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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

The Great Nebula in Orion with De Mairan's Nebula

Great Nebula in Orion from my back yard.

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Otherworldly Sunrise

Bright sunrise saturates camera CCD to produce unusual image

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Supernova in M82 in all its glory!

Supernova in M82, taken from the Mars Desert Research Station outside of Hanksville, Utah.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Gamma Ray Pulsar Discovery and The Planetary Society

by Hans Peter Tobler

February 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Dear fellow members: As a member of the Planetary Society team number crunching for Einstein@home I can proudly announce that my computer helped to discover the previously unknown 4.80 Hz Gamma Ray Pulsar J1932+1916 in data collected by the Fermi Gamma-Ray space telescope. The data were collected on 19 September 2011.

Given this example I would like to urge other Planetary Society members to join in the efforts of Einstein@home and SETI@home. There is significant chance that your efforts may lead to real scientific discovery!

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It started with a Moon

by Ben Haller

February 18, 2014 | 0 comments

As a child I always loved science fiction and my toys, as well as my favorite movies, reflected that intensely. Despite my love for space it wasn't until I was maybe 10 years old that I actually looked towards the sky.

Sure I'd seen the Moon and stars before but one night in particular I had borrowed my father's binoculars which were fairly nice since he was and still is an avid bird watcher. I decided to go outside and noticed a nearly full Moon was up in the high eastern sky. I went over to the hood of the car ... more »

Mt Palomar Road Trip

by Larry Russo

January 30, 2014 | 0 comments

In the summer of 2002 I was invited to visit friends in SOCAL, San Diego and stay a week. I had access to a car and could wander as much as I desired. One of the many highlights of my week was driving up Mt Palomar Mountain to the Hale Telescope. I had no idea the dome was so huge. Once I parked the car I wished I could have stayed until nightfall, but I had to return by evening. I took many photos and got to go inside the dome.

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