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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

Night sky over Mars Desert Research Station

Looking West from the Musk Observatory over the MDRS habitat, Hanksville, Utah

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My first Moon photo

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The Griffith Observatory

My favorite place in Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Martian Chronicles

by Daniel Levy

August 2, 2013 | 0 comments

Hello friends. I am the composer for MARTIAN CHRONICLES. On June 9, 2013, we presented excerpts from this new work in New York City, sharing the stage with Planetary Society board president and renowned scientist Jim Bell at Cornelia Street Cabaret. If you'd like to have a listen to what the piece sounds like, please visit http://martianchroniclesmusictheater.com and please let me know what you think! I hope we are able to bring this piece to a theater or planetarium near you in the near future.

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Chasing Asteroid 1998 QWE2

by Kai Staats

August 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Asteroid 1998 QE2 passed the Earth, its closest approach in 200 years the final days of May 2013. The South African Astronomical Observatory was part of an international effort to record its passing. I was honoured to be a part of the team, capturing the event in this short documentary film: www.saao.ac.za

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A Child of the Space Age

by Robert Brining

July 31, 2013 | 1 comments

Willy Ley and Werner von Braun were among my childhood heroes. I was thrilled by the first faint beeps from Sputnik. Alan Shepard and John Glenn took me with them into space. I will remember to my dying day where I was when I watched Neal Armstrong take his one small step. Those feelings and memories are of enormous importance to me. They help define me. I am a child of the space age. If we turn our back on space, what will my grandchildren have to take its place? We NEED to be explorers! It is our birthright and ... more »

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