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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

Mineralogy of other worlds

by Dr John Metcalf-Johansen

November 16, 2016

I'm very interested in the mineralogy and astrobiology of other worlds, especially those in our own Solar System. This is why I became a mineralogist in the first place. I'm very happy for The Planetary Report and news about space exploration. And would've enjoyed being a scientist at NASA, but alas I live in Denmark!

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A Love of Space through Science Fiction and Science Fact

by David Lee Summers

November 16, 2016

My love of space started by watching the original Star Trek television series. I was captivated by the idea that there were whole worlds beyond the Earth to learn about and explore.

When I was ten years old, the Viking Landers went to Mars and suddenly, I saw pictures of a real planet. It looked so much like the Southern California desert where I was from that it couldn't help but be real, but so lifeless, it couldn't help but be alien. It was almost certainly then that I decided space exploration had to be part of my life.

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Somewhere over the Cosmos

by Dan R. Rissi

November 16, 2016

I remember watching the original Cosmos on TV a few years after it was released. I was quickly awestruck by the beauty and vastness of the Universe and especially by the fact that all the things I knew were deeply connected to it. Everything impeccably unravelled by Sagan's voice. That sense of connection hit the right buttons and even though I did not quite know how to deal with it at the time, that mesmerizing feeling grew over the years and became something important that we all should cultivate: the capacity to detect poetry and magic in the natural world.

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