While it was cloudy, we were still able to see some starry matter on the roof of the astronomy building. I viewed the Moon, Venus, Jupiter (and four moons), Andromeda, a couple sets of binary stars, and a nebula (whose name I've forgotten). The sky was achingly beautiful.
The roof was a gorgeous viewing area.
Even with the annoying sidewalk lights below glaring light pollution, which the university didn't see fit to shade.
I turned my flash off so as not to annoy and blind my fellow workshopees, so my pictures are somewhat blurry. Trade-offs.
The sky is just amazing up there. One night in Montana we were coming back from a late dinner to our cabin - it was well past midnight and the air was achingly crisp. The night sky was absolutely cloudless as we stared up in amazement. It was the first time I had ever actually seen the Milky Way - not just some hazy light but in all its glory. Simply incredible.
Every time we go to a city, I'm made aware of how much people miss by living there. That is my sky every night, minus the buildings and street lights :) And it's sad that I take it for granted until I'm reminded when we go away.