Great topic today. So great that I am going to include a few extras. First up, a time lapse video of the milky way rising over the Davis mountains. Right around the half way point it really gets good and I suggest watching it full screen.
Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.
And a Calvin and Hobbes.
And to round it off we have the Anselm Kiefer painting "Falling Stars":