Snapshots of the Universe

Book Collage

"Laura just went nuts and made some incredible artwork. It was successful and a lot of fun and we didn't want it to just sit and collect dust."
-- DSBK Founder Kelsey Johnson on the work of artist Laura Jackson, illustrator of Snapshots of the Universe

And that was the beginning of "Snapshots of the Universe," a bilingual (English and Spanish) art book on astronomy. The book was written, drawn, and created by the Dark Skies, Bright Kids team.


  • Snapshots of the Universe has been printed! Check back soon for distribution information!
  • A pdf version of the book can be found HERE.
Kids Reading Book
Camden (Red Hill), Kayla (Yancey), Ayana (Yancey) and Iceysis (Yancey) read together from Snapshots of the Universe at historic McCormick Observatory.

How You Can Help:

  • You can donate to Dark Skies, Bright Kids by following the instructions on our donations page.
Following our initial publication, the book will be available as a PDF download. You can spread copies of this book through your community to bring the fun of learning and the beauty of the cosmos to a much larger audience!
Draft Handout
Ms. Joleen, Ms. Gail, Mr. Ryan and Ms. Genevieve (L to R) handed out draft copies of Snapshots of the Universe at the Winter 2010 American Astronomical Society Meeting in Washington D.C.

"Snapshots of the Universe" in the News: