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I'm Bill Nye, the CEO of The Planetary Society. Yes, the Science Guy is now the Planetary Guy. Come along on a cosmic journey with me and learn more about Your Place In Space.

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Dinosaurs & Space— and Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Planets: These are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Posted by Bill Nye on 2016/03/15 12:37 CDT | 4 comments

One of my favorite times of the year is upon us: the national conference of the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA). For the last couple of—er… decades, I’ve given lectures at this conference to support science teachers and find out what’s on their minds this school year.

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Tonight I Glimpsed LightSail

Posted by Bill Nye on 2015/06/14 03:05 CDT | 8 comments

Tonight, for the first time, I glimpsed our spacecraft with my own eyes. It was just the faintest pinprick against the bright lights of the big city. But, there it was right on time and exactly per the coordinates.

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We could find life on another planet, but do we have the will?

Posted by Bill Nye on 2014/06/19 10:46 CDT | 35 comments

Are we alone in the universe? This month’s National Geographic cover story takes a look at the question, and I weighed in on the subject.

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Walking the Blue Carpet with Samsung

Posted by Bill Nye on 2014/06/12 06:32 CDT | 3 comments

Bill Nye reports from the Samsung Hope for Children gala event in New York City.

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Making the Rounds on Capitol Hill

Posted by Bill Nye on 2014/06/04 04:54 CDT | 4 comments

There's an old saying about Washington, D.C.: it’s a small town, based on relationships. We are establishing very good relationships with members of the U.S. Congress and the Administration. Three of us made the rounds recently, going from one Congressional Member’s office to another to support planetary exploration and a mission to Europa. Our team included Casey Dreier, our Director of Advocacy; Bill Adkins, our lobbyist in Washington; and me.

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Are you interested in changing the world? Jobs open at The Planetary Society

Posted by Bill Nye on 2014/03/25 08:31 CDT | 4 comments

You may have heard or read that the Planetary Society recently received the largest gift in its history. It will revolutionize the Society. In the next few weeks will be able to hire a number of new people, who will help us realize our potential and, as I so often remark, change the world.

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That time I took a selfie with Neil Tyson and the President of the United States

Posted by Bill Nye on 2014/03/07 07:44 CST | 18 comments

Last week, my fellow Board Member Neil deGrasse Tyson and I were invited to be presenters at the first edition of the White House Film Festival. Neil asked the President if we could take a selfie with him. In those few moments, the President, Neil, and I spoke about science and space exploration.

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We Did It! Thank You!

Posted by Bill Nye on 2014/01/20 08:54 CST | 2 comments

I recently asked every Planetary Society Member to participate in our $75,000 matching gift challenge. I’m proud to announce that not only did you meet our goal, you exceeded it!

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An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/12/05 06:15 CST | 17 comments

Bill Nye writes President Obama arguing that the President should embrace a bold future of planetary exploration.

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"How do I get that lovely pin?" you may ask...

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/11/07 05:57 CST | 9 comments

Tonight, I'm on The Big Bang Theory with Bob Newhart. I hope you watch closely enough to notice the pin in my lapel. It's our pin, The Planetary Society logo pin. It's the coolest logo pin ever. So, you're probably wondering how to get one. Join The Planetary Society by November 15, and we'll send you a pin.

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