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 MY SKY Images from Our Members

September 2015 Eclipse

My amateur photo of the beginning of the 2015 September Eclipse

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Orion and M-45

A photograph of Orion with M-45 taken with Nikon D3300 f/4, 18mm, 10 secs at ISO 3200

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Mars, Jupiter and Venus 42 Street NYC

You can't see Mars in their photo because I took it with my iPhone.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Kepler's Second Law

by Pari Spolter

September 5, 2013 | 1 comments

Equal areas are swept in equal intervals of time only at perihelion and at aphelion. A lecture by Dr. Pari Spolter, the author of Gravitational Force of the Sun.

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York Minster Astronaut "Bosses"

by David Kaplan

September 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Visiting York Minster in England, in July, 2013, I was surprised to discover that they have medallions called "bosses" on the ceiling of the Minster, with an astronaut theme. After a disastrous July, 1984 fire, they asked children to design replacement bosses. Rebecca Walsh, aged 6 at the time, designed a boss with a generic astronaut (L). Ben Kerslake then aged 8, designed a boss depicting Neil Armstrong and the American flag (R). These were on the high ceiling of the Minster, taken with a zoom lens.

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My Story Concerning Astronomy!

by James Stegeman

August 19, 2013 | 0 comments

I was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. As I was growing up I had the opportunity to witness the greatest exploration of space by mankind. I remember looking up in the sky in the driveway of our home with my dad and seeing the first man-made satellite (Sputnik) fly across the sky above our heads. I had the opportunity to witness the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo US Manned spaceflights. It was a very exciting time period to live through. My father purchased my first telescope for me when I was around 10 years old. It was a 60 ... more »

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