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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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 MY SKY Images from Our Members

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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Supernova in M82 in all its glory!

Supernova in M82, taken from the Mars Desert Research Station outside of Hanksville, Utah.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

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 »

Contact

by Noriko Otsuki

August 14, 2013 | 0 comments

---Congratulations Curiosity !!! It is amazing, like a miracle what we can do--- Long time ago already, we enjoyed Dr. Carl Sagan's Science series by National Broad Cast(NHK) in Japan about space and another life form in space. Maybe because of his tone of voice or the way he talked, he looked so confident what he was talking about in the series and made us believe what he was informing us was all true. He had such a great gift and had a wonderful opportunity to serve it to everyone and of course especially for himself. No special scientific knowledge ... more »

My Epiphany for Astronomy

by Richard Oldenburg

August 6, 2013 | 0 comments

I am a 73 year old retired policeman who was an avid fisherman in my younger days. In the late 70s I had occasion to fish the White River outside of Kenora in Canada. That is where I observed the first "Dark Sky" I had ever seen because I am a "City Boy" who lives near the light pollution in the Midwest near Chicago. I was completely AWESTRUCK by that sky. I saw EVERYTHING near Earth that an astronomer could ever hope to see: the arm of the Milky Way; the Aurora Borealis; satellites in orbit; the craters on the ... more »

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