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MY SKY Images from Our Members

Stereoscopic Image of Asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa 2 images July 2018, Left & right images rendered as LRL (parallel, cross eye) 3-D image.

Moonlight

Lunar appreciation through a telescope and a phone.

Moonglow

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

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Use of fields of mirrors for asteroid defense

by Anthony Bedford

November 19, 2019

This is not within my area of expertise, but I have long speculated that large fields of mirrors could offer a practical approach to defending the earth from asteroids. I think this concept just got a boost from the Heliogen development. As a side benefit, the fields could serve as power sources when not needed for defense.

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Dare to Dream

by Alec Frazier

October 30, 2019

I was in Florida for the 2017 meetup of fans of James Cameron’s Avatar. On one day during our meetup, we went to the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), our nation’s port in our adventure towards the stars.

I started the day by hearing a briefing about our nation’s state of affairs in space. We have several programs taking place at the current moment, as well as partnership with several other nations. One of these greatest programs is the International Space Station (ISS), arguably the grandest symbol of international peace and cooperation ever produced by humanity, in which individuals from ... more »

I Make Round Shiny Objects While Most People Are Sleeping

by Diane Hayes

August 20, 2019

Basic tenets of astronomy are difficult for me. It was the only course I ever took in college that I failed. (I took it again to wipe the "F" off my transcripts and then failed it a second time.) And despite this, I'm fascinated by any and all space and solar system models. So my little company is called Omaha Orrery and I stay busy upcycling these items.

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