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 MY SKY Images from Our Members

Full Moon in the Late Summer

Beautiful full moon over the ocean seen from the Cliffs of Møn in Denmark

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Moon Rise Over New England

Perfect late summer conditions for viewing the Moon.

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Venusian and Jovian worlds fade in after sunset

A little too much haze to reveal Mercury, but a striking conjunction nonethless.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Transit of Venus, 2012

by Elizabeth Colter

May 12, 2014 | 0 comments

My Father and I wanted to see the transit of Venus when it was happening, and our sun filter for our telescope was broken. He taught me how to use the projection method to see the transit and it was amazing! I will upload the second picture as another story, to show what the projection method shows!

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Transit of Venus, 2012 Projection Method 2

by Elizabeth Colter

May 12, 2014 | 0 comments

Our sun filter broke, so my Father showed me how to use the projection method to see the transit. The giant lit circle is the SUN! The smaller dark spot near the edge is Venus, making its transit across the sun. If you look closely, you can see sunspots in the middle!

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A biochemist's place in space

by Amber Lucas

May 7, 2014 | 0 comments

I've always been a person who was very involved in science, specifically chemistry and biochemistry. These sciences differ from astronomy in a great deal. In biochemistry, we are looking at extremely small details. The bonds between proteins in the body, the mechanism of catalysis in different chemical reactions, the regulation of different genes in the body, etc. I was spending the majority of my time thinking on a scale that was much smaller than I was, thinking about all these processes that were occuring in my body all the time. All these processes that were so close to me, and ... more »

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