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Celebrate Curiosity at Planetfest 2012


Posted by Bill Nye

28-06-2012 15:35 CDT


Join me at Planetfest™ 2012: Curiosity Knows No Bounds, August 4 and 5 in Pasadena, CA.

Space exploration brings out the best in us humans, and Planetfest is a celebration of the amazing Curiosity rover’s historic landing on Mars! We will all get to know more about our planetary neighbor and the spacecraft unlocking its secrets.

I’ll be there both days, so join me, and thousands of space fans, as we:

  • Witness the landing, with the best live NASA feed and experts on-stage sharing their insights…and the drama.
  • Be part of our live Planetary Radio show,
  • Explore hands-on science activities for kids,
  • Meet the scientists and engineers behind the mission,
  • Enjoy an out-of-this-world art show.

Seating is limited, so get your tickets today.

Can’t make it to Pasadena?  We're working with science centers, museums, and other groups around the world to bring you Planetfest Worldwide. We also will be web casting the two-day Pasadena event so you can participate from home. We want everyone, everywhere to witness and celebrate this extraordinary landing on Mars.

For the latest information about Planetfest 2012 and to purchase tickets, visit

See you on Mars!...and at Planetfest!

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fthurber: 07/21/2012 09:28 CDT

Does anyone care to discuss Bill Nye's endorsement of Obama? I can see how as an educator Bill Nye would endorse Obama in light of his commitment of 1B to education but as head of the Planetary Society it sends the wrong message. Politicians must be held accountable for their actions and the Obama administration is trying to kill planetary science to fund the pork SLS in Houston.

bware: 07/25/2012 04:08 CDT

I never supported President Obama however he is pro space exploration. As for what his staff cuts away and Congress profiteers on are two different issues of which he really in the end cannot control. Just the same, I wish President Obama would make more noise for NASA funding increases.

gellis: 07/29/2012 05:45 CDT

THIS is one of the two reasons I chose not to join the Planetary Society - at least for the time being. I live in Europe, and as important and fun as I believe the PS is, it or many of its members are looking way too much into the American navel for me to shed any of my hard earned and way over-taxed Euros for a membership. Not wanting to start a flame war here, but guys, the following must be noted: As much as many US citizens STRRRRRRONGLY believe there are huge differences in the outcome of the policies of their 2 (oh my…) parties, from the outside world and viewed against a frame of reference not inside the US the differences are mostly minute, to say the least. Cheers, and happy Planetfest!

fthurber: 07/31/2012 09:31 CDT

So Gellis...How do Europeans feel about Obama pulling the rug out from under the ESA's Exo-Mars mission? And this after the US signed the Mars Joint Exploration Initiative a couple of years before and the project was well under way? The frustrating part is the the money was yanked from Mars exploration just on verge of the MSL landing and the money is being wasted on the Rocket to Nowhere (SLS) whose only purpose is to supply pork jobs in Houston.

Larry: 08/02/2012 11:39 CDT

I got my tkts for Planet fest! Does that get me a seat in the Landing venue? I sure would like to see old friends from Voyager!

Larry: 08/02/2012 06:16 CDT

So let's get serious, I live in the area and will volunteer for coffee, a bagel n smear. Just saying.

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