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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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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 | 10 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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Dancing With The Stars

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/09/04 09:50 CDT | 43 comments

Something remarkable has come up. I've been cast as a 'star' on Dancing With The Stars here in the US. (For our British readers, it's a very similar format to your Strictly Come Dancing.) As unusual as this may seem, I believe we can broaden awareness of the Society and thereby humankind's exploration of the Cosmos one ballroom dance at a time.

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The Goal is Mars

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/07/10 12:18 CDT | 22 comments

Today, The Planetary Society submitted our white paper to the National Research Council's call for "input" on human spaceflight. It's derived from work we did back in 2008 brought up to date.

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ARKYD Kickstarter Finale Webcast

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/06/28 07:58 CDT | 1 comment

Bill Nye will be at Seattle's Museum of Flight Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 3-7pm PT for the closing celebration webcast of the Arkyd 100 space-based telescope project.

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The White House Science Fair and an Earful for Bolden

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/05/01 11:53 CDT | 10 comments

I meet the future of science in the United States, and I speak directly to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about my concerns for Planetary Science funding.

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Bad Budget News for NASA's Planetary Exploration Program

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/04/10 12:08 CDT | 13 comments

The Administration just released its proposed budget for 2014 and it contains some very bad news for NASA's planetary exploration program. Just three weeks ago the U.S. Congress rejected similar cuts proposed for planetary exploration last year. It was a clear statement of support by both Congress and the public: planetary exploration is an affordable national priority.

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A Major Political Victory for The Planetary Society

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/03/29 02:18 CDT

The Planetary Society just achieved a major victory in our efforts to ensure strong funding for NASA’s planetary exploration.

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Let’s Reckon Time Together

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/03/20 12:51 CDT | 2 comments

The EarthDial project was born in 2004, and we’re bring it back again for the Curiosity mission. It’s a sundial visually reminiscent of the MarsDials, but exactly ten times as big. We encourage you to set up your own EarthDial, rig up a webcam, and post the images. In the coming weeks, we’ll coordinate the EarthDials from around the world, just as we did for a few years after the Spirit & Opportunity landings. It’s a remarkable project that can engage individuals, classrooms, or entire schools. The price of webcams has come way down in recent years. So, we’re hopeful that several readers of this blog will give it a try.

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Washington Update

Posted by Bill Nye on 2013/02/11 04:12 CST | 2 comments

Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke to the House Science committee about the importance of space and scientific research. Bill Nye also visited with Congressman Culberson and Congressman Wolf's chief of staffabout supporting NASA's Planetary Science Program.

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