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Planetary Defense Conference: Steps to Prevent Asteroid Impact

Bruce Betts • April 13, 2015

From Italy, Bruce Betts gives background and information at the start of the Planetary Defense Conference, which addresses the asteroid threat. Bruce summarizes steps to prevent asteroid impact.

A Love Letter to Science Education

Whitney Pratz • April 03, 2015

The Planetary Society Operations Assistant Whitney Pratz reports from the National Science Teacher Association Conference and on the development of our youth education and outreach program, Planetary Kids.

A New Path to Mars?

Casey Dreier • April 02, 2015

A new advocacy initiative for the Society: let's get humans to Mars.

Announcing: Planetary TV!

Merc Boyan • March 20, 2015

Planetary Society Media Producer Merc Boyan presents our new video resource.

At LPSC this year? Come to this special session on NASA's budget

Casey Dreier • March 16, 2015

For those of you who are here at LPSC 2015, we’ve organized a special session at noon on Tuesday, March 17th in the Montgomery Ballroom to bring together representatives from the three major professional organizations that represent planetary scientists to address your questions and concerns about NASA's 2016 budget request.

A Look Back at an Amazing Year

Jennifer Vaughn • December 31, 2014

As excited as we are to jump into 2015, I want to take time to reflect on the year coming to a close and applaud all that we’ve accomplished working together.

Reporting from the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

Emily Lakdawalla • December 15, 2014

In San Francisco, in an annual tradition, more than 20,000 geologists are descending on the Moscone Center. I'll be attending #AGU14 this week, but you can also watch press briefings and many of the sessions online.

Join me in Washington, D.C. for a post-Thanksgiving Celebration of Planetary Exploration

Casey Dreier • November 26, 2014

See Bill Nye, Europa scientist Kevin Hand, and Mars scientist Michael Meyer speak at a special event on Capitol Hill on December 2nd.

Calling Serious Asteroid Hunters

Bruce Betts • November 24, 2014

I am happy to announce a new call for proposals for The Planetary Society’s Gene Shoemaker Near Earth Object (NEO) grant program. Proposals are due Feb. 2, 2015.

TPS at DPS: A Screening of Desert Moon, Advocacy with Casey Dreier, and a Sagan Lecture

Jason Davis • November 06, 2014

The Planetary Society will be well-represented at next week's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Tucson, Ariz.

The Art of Planetary Science

Dante Lauretta • October 31, 2014

On October 17-19, 2014, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on the University of Arizona campus hosted the second annual Art of Planetary Science exhibition. This exhibition featured works of art inspired by the solar system, alongside works by scientists created from their scientific data.

Watching Siding Spring's encounter with Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • October 17, 2014

The nucleus of comet Siding Spring passes close by Mars on Sunday, October 19, at 18:27 UTC. Here are links to webcasts and websites that should have updates throughout the encounter.

A Glimpse Into NASA's New History Archives

Jason Callahan • September 23, 2014

NASA's immense reference collection got a makeover at its Washington, D.C. location recently. Jason Callahan gives you a glimpse behind the scenes as guests made their way into the new rooms while enjoying good conversation and, of course, Moon Pies.

Submit Predictions to Fly in an Asteroid Time Capsule

Bruce Betts • September 02, 2014

You have four weeks left (until September 30, 2014) to submit names to send to an asteroid, and now you can also separately submit space exploration predictions or images to send in a time capsule to and from that same asteroid. Both sets of information will fly etched on microchips on board the NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

Join me on "Virtually Speaking Science" August 6

Emily Lakdawalla • August 05, 2014

On Wednesday's "Virtually Speaking Science" podcast, The Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla and Space.com contributor Rod Pyle look back at the first two years of the Curiosity Rover’s mission on Mars, and look ahead to the future of Mars exploration. NBC News science editor Alan Boyle is the host for the show, which airs at 5pm Pacific / midnight UTC.

LightSail update: Launch dates

Jason Davis • July 09, 2014

I’m excited to report some big news on The Planetary Society’s LightSail project: actual launch dates on actual launch vehicles!

LightSail is Ready for Launch! Join Us as the Countdown Begins

Jennifer Vaughn • June 27, 2014

We hope you can be with us as we make a major announcement about our solar sail spacecraft, LightSail 1.

NASA selects Planetary Society LIFE Proposal

Bruce Betts • June 19, 2014

NASA has selected a Planetary Society proposal to study accommodation of the Society’s LIFE (Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment) biomodule on NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).

Building Our Community by Being Part of it

Jennifer Vaughn • June 06, 2014

The last six weeks have been especially busy due to an unusually high number of conferences and festivals, so I thought I'd summarize what's been going on and how The Planetary Society has been involved.

Upcoming public appearances: Spacefest and ISDC

Emily Lakdawalla • May 08, 2014

Updates on upcoming appearances in southern California at Spacefest tomorrow, and the International Space Development Conference next week.

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