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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

Our Closest Friend

by Matteo Norcia

August 9, 2016

Hi there! My name is Matteo. I am a physics major currently doing undergrad, planning on going to grad school for astronomy and then astrophysics. This picture I took of the full moon was on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 12:35am when the moon was about 238,511 miles away. It was 99.8% illuminated and its altitude was 31 degrees. I took this with my Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ. We haven't been to the moon for almost forty-four years! Let's go back, and thank it for everything it does for us!

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J. Keith Sowell, a Planetary Astronomer and Volunteer

by J. Keith Sowell

July 16, 2016

I am a Planetary Astronomer and Planetary Society Volunteer and will be the Florida East Coast Outreach Coordinator. I am a NASA OSIRIS-REX Mission Ambassador and give astronomy demonstrations and training in Titusville Florida which is next to Kennedy Space Center. The Planetary Society helped me get my position because I signed up for the certificate to get my name sent to the asteroid Bennu. After I signed up, I put in my application to be an Ambassador and a year later I was named one. I also got a VIP pass to the OSIRIS-REx launch on September 8, 2016. ... more »

Korea's First Star Trek Prof and First Foreign Civics Prof

by Roger Thompson MA FRSA

July 11, 2016

I am Korea's first Star Trek professor, and I am also her first foreign civics professor. In my civics class I teach the philosophy of JFK, who put man on the moon. I joined the Planetary Society because I am an advocate for space travel, obviously, and I am also a pioneer of sorts. Rod Roddenberry, the son of the creator of Star Trek, the late Gene Roddenberry, has given my ethics of Star Trek class, which is the first of its kind in a Korean university, the thumbs up, and JFK's daughter Caroline has done the same for my ... more »

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