The Heaven’s Declare the Glory of God!
Without question, I am a lover of all things astronomical. A true astrophile. And over the years I’ve had the chance to give several astronomy presentations. Not the technical, academic kind — I wish I was that smart — but the visual “you-just-gotta-see-this” kind. You could say I’m more of a proclaimer of the Heavens. In my enthusiasm I have amassed over 1000 images, videos and audio clips — yes,audio — and slowly but surely I will post them for you. Although all of this stuff is public domain, I’ve searched high and low to bring you not only the best images but also the rarely seen. And because it’s kind of an addiction, I’m never going to run out of material!
What if this was Neil Armstrong’s first step?
We’ve come a long way since Galileo first spied Saturn’s rings with an 8x magnification telescope! (Today, you can buy your toddler a toy telescope with the same power for the price of three Happy Meals.) These were his drawings of Saturn’s rings in 1610 and 1616:
Now this is a composite video made from a satellite fly-by of Saturn several years ago. Notice the four moons in this shot.
Boring black and white? No way! This was the very first footage of the earth and moon dancing together through space. This time from a satellite named after Galileo.