Just a few nights before the Autumn Equinox, and the official end of summer.
You may need a good monitor to appreciate these photos, taken on a moonless night. Planets roll along the ecliptic, meteors streak across the steady plodding paths of satellites.
The clouds that mark the center of the galaxy make a winding river through a valley of stars. Deep in the center is the black hole heart of the Milky Way, weaving destiny out of dust.
Somehow, science makes the wonders even more wonderful than the mystery of it all.