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We’re looking for images you’ve taken of your sky—whether those images are of galaxies captured through a telescope or perhaps pictures of an incredible night sky, an eclipse, a star party, or a rocket launch. We can’t guarantee that we’ll publish every image and story—but we will look at each and every one and will showcase as many as possible here on our website and a few might make it to our magazine, The Planetary Report. We look forward to seeing your Sky. Share Your Sky »

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Tell us about why you love space exploration, what got you excited in the first place, when inspires you, or whatever you would like to share with your community of space fans! In our newsletter each month we will ask a different question. Share Your Story »





 MY SKY Images from Our Members

Monument

The Astronomers Monument

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Storm Over Sutherland

A massive electrical storm hits the South African Astronomical Observatory, Sutherland.

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The Mid June Moon From West LA

Testing out my new camera one night and snapped this moon shot.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Edumacation- 'Merica!'

by Pattie

July 30, 2013 | 0 comments

I am not even sure when this fascniation- obession- began. I can remember being very young, perhaps age three or four, and being curious about the so called heavens. Even at that age I was extremely skeptical about societies' prospective of what may be in the sky or beyond it. I always strived for the truth and to educate myself. Nothing less.

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Best birthday present ever

by Aurore de Blois

July 24, 2013 | 0 comments

A good friend of mine has one of the coolest jobs in the world, he drives the MER and MSL rovers! Last week he sent me a surprise early birthday gift [see image] Pretty mind blowing little present, still thrilled. I spent days just looking at the pictures from sols 3342, 3343 and 3344, and staring at the location in Google Mars... It will be hard for my friends to top this one. The next best thing would be being there myself.

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A curiosity party...

by Jessica Pike

July 1, 2013 | 0 comments

When all the buzz started about Curiosity landing on Mars, I was finally able to get people excited about space exploration. I had my grandparents throw a Mars themed party, we barbequed and watched all the coverage we could find for hours! My grandmother even made a table centerpiece with red sand and a rover. We couldn't believe we would have to wait seconds to know if Curiosity was safe. We gathered around the television and watched as step by step, the landing procedures were performed. The tension was palpable! Cheering erupted all round the room when Curiosity was safe ... more »

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