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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

July supermoon over Denver, Iowa

This is an image of the July supermoon that I took in my town of Denver, Iowa.

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Moon 2014

Picture of the moon in Altamonte Springs Florida.

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Night sky rotation in Burgundy

Long exposure star trail photography in Burgundy (France)

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

It's time we began our journey to the stars

by Earl Guthridge

September 4, 2014 | 0 comments

I am a 70 year old retired man living in the state of Florida. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I can still remember dreaming about being an astronaut in my teen years in the late 50's and early 60's. About 6 years ago I started to become aware of new and emerging technologies that could make space colonization a real possibility for mankind. 3D printing, advances in nuclear fusion research technology, and building a space elevator with carbon nanotubes are some of the many that caught my attention.

I feel that we must master the power of the Sun (nuclear fusion) if ... more »

From Ignorance to Intelligence

by Jimmy Fritchey

July 12, 2014 | 0 comments

As a kid in the south I grew up as most did. In church every Sunday, was told stories about Adam and Eve and the great flood, and told about a 6,000 year old earth. As a child I struggled in the science class because I was never taught properly and didn't quite understand what everyone was talking about. But then more recently I started to look into everything and doing the research for myself rather than being told what to believe. So as I continued to delve into the wonders of science and coming to the realization that I ... more »

Astrophysics Student

by Tristan Braeley

May 29, 2014 | 0 comments

I'm a new student in Massachusetts studying astrophysics. My love of physics and space come mostly from Neil deGrasse Tyson's Startalk podcast, Sagan's Cosmos and Hawking's Brief History of Time.

I run a science blog at http://antikythera-astronomy.tumblr.com/ where I write short articles on various random space and science topics. This blog is mostly to help myself absorb the information I need to be the best scientist I can be.

I'm both a member of the Planetary Society and am on the New Millennium Committee. My dedication to scientific progress and outreach is priority number one in my life. I hope ... more »

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