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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

DC-X

We were fortunate enough to see the launch of the experimental vehicle DC-X on 09/11/1993.

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The Dragon Eats the Sun

Solar eclipse, 20 May 2012, Santa Monica beach.

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Anticosti Island

From my way back from Europe over Anticosti Island, its like we are in space.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

My Story

by Michael Gardner

January 15, 2013 | 0 comments

Like many others, my curiosity about nature, and astronomy specifically, came about from encouragement from a teacher. When my fifth grade teacher told us to come to the front table of our class room, one row of students at a time, and select a book to read when we had spare time, I happened to select a book on astronomy. I had picked the book up but replace it. My good friend Aurelio Garcia, reached out for it. Quickly thinking that this must be a good book, I grabbed it back. The book, as you probably guessed, was on astronomy. ... more »

Curiosity Landing

by P. Jon Beveridge

November 26, 2012 | 1 comments

I was on the edge of my seat at 3.30 pm 6th August in N.S.W. Australia and when the notification was made that it had landed, I was jumping around like those in the control room, also knowing that what we were watching was being transmitted around the world from a few hundred kilometers from my home - Canberra. It was deja vue. When I was in the Military I watched the Moon landing again been transmitted from a few hundred kilometers from my home - Parkes.

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Started in Astronomy

by Thomas Wm. Hamilton

November 7, 2012 | 0 comments

World War 2 was still raging, and I was just five years old. Venus shone brightly in an evening sky. My uncle was watching me that evening, and when I asked what the bright thing in the sky was he recited "Twinkle twinkle". This intrigued me enough to decide to follow up, and I made the adults read astronomy books to me until I could read them myself. I hung out at the Hayden Planetarium, took astronomy in college, and in fact was taking intro astronomy when Sputnik 1 went up. My extracurricular activity was in the college radio station. ... more »

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