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Lake Cayuga Night Sky

The view of lake Cayuga and the night sky from Taughannock Falls State Park, March 2019.

Saturn from Perth Australia

Saturn has been high in the sky seeing has been excellent.

MilkyWay Rising

MilkyWay rising above the mountains in central Peloponnese.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

LightSail2 is away!—a night to remember

by Kai Staats

July 1, 2019

There is nothing quite like a rocket launch. The anticipation builds with the first arrivals, waiting in line from late afternoon into the evening, sun scorching, humidity suffocating. Hundreds, eventually more than 2500 people came from across the United State, from around the world to witness a dance between technology, gravity, and the stars. The possibility of catastrophe and success feel equally balanced, a tug-o-war that no one can fully predict. Only after the vehicle and one-off payloads are far away from the launch pad, is there a sense of growing comfort to override fear. In a time when the ... more »

Trying to help Save The World

by TempoMental

June 11, 2019

Hey!! I'm just a Canadian hip-hop cat trying to make a difference. Bill Nye has always been an inspiration to my everyday efforts to do the right thing. My mother has an animal rescue business and my father was a big inspiration to me in my musical efforts. He passed away from cancer in 2016 and since then I've felt a yearning to be a part of something bigger. I work as a welder in a vehicle assembly plant near Toronto, Ontario. Seems ironic my job is probably one of the main contributors to climate change and yet here I ... more »

Dundee Satellite Receiving Station (DSRS) Scotland facing the bulldozer after 50 years

by Keith Burrell

June 10, 2019

I, along with a few others here in the UK, are trying in a very short space of time to raise capital to show the University of Dundee, Scotland that there is practical, alternative funding and future for the DSRS facility in its' 50th Year of service and its' 40 years of archived satellite data / imagery. Is this useful for Climate Change Research? It's Funding Grant was not renewed by the UK, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). If we achieve funding for the short / intermediate term it allows time for securing long term funding. The Alert came from ... more »

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