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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

Partial Eclipse 2017

Maximum coverage from Morgantown, WV

Total Solar Eclipse Montage

A montage of the eclipse as seen from Glenrock, WY

Great American Eclipse

Composite of a couple images I took during the Great American Eclipse.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

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 »

Per aspera ad astra – Through Hardship to the Stars

by Derek Sellers

November 7, 2017

I once believed in the Lord with all my heart, with all my mind, and all my soul. My entire existence was about living in service to that God, a God who represented goodness and mercy and love. In return for my servitude, I was promised a life that lasted longer than death, a peace that surpassed understanding, a world without end.

Per Aspera

But I learned soon enough that that unending world in fact had walls, and boundaries that ought not be crossed. The same teachers who showed me God’s world without end, stated the world had to work one specific ... more »

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