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MY SKY Images from Our Members

Weather Balloon Through Telescope

A picture of a high altitude atmospheric balloon through my telescope.

Mars on June 6, 2016

An image of Mars I captured with my backyard telescope in June 2016.

Lights over Keflavik

My first time seeing the aurora borealis.

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My great adventures exploring the universe

by James Secosky

January 7, 2020

From as early as I can remember, I’ve had an insatiable curiosity about the universe. I drove adults crazy with my questions. Although I’m 73, I never lost that curiosity and sense of wonder. I even named my son Neil Armstrong Secosky. Since I’ve been into astronomy from very early in my life-- and I’m old now, this essay will be long. I have experienced loads of great experiences with space. Many of my most exciting activities have been trying to turn others on to the wonders of the universe.

Mars has fascinating me for a long time. My interest developed ... more »

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 »

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