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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! Share Your Story »

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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

Summer Moon

Flipped image of the Moon due to being taken through a reflecting telescope one summer evening.

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In Orion's Shadow

A starry night under Orion's watchful gaze. (N.Ireland UK)

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Weather Balloon Through Telescope

A picture of a high altitude atmospheric balloon through my telescope.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Born in 1950

by Dawn Miller

November 17, 2016

I was born in 1950, before computers, before satellited, and before the Moon landing. The science fiction magazines left around my home had wonderful pictures of other worlds. My imagination took flight. It landed on the covers of Scientific American and I discovered that other worlds DO exist: Mars is real, so is Jupiter, Saturn, Venus. And they are very different from fiction. I finagled a small telescope and took out every book I could from the library. My world expanded lightyears beyond any classroom. The deal was clinched when I first saw the Pleiades rising. Such beauty! I am ... more »

Black Holes and Stunning TV Illustrations

by Todd Boldizsar

November 17, 2016

I found my passion at 30.

I began watching television shows like Through The Wormhole, and was fascinated by our studies of black holes and what happens to matter and light when it reaches and crosses the event horizon. After Through the Wormhole, I began my quest to quench my thirst for knowledge. After discovering Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Cosmos, I went back to watch the originals and began my study of Carl Sagan's work. Since then, I simply can't get enough.

Just over a year later, I am taking classes on black holes from UCLA, I am the proud owner of a ... more »

This is Our Home, but will it be Our Only Home?

by Ty Wait

November 17, 2016

My love and fascination with space began with a children's book, The Golden Book of Astronomy: A Child's Introduction to the Wonders of Space, which I received around age 6 or 7. What I remember most is the feeling of the impact of the images, not only of the planets and moons, but also of the ancient peoples who revered the myths they built around the little points of light in the sky. I wanted to know more about what was really "out there".

While I have never become an astronomer, an astronaut, or even worked with a company involved in ... more »

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