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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

Total Lunar Eclipse Composite

Composite image made from multiple photos taken with a DSLR camera during the Total Lunar Eclipse.

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"Blood Moon"

An amazing night.

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Red Moon

Lunar eclipse, April 15, 2014

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Sci-fi first

by Wylie Ott

December 16, 2013 | 0 comments

I started 7th grade in San Diego in 1954. Schools were sharing buildings in those days - my Jr. High had AM hours, and the Sr. High had PM hours. With both parents working, my afternoons were lonely and boring. I went to the library one day and found "Space Cadet" by Heinlein. Hallelujah! I became a sci-fi lifer (must have read 40 or 50 books that year). I saw Sputnik in the sky. I saw the moon landing on TV. I've watched it all - the highlight being 2001:A Space Odyssey. I'm a programmer - I never would have ... more »

The Explorers

by Kai Staats

October 15, 2013 | 0 comments

"The Explorers" - a film about passion, science, and stars. We live in an incredible time. This decade alone will see the upheaval and reconstitution of what we believe about the universe. At the same time science is bringing us into a more comprehensive understanding of the cosmos, school age children often lack that spark of the imagination which sets in motion a life-long passion for learning about the world around them. A single night with a telescope often opens one’s mind for a lifetime. When a speck of light instead shows rings, moons, or a glowing tail, the world ... more »

Kepler's Second Law

by Pari Spolter

September 5, 2013 | 1 comments

Equal areas are swept in equal intervals of time only at perihelion and at aphelion. A lecture by Dr. Pari Spolter, the author of Gravitational Force of the Sun.

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