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Robotic Telescope Astrophotography with Zal Kanga-Parabia

  • The Blue Room Theatre 53 James Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
Image by Zal Kanga-Parabia

Image by Zal Kanga-Parabia

Been imaging the Milky Way? Maybe some planets, stars or constellations through a lens or telescope?

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with photographer and space enthusiast Zal Kanga-Parabia to use the LCO (, a global, research grade telescope network to image and learn about space. Using archived images of planets and the galaxy, participants will learn editing techniques and how these images are used for vital research.

You will then be given imaging time to take your own photograph of a galaxy, nebula or deep sky object! 

This is an introductory workshop and no telescope experience is required however basic photography skills are preferred.

Please bring a laptop with photo editing software to this workshop. Zal recommends Photoshop, Lightroom and/or GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) - you can download GIMP for free at


About the facilitator

Zal Kanga-Parabia is a Western Australia based Performer, Freelance Photographer and Creative Director passionately working in the spaces of music, science communication, interactions with the natural world and artistic cultural diversity. He studied a Bachelor of Arts (Photomedia and Physics) at Edith Cowan University and works with Propel Youth Arts WA, performs as Ru and is immersed in photography and film freelance art projects.



WHEN: Saturday 22 September, 6.00 – 7.30pm
WHERE: The Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge
WHO: For individuals aged 12-25
PRICE: $15 Propel Members | $20 Non-members

Please book your place in advance, as we will not be accepting cash on the day.


About Mosaic

Mosaic is a crowdsourcing photography project and free public exhibition, harnessing the potential of imagery to connect people, places and moments. Every photograph in Mosaic reveals a personal story and a unique moment in time, forming a collective memory of our life and culture in WA. 

Presented by Propel in partnership with the City of Perth, MOSAIC is a truly unique project that explores the collective memory of Western Australians. From Elizabeth Quay to Esperance, Applecross to Albany, each photograph tells an individual story about each of our participants, whilst forming a collective narrative about a day in WA.

Earlier Event: September 22
Young Creatives Picnic: Photography Edition