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MaryLiz Bender

MaryLiz Bender

MaryLiz Bender

Associate Producer of Planetary Radio, Digital Content Coordinator

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MaryLiz Bender is the Associate Producer for Planetary Radio and a Digital Content Coordinator at The Planetary Society. She dedicates her life to space outreach and education, engaging the public through music, art, and her mobile observatory.

She believes that understanding our place in space is the best way to shift our earthly perspectives for the better. She's excited to be doing her part to pave the way for the space exploration that will better foster that understanding.

You can learn more about her current projects on her website and connect via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Giving Mysterious Venus the Love (and Science) She Deserves

August 15, 2018 • 55:54

We have so much to learn about Venus, says JPL scientist Sue Smrekar. What we learn will help us understand our own world and Mars.

Latest Blog Posts

Planetary Radio: 10 Must-Listen Episodes About Space Exploration

February 13, 2019

The Planetary Society staff has selected our top ten favorite episodes of Planetary Radio. Listen now.

Planetary Radio celebrates 16 years of PB&J

December 16, 2018

Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan has spent sixteen years sharing the “passion, beauty, and joy” of space exploration with the world. We picked our sixteen favorite episodes to share with you.

The day I caught rocket fever

September 20, 2018

On February 6, 2018, I found myself shoulder to shoulder with two of my heroes: Bill Nye on the left, Buzz Aldrin on the right. Our eyes were fixed on the first vertical Falcon Heavy rocket. Figuring the world's most powerful rocket might send me flying backwards once the countdown hit zero, I gripped the railing so tightly I started to lose the feeling in my fingertips.

astronaut on Phobos
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