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

Posted by Bill Nye

25-03-2014 8:31 CDT

Topics: Planetary Society

You may have heard or read that the Planetary Society recently received the largest gift in its history, $4.2 million. A donor, who wants to remain anonymous, joined us on-line earlier this year. For about a year, this person had watched us, and what we do, and decided to make this fantastic contribution. It will revolutionize the Society.

In the next few weeks we 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. With this influx of funds, we can advance our mission: Empowering the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. People everywhere can know the cosmos and our place within it.

As the CEO, I cannot help but tell you all that this is a result of our dedicated membership and everyone here doing her and his job. Our bloggers produce first-rate journalism and informative pieces about space exploration. They tell you about the technical, political, and inspirational aspects of space with uncanny insight. Our projects fill much-needed niches – truly advancing space exploration. Our space advocacy work is unparalleled and becoming more effective everyday. Our anonymous donor noticed this good work and the smooth efficiency of the organization and wanted very much to support us. It’s just great news for all of us and for space exploration writ large.

I’m looking forward to interviewing and hiring some new employees. I’m looking forward to doing more for our existing members and engaging new members. I’m excited about leading the space community and influencing planetary science policy. It’s easy to imagine expanding our educational work to benefit schools and the general public. With this gift, we can just do more of what we do to advance humankind’s exploration of outer space and our planetary neighbors.

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Robert Small: 04/12/2014 08:34 CDT

If I only had the "Right Stuff"! Even if there was no way I qualify for a job with T.P.S. The interview would be worth the challenge! I am one of the first non pro's to use 3d software (1985), and I am a retired industrial artist and a garage engineer! I fly RC and robots. Oh well I can still dream!

Mark Bailey: 04/22/2014 12:09 CDT

I've been a supporter on/off for years. The off part has been largely because of an emphasis on human exploration of space in times past. I'm a HUGE advocate of robotic exploration but I see human spaceflight as money down a rat hole. Increasingly, profound technical and biological issues are emerging involving human spaceflight. Ethical issues come into play also regarding the huge increase in cost for humans to go out there. Let's focus on increasing robotic exploration dramatically by diverting money to that from wasteful human missions.

Elizabeth Colter: 05/03/2014 04:18 CDT

It breaks my heart that there isn't another location in Canada. I have one more year of school and I am done! Business Administration, majoring in Management and am in love with Astronomy, physics, the cosmos. I would of loved to work there. It truly, really breaks my heart knowing I can't right now and that when I saw this the positions avaliable section was empty. I can't even apply to work at NASA either because I am a Canadian citizen. What I would give to apply my business degree for the benefit of science would me amazing.

Richard Mihalski: 05/08/2014 11:54 CDT

Im a COMM major (PR) at the University of Texas at San Antonio with a year remaining. When do you believe more jobs will be available!? While listening and speaking to people are my srong suits, I feel as though working for the planetary society in any capacity would be fantastic! Its startling how behind we are in terms of scientific and mathematical literacy (myself included). The promotion and advancement of the STEM fields are almost as important to me as it should be for American citizens as a whole!

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