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We are dads, moms, grandparents, teachers, kids, scientists, engineers, and space geeks. We are those who reach out into the Universe to seek answers to those deep questions: Where did we come from, and are we alone?

We are wowed and awed by the discovery of new things, the mysteries of science, the innovations of technology, the bravery of astronauts, and by the stunning images sent back to us from other worlds.

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MY SKY Images from Our Members

My Ultima Thule snowman art

When the first clear images came in of Ultima Thule, wags quickly called it a “cosmic snowman,” with its two round bodies joined in the middle, looking like it was made with dirty snow. That struck a chord with me and I decided to create a digital cartoon along those lines.

Stereoscopic Image of Asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa 2 images July 2018, Left & right images rendered as LRL (parallel, cross eye) 3-D image.

Moonlight

Lunar appreciation through a telescope and a phone.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

The Great Unknown

by Joe St. Germain

March 20, 2018

The dream (and tragedy) of local educator Christa McAuliffe was my awaking to the world of real space travel, with all of it's elements. I watched as a young child in school as the Challenger was – and then was no longer. I mourned with my classmates like everyone else, but then realized her dream was still alive! Her desire to educate and inspire STILL exists today, and is ever stronger.

Soon after, I began my quest to understand science, space and human ingenuity. I absorbed what I could find, which as a poor Boston kid in the 80's was limited. ... more »

My Daughter, a Future Scientist

by Curtis Dunlap

December 29, 2017

I was a member of The Planetary Society a number of decades ago when I was in my twenties. I've rejoined, with a family membership, because my daughter, Alana Dunlap, is currently a student at Rockingham Community College. She is a member of the college’s science club and plans to graduate with an Associate of Science Degree. Alana would like to further her education at a four year school. Ultimately, she would like to become an environmental scientist.

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Being saved by the love of the stars.

by David Hendry

November 16, 2017

Hi, my name's David Hendry. I'm 33 years old and live in Ayrshire Scotland. I was taken out of school at the age of 12. I never learned to read or write or even do any kind of math while I was in school. I was always fascinated by space. The thought of all the worlds out there and all the alien life just waiting to be discovered was something that filled me with excitement (I'm a big Star Trek fan). When I was 13, I taught myself to read so I could read learn about space exploration and what ... more »

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