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MY SKY Images from Our Members

My moon

My first astronomy picture ever.

Joy in a Moment

The Milky Way above Monument Valley

Hell hangs high!

Venus at its greatest eastern elongation of 2017. Captured using an iPhone 6s.

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My Story and Mission

by Vishal Nair

January 31, 2017

A little bit about myself: I recently received my M.S. in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After completing my studies, I am eager and ready to apply my knowledge and experiences I have gained. I completed an internship at a pharmaceutical company assisting with drug-discovery for various human cancers. I then accepted my current position as a research fellow at UMass Amherst where I am now exploring the field of circadian rhythms.

Space, similar to many others, has had a mystifying effect on me since I was very young. To know there are worlds to be explored, potential ... more »

Becoming a Rocket Scientist

by Kevin J DeBruin

January 17, 2017

Kevin J. DeBruin saw the movie October Sky as a 10 year-old boy and knew he wanted to design spaceships when he grew up. He faced rejection all along the way, but he never gave up.

Kevin grew up in Kaukauna, WI, a small town of just south of Green Bay. Kevin struggled with math in middle school, but he dedicated extra time outside of class to ensure he learned the material. Kevin played multiple sports ever since he was a child, but in high school he focused solely on soccer where he was the team captain and goalkeeper for Kaukauna ... more »

To boldly go

by Jose Antonio Escobedo

January 12, 2017

Since the dawn of man, we have asked questions; recently we have started answering them. In the words of John F. Kennedy, "No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come." I am in a perpetual state of awe at how our insignificant species went from figuring out how apples fall down to landing on our nearest satellite with a computer as powerful as my TI-84, all a few milliseconds "before midnight." Currently, I am pursuing studies in astrophysics but a career in politics. I would like to further human knowledge and keep our place in ... more »

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