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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

Moonglow

Photographing the moon's craters & moonglow with my telescope made me realize the beauty of space.

Solar Minimum Delights

Recent activity on the Sun - 9 July 2018.

Elemental Skies -- The Lagoon Nebula (M8)

A capture of Messier 8: The Lagoon Nebula

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

My Daughter, a Future Scientist

by Curtis Dunlap

December 29, 2017

I was a member of The Planetary Society a number of decades ago when I was in my twenties. I've rejoined, with a family membership, because my daughter, Alana Dunlap, is currently a student at Rockingham Community College. She is a member of the college’s science club and plans to graduate with an Associate of Science Degree. Alana would like to further her education at a four year school. Ultimately, she would like to become an environmental scientist.

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Being saved by the love of the stars.

by David Hendry

November 16, 2017

Hi, my name's David Hendry. I'm 33 years old and live in Ayrshire Scotland. I was taken out of school at the age of 12. I never learned to read or write or even do any kind of math while I was in school. I was always fascinated by space. The thought of all the worlds out there and all the alien life just waiting to be discovered was something that filled me with excitement (I'm a big Star Trek fan). When I was 13, I taught myself to read so I could read learn about space exploration and what ... more »

Per aspera ad astra – Through Hardship to the Stars

by Derek Sellers

November 7, 2017

I once believed in the Lord with all my heart, with all my mind, and all my soul. My entire existence was about living in service to that God, a God who represented goodness and mercy and love. In return for my servitude, I was promised a life that lasted longer than death, a peace that surpassed understanding, a world without end.

Per Aspera

But I learned soon enough that that unending world in fact had walls, and boundaries that ought not be crossed. The same teachers who showed me God’s world without end, stated the world had to work one specific ... more »

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