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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 »





 MY SKY Images from Our Members

Hell hangs high!

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

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Gabriela Mistral

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

My space inspiration

by Doug Currie

November 21, 2016

I was born in 1960 in southern Ontario Canada and one of the first things that I read and interested me were children's books about space exploration and astronomy. I was attracted to the vastness, majesty and nobility of the heavens and the many secrets to find out about them. What really solidified my interest in astronomy and space exploration was the lead up and successful accomplishment of the human lunar landings by NASA in July 1969 and then a couple more times until 1972. One thing I particularly liked then and still long for more of now was to ... more »

SpaceLoveStory

by Gerard Didier

November 21, 2016

Young boy I liked night walk with my grandpa. I asked him many, many questions about the sky, the stars, the universe ...

And one night, it's the moon landing, this July 21. All the family is around the radio (my parents haven't TV). I remember, I was afraid that lunar ground would be as unstable as quicksands!

Space is everywhere for me: in astronomy club during high school, in TV shows like Cosmos, in the subject of my thesis at the end of my studies, about the modification of the orofacial biology during weightlessness (I was then in connection with a ... more »

I love Space

by Russell T. Frizzell

November 21, 2016

As a child I heard talk about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon and saw the first Viking Lander image of the surface of Mars. These things looked totally amazing and unobtainable from my small Michigan farming town. Then, as a young adult I read many works from Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan and I became more interested. So I went to college to learn about space and rocketry and I joined The Planetary Society. Today, I am a member of The Planetary Society and the Tacoma Astronomical Society. Tonight the Tacoma Astronomical Society hosts a free ... more »

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