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We’re looking for images you’ve taken of your sky—whether those images are of galaxies captured through a telescope or perhaps pictures of an incredible night sky, an eclipse, a star party, or a rocket launch. We can’t guarantee that we’ll publish every image and story—but we will look at each and every one and will showcase as many as possible here on our website and a few might make it to our magazine, The Planetary Report. We look forward to seeing your Sky. Share Your Sky »





 MY SKY Images from Our Members

In Orion's Shadow

A starry night under Orion's watchful gaze. (N.Ireland UK)

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Weather Balloon Through Telescope

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

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Mars on June 6, 2016

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

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

I Was A Child of Apollo 11

by Cosme Damian Bravo

November 25, 2016

It was destiny that I would be born the same year on September 27th, two months later after NASA’s historic Apollo eleven‘s moon landing on July 20th, 1967. My love of science and space would become a part of my life. I wanted to one day reach beyond the safety of our blue world and see with my own eyes the wonders of our local address in the vastness of what we know of our universe. Life changes and as I became older I had to make this passion secondary to the reality of this world were realistically not just ... more »

A sketch of Andromeda

by Evan Hilgemann

November 23, 2016

This picture is a sketch of the Andromeda galaxy that I completed as part of a high school presentation on finding and sketching deep sky objects in a telescope.

I've been an avid amateur astronomer ever since my dad bought me a small telescope when I was young. I remember trying to discern Saturn's rings for the first time and driving to local state parks to escape the city lights. With time we upgraded equipment and became more skilled in the art of observing. We traveled to star parties and spent nights out in sub-zero temperatures just to get that perfect ... more »

Lifetime Memories of Falling for Space

by Sarah Murray

November 22, 2016

I fell in love with space at the age of five when I met the first female astronaut at a place called Moody Gardens in Galveston TX. I remember shaking her hand and thinking she was the most interesting and wonderful person ever and I found inspiration knowing that girls could love space too. Galveston doesn't look the same anymore ever since the hurricane and I havn't been there for years but, in my memories it was a very beautiful place.

After that moment I would also visit my grandfather in central Florida and watch the shuttle launches of Discovery, Endeavor, ... more »

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