These stunning photos celebrate Astronomy day, an annual event for astronomy enthusiasts and the general public to share the sky together. Started in 1973 by Doug Berger, his plan was to have telescopes set up in cities so that people could enjoy views of the heavens.
The American rhyme Star light, Star bright asks for a wish, just like these breathtaking photos of starry skies inspire hopes and dreams. You'll need a few pieces of specialized equipment to take photos like these: a tripod, a camera capable of taking long exposures, and a remote trigger. Depending on whether or not you want to capture the trails of the stars as they move across the sky, you should set your exposure time to between 30 seconds and an hour. Whatever you do, don't touch the camera while it's shooting!
So happy astronomy day! Vote on our photos, or share your own pictures of starry skies.