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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

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

The importance of discovery, exploration, and curiosity.

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Saturn and Titan

Saturn and Titan taken with my telescope and iPhone camera.

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Star Trails - paintings on the canvas of night sky

Astrophotography requires both luck and patience, when it comes to capturing star trails.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Six decades of observing

by Thomas P. Busemeyer

May 20, 2013 | 1 comments

At age 18 in 1950 I purchased my first telescope--a 4" aperature Edmund Scientific reflector. What absolute joy it brought to my eyes!

Some years later I viewed beautiful Saturn through a star party member's 8 inch homemade reflector. I was struck enlightened (if not dumb). I later purchased a Goto Mfg. Co. 60 mm refractor ---a true jewel which set me to start a log book of observed items which I still keep up using my Meade ETX 125 in my home built 8'-0" diameter domed observatory.

Having gotten a BS in architecture at the University of Cincinnati (1958) my senior ... more »

Hi, I'm Ryan

by Ryan Barton

April 1, 2013 | 0 comments

I just F***ing love science.

That's all :)

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My Hope for A Brighter Future-by Allen C.

by Allen C.

April 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Hello I am Allen and since I was 7 years old I have always been facinated by space exploration and all the possibilities, at the time I started watching Star Trek The Next Generation and I was hooked. My father beeing a man of science taught me alot about space and the chances of life on other planets. I am 28 and still a Star Trek fan. I believe that a future where we may work together with beeings from other worlds to explore the mysteries of the universe is a great and wonderous opportunity one to great to pass. ... more »

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