magazine, and featured as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD).

It’s an episode worth watching as SkyWatcher celebrates Women’s History Month, or perhaps better said in this case, Women Making History…

The Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast is a live webcast held every Friday from 10am to 11am Pacific on the Sky-Watcher USA YouTube channel. Each week they discuss a new astronomical topic including gear, visual and imaging techniques, interviews and more.

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