A Universe of Images

From our nearest planetary neighbors to the most distant galaxies, the cosmos is a wonder to behold, and we are incredibly lucky in the 21st century to be able to see so many remarkable and beautiful images taken from telescopes and satellites. This page will provide many samples and links that are truly inspiring!

These pages provide numerous resources on astronomical images:

HubbleSite Gallery: view incredible photos of The Universe, galaxies, nebulae, and so much more through the lense of the Hubble Space Telescope

Astronomy Picture of the Day: discover a new astronomical image daily along with a description of the photo written by an astronomer.

From Earth to The Universe: created in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, this site gives an overview of the images from different telescopes and light interactive and even includes downloadable images for your phone or desktop.

More information about Cosmic Light coming soon at iau.org/IYL