by Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 21 June 2013

To raise money for the small Arkyd 100 space telescope via Kickstarter, three guys are offering you the chance to have a high resolution “selfie” photo with the earth in the background. Just pay the money and upload a photo of yourself. It’ll then be displayed on the Arkyd and the shot will be taken with our planet as the lovely backdrop.

Or are you feeling like a high-roller? Pay $100 and you’ll have five minutes of observation time on Arkyd’s main optic, sort of like those coin operated binoculars at popular tourist attractions. In case anyone wanted to know, my birthday is coming up in August and this would make a pretty sweet gift.