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Gibbous Moon of May 2018

This picture was captured a day before the Full moon when the moon was 98% illuminated by the sun

Jupiter

Jupiter with moons Io, Ganymede, and Europa.

The Moon

Taken from South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Poem For Galileo

by Roshaan Bukhari

March 28, 2017

Gliding across the sky, a pearly star; Neither a Moon nor a god; The only of its kind, an impish glee; For countless millennia, shrouded in poems; In one instance, I know what I see; As it sets in half-light, sinking in the glow; A world I can see; A world I have yet to know.

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Friday at the Observatory

by Stevie

March 15, 2017

The most exciting part about working at an observatory isn't learning my local sky; it's the reaction the kids have when I show them their favorite planet, a nebula they never thought existed, or a double-star they never realized was there. As I helped a six-year-old boy chart what he was seeing this past Friday, it made me realize how important astronomy is for these kids. Math, physics, geography, history, etc., it opens their minds to the science of astronomy and what its roots are. My favorite part was when, as he was recording what he saw of the moon, ... more »

Texas Trekkie

by Allen Harris

March 6, 2017

In the 60s, one of my earliest memories were of my mom dressing up for a costume party in a Starfleet uniform looking a lot like Yeoman Rand. I was 4 years old when Star Trek first came out. I grew up on Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey and later even reading books from her shelf with Arthur C. Clarke and other greats from the genre. I also remember watching the moon landing and then going outside into the Texas night and looking at the moon and wondering that there were men up there “right now”! So my ... more »

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