Date: Saturday 15th October | Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

David Harland

David has degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science and has been in Software Engineering and Devops for over 20 years. He has always had a love of Space and Engineering and puts this fascination down to his love of watching Science Fiction movies ever since he was a child. He has been doing Astrophotography for 6 years but still considers himself very much an amateur. Having personally found it a struggle to juggle a personal life and the cold late nights of astrophotography he set about utilising his skills to build an observatory automation system for the amateur.





Lecture synopsis

“Observatory Automation with AMS”

Weather getting you down? Fed up of missing those clear nights when you’re fast asleep in bed? Work preventing you from imaging due to an early start the next day? Come and learn about the problems of automating an observatory and how AMS’s modular system manages this problem domain for you, freeing you to finally get those images you have always wanted.