|Dave Pearson 821 posts||
The aim of the astronomy group is the provide a place where people can showcase their works that relate to astronomy and stargazing. It also aims to provide forums where people can discuss astronomy.
Images (photographs, digital creations or “traditional” images), clothing and the written word are all encouraged. All the group asks is that factual astronomy, in some way, forms a major component of the work.
A few examples of what is acceptable are:
The above isn’t an exhaustive list. Neither is it supposed to be a restrictive list. It should be obvious what works and what doesn’t as a work for this group. Try and make your work be one about astronomy, not one that just happens to contain an astronomical image or body. Simply put: if you’re trying really hard to find a small gap in the guidelines so you can place a work here it probably doesn’t fit. If you’re unsure drop a moderator a line and ask.
It also goes without saying that any work you submit to the group should be one that you have a right to submit. Copyright matters.
Please Note: All of the above also pertains to journals and written works. If you add a journal or a written work that doesn’t relate to the above it will be removed.
And please don’t be offended if a moderator removes a work.
There is no total limit. However, please don’t submit more than 3 images a day.
Anyone. You don’t have to be an astronomer, although an interest in the subject will probably make some sense. Also, you don’t need to post works to join the group. Anyone is more than welcome to join and just take part in the forum. If you’ve got a question that relates to astronomy then feel free to join and ask.
Please take care to abide by artists’ copyright license wishes when you use their work. For example, images on NASA’s APoD website vary from public-domain to Creative Commons licenses to all rights reserved, at the copyright-holder’s request. In such cases it is not enough to just give credit; please also check with the copyright-holder – especially if you’re going on to offer the work for sale here.