Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:50pm -0500

"Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book whichever is before our eyes -- I mean the universe -- but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth."
"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."
― Galileo Galilei

Monday, February 17, 2014 2:09pm -0500

"Perhaps the depth of love can be calibrated by the number of different selves that are actively involved in a given relationship. "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." –Carl Sagan 

Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:40pm -0500

2014 started out with some incredible discoveries in astronomy. We've listed our favorite astronomy news headlines and amazing discoveries made in the month of January. Take a look back at the cosmic stories that made news last month.

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." -Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:00am -0400

Today in our world of fast paced technology and growing population it's no wonder people forget to slow down and look up at the night sky. Even when we do look up we may just see a handful of stars and the moon. "Nothing to see here" we may think to ourselves as we get out of our cars at night and go about our business. Many people don't know what they are missing. How can you miss something you've never seen or thought twice about?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 2:06pm -0400

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." -Vincent van Gogh

For astrophotographer Mike Taylor in central Maine, that quote is very true. When most people are fast asleep Mike is out capturing stunning and surreal night sky photos so incredible van Gogh himself would have been in awe. Featuring millions of sparkling stars and vibrant curtains of color, his images look more like a fantasy painting than a photograph. Some say he is lucky because each night he captures something magical; a vivid fireball that appears from nowhere, a captivating aurora dancing with the Milky Way or airglow illuminating the dark sky.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:53pm -0400

Many of the amazing astrophotographers who share their work on Stellar Eyes are having exhibitions at art shows this summer! The computer screen does no justice to these beautiful night sky photos and it would be nice to meet these guys in person and show them support. Below is a list of the different shows all around the country. If you are in those areas don't miss the chance to check it out!

Saturday, August 3, 2013 12:25pm -0400

At first glance this image taken by Hubble immediately invokes mind-blowing awe and wonder. THIS is out there in our universe. Hubble tells us the story of the galaxy in which it focused it's gaze. This is galaxy NGC 4522. It is one of about 1,300 galaxies racing around each in the Virgo galaxy cluster. Speeding through space it is being stripped of it's gas content. Every one of the galaxies visible in this incredible image has it's own story. Each one is filled with hundreds of billions of other suns with perhaps trillions of planets. What are their stories?

Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:04pm -0400

There are so many astonishing wonders in our solar system. We've only began to scratch the surface of any of the celestial bodies that orbit our star. Like Neil deGrasse Tyson once said "We're not the only world to think about." These two little moons of Saturn, Mimas and Pandora, are probably not at the top of anyone's list to contemplate. However, because of science through the Cassini Mission we are finding out they are fantastic worlds filled with their own wonder and mystery.

Monday, July 22, 2013 6:10pm -0400

Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space.