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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.

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MY SKY Images from Our Members

My moon

My first astronomy picture ever.

Joy in a Moment

The Milky Way above Monument Valley

Hell hangs high!

Venus at its greatest eastern elongation of 2017. Captured using an iPhone 6s.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

I fell in love with space, because of Spock

by Ilonka Liska

November 17, 2016

I fell in love with the universe/space travelling after seeing the first episode of Star Trek as a very small child. It was only the joy of space research. Later, the idea that there really is life out there. And as I grew older, and really understood the visions of Gene Roddenberry, I became a real "space freak". I firmly believe in a better world and in space research. I believe that "Star Trek" and Gene's dreams will one day become a reality.

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Born in 1950

by Dawn Miller

November 17, 2016

I was born in 1950, before computers, before satellited, and before the Moon landing. The science fiction magazines left around my home had wonderful pictures of other worlds. My imagination took flight. It landed on the covers of Scientific American and I discovered that other worlds DO exist: Mars is real, so is Jupiter, Saturn, Venus. And they are very different from fiction. I finagled a small telescope and took out every book I could from the library. My world expanded lightyears beyond any classroom. The deal was clinched when I first saw the Pleiades rising. Such beauty! I am ... more »

Black Holes and Stunning TV Illustrations

by Todd Boldizsar

November 17, 2016

I found my passion at 30.

I began watching television shows like Through The Wormhole, and was fascinated by our studies of black holes and what happens to matter and light when it reaches and crosses the event horizon. After Through the Wormhole, I began my quest to quench my thirst for knowledge. After discovering Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Cosmos, I went back to watch the originals and began my study of Carl Sagan's work. Since then, I simply can't get enough.

Just over a year later, I am taking classes on black holes from UCLA, I am the proud owner of a ... more »

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