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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

Big Dipper

An OC Astronomers Star Party in Anza, CA

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The Great Nebula in Orion with De Mairan's Nebula

Great Nebula in Orion from my back yard.

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Otherworldly Sunrise

Bright sunrise saturates camera CCD to produce unusual image

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

York Minster Astronaut "Bosses"

by David Kaplan

September 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Visiting York Minster in England, in July, 2013, I was surprised to discover that they have medallions called "bosses" on the ceiling of the Minster, with an astronaut theme. After a disastrous July, 1984 fire, they asked children to design replacement bosses. Rebecca Walsh, aged 6 at the time, designed a boss with a generic astronaut (L). Ben Kerslake then aged 8, designed a boss depicting Neil Armstrong and the American flag (R). These were on the high ceiling of the Minster, taken with a zoom lens.

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My Story Concerning Astronomy!

by James Stegeman

August 19, 2013 | 0 comments

I was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. As I was growing up I had the opportunity to witness the greatest exploration of space by mankind. I remember looking up in the sky in the driveway of our home with my dad and seeing the first man-made satellite (Sputnik) fly across the sky above our heads. I had the opportunity to witness the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo US Manned spaceflights. It was a very exciting time period to live through. My father purchased my first telescope for me when I was around 10 years old. It was a 60 ... more »

The Whole Shebang

by D. Wayne Dworsky

August 16, 2013 | 0 comments

The greatest joy of my life occurred July 20, 1969 when I watched Neil Armstrong exit the lunar lander on TV, uttering, "One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind." At the time I thought the expression was very contrived. Over the years, however, I learned to appreciate the painstaking work necessary for such an achievement. I look back on the whole 55 years of NASA and wonder what great pursuits await mankind in the next 55 years. Too bad I won't be around for that. But I am grateful for having seen the space program blossom. We ... more »

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