Overview of NASA's Astrophoto Challenges
Try your hand at processing images from NASA's telescopes, or capture and process your own!
How it works
Watch this overview video to learn how to participate in the Challenges. You might also learn a thing or two about Eta Carina & the , and how you can find these objects out in the night sky.
The two challenges
Who can participate? ▾
You just need an email address to receive any images you take with the MicroObservatory robotic telescopes.
If you are 12 or younger, you will need to have your parent/guardian do this activity with you.
What do I do? ▾
Are you new to MicroObservatory? Check out all the tutorials available on the Tools & Training page.
How do I submit my images? ▾
If you have a Google email, submit your images here for either the MicroObservatory Challenge or the NASA Data Challenge.
Otherwise, you can submit your images to this Facebook event to enter either Challenge.
What happens with my entry? ▾
The MicroObservatory Team and NASA's Universe of Learning will review all of the submissions, and highlight entries that demonstrate compelling and creative image-processing techniques.
When does this season end?
The season will end on .
After the season ends, we will review all submissions to NASA's Astrophoto Challenges, and will post standout entries on the Challenge pages.
What about past seasons?
You can still work with NASA data from past Challenges! Head to the Challenges Archive of JS9-4L, where you will find NASA image files among the Archived Images for all of the past seasons.