Calling all observers who ever put pencil to paper while peering through an eyepiece. Astronomy magazine’s 10th area in its Online Reader Gallery is now up and running.
Sketching celestial objects is great fun, and it’s one activity guaranteed to make you a better observer. Indeed, as you train your eye to become more cognizant of details, you’ll notice subtle changes in hue, the interplay of light and dark areas, and any kind of motion. You also will be better able to judge sky conditions.
So sketch to improve your observing skills, and then post your results online to share them with the world.