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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

A close up look of Interstellar dust towards the center of our galaxy

The Galactic center filled with various nebulae and interstellar dust

Moon

Earth's moon as on 28 May 2018 captured using a 11 inch Cassegrain Schmidt telescope/ Canon 750D.

Jupiter and the great red spot

Jupiter and the great red spot and its two moons Io and Europa on 18 April 2018.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

J. Keith Sowell, a Planetary Astronomer and Volunteer

by J. Keith Sowell

July 16, 2016

I am a Planetary Astronomer and Planetary Society Volunteer and will be the Florida East Coast Outreach Coordinator. I am a NASA OSIRIS-REX Mission Ambassador and give astronomy demonstrations and training in Titusville Florida which is next to Kennedy Space Center. The Planetary Society helped me get my position because I signed up for the certificate to get my name sent to the asteroid Bennu. After I signed up, I put in my application to be an Ambassador and a year later I was named one. I also got a VIP pass to the OSIRIS-REx launch on September 8, 2016. ... more »

Korea's First Star Trek Prof and First Foreign Civics Prof

by Roger Thompson MA FRSA

July 11, 2016

I am Korea's first Star Trek professor, and I am also her first foreign civics professor. In my civics class I teach the philosophy of JFK, who put man on the moon. I joined the Planetary Society because I am an advocate for space travel, obviously, and I am also a pioneer of sorts. Rod Roddenberry, the son of the creator of Star Trek, the late Gene Roddenberry, has given my ethics of Star Trek class, which is the first of its kind in a Korean university, the thumbs up, and JFK's daughter Caroline has done the same for my ... more »

Space is the Place

by Joey Stanford

June 20, 2016

I've helped out the Mars Society as a mission controller, the Planetary Resources as a Vanguard, and have taught ham radio operators about how to use satellites, the ISS, the moon, and meteors to establish communications. I met Jonathan Rhys Davies face to face and he suggested I join. So I did.

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