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Join Our Sagan Celebration

Mat Kaplan • November 09, 2012

The Planetary Society has invited a few friends of Carl Sagan's to a celebration of his birth and his legacy. Watch the live webcast featuring physicist Kip Thorne, Contact Executive Producer Lynda Obst and much more!

Cosmoquest Science Hour, Wednesday: Take a taste of Mars with Pamela Conrad, Curiosity SAM Instrument Deputy PI

Emily Lakdawalla • November 07, 2012

This week's Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour Google+ Hangout at 1600 PDT / 2300 UTC on Wednesday will feature Pamela Conrad, the deputy principal investigator for Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument. Tune in to learn more about how this experiment will change our view of Mars, and to ask your questions!

Volunteer Open House 2012

Casey Dreier • November 01, 2012

A great crowd came by our headquarters to learn more about volunteering in the service of planetary exploration.

Oct. 24 Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour: Special DPS update

Emily Lakdawalla • October 23, 2012

Join me and Fraser Cain for a brief update on Curiosity and other exciting science presented at last week's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting, and get your pressing space questions answered! The Google+ Hangout is on Wednesday, October 24, at 16:00 PDT / 23:00 UTC. Note: this one will end about 15 minutes early.

Bringing you the latest science from the 2012 Division of Planetary Sciences meeting

Emily Lakdawalla • October 14, 2012

I've just arrived in Reno, Nevada for the annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Here's an introduction and a few useful links; stay tuned the rest of the week for new science from all over the solar system and beyond.

Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour, Wednesday: What's up with Curiosity on Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • October 09, 2012

It's becoming a biweekly thing -- join me, Fraser Cain, and now Casey Dreier for an update on Curiosity and a chance for you to get your Curiosity questions answered! The Google+ Hangout is on Wednesday, October 10, at 16:00 PDT / 23:00 UTC.

Your Place In Space: On the Road at Homestead National Monument

Andrea Carroll • September 28, 2012

Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye took the stage at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska to talk about sustainability and "your place in space".

Celebrate Planetary Radio's 10th Birthday!

Mat Kaplan • September 28, 2012

Planetary Radio went on the air ten years ago. It's almost time to celebrate this anniversary with a special episode for the week of November 12, 2012. Learn more, including how you can join the party.

Cosmoquest Science Hour, Wednesday: A virtual field trip to the hills on Curiosity's horizon

Emily Lakdawalla • September 25, 2012

I'm hosting this week's Cosmoquest Science Hour, and plan to take viewers on a virtual tour of those mountains on Curiosity's horizon, and show you where Curiosity is likely to go. Join me and Fraser Cain here at 1600 PDT / 2300 UTC Wednesday.

Follow the Water (to our leaking pipe)

Jennifer Vaughn • September 24, 2012

It's been an eventful week: Curiosity drove to its first science target, Endeavour arrived in Los Angeles, and a leaking pipe shut down Planetary Society headquarters. We continue to work but not from within our headquarters. We expect to be back on Thursday morning, putting our workspaces back together and catching up on any work that got quarantined. Until then, you can find us online.

Video: Endeavour's final liftoff

Emily Lakdawalla • September 21, 2012

I was at Edwards Air Force Base this morning for Endeavour's last takeoff, and shot video as it roared past me. Follow the link for 3D video.

Endeavour's final mission has begun

Emily Lakdawalla • September 19, 2012

Piggybacked on the shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905, Endeavour has departed Florida for the last time. Her journey will take her to Los Angeles, where she'll begin a new and different kind of mission at the California Science Center.

Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour replay: What's up with Curiosity on Mars, with guest: me! (yes, again)

Emily Lakdawalla • September 12, 2012

Fraser Cain and I had a wide-ranging conversation about Curiosity's recent activities on Mars during the Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour.

Thursday: Watch Bill Nye Host YouTube SpaceLab Webcast

Mat Kaplan • September 11, 2012

The Planetary Society CEO goes to London to MC a live conversation with ISS astronaut Sunita Williams and the kids who've had their experiments conducted in orbit.

The Planetary Society Celebrates 35 Years of Voyager

Casey Dreier • September 07, 2012

The Planetary Society welcomed Dr. Ed Stone, Voyager Project Scientist for the past forty (yes, forty) years to the stage for an intimate evening discussing the past, present, and future events for the enduring Voyager spacecraft.

NITARP seeks educators for NASA astronomy research

Luisa Rebull • August 27, 2012

NITARP seeks educators interested in teaming up with NASA astronomers to perform genuine astronomical research.

Lockheed Martin Launches Innovate the Future Challenge

Karl Sanchack • August 23, 2012

The aerospace giant wants your great ideas that may help create a better future. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling up to $50,000, but you must submit your concept by September 30! Here are more details from the company's Acting Director of Innovation.

Curiosity's landing site named for Ray Bradbury

Jim Bell • August 22, 2012

Ray Bradbury explored Mars, and the future of humanity, through words and ideas--vehicles of the imagination. He was a visionary author and, through his writings and lectures, was a direct or indirect mentor to so many of us involved with designing, building, and operating the actual space vehicles of today. I think it is so fitting, then, that the MSL team has memorialized Ray's contributions to the exploration of the planets -- and especially Mars -- by naming Curiosity's landing site in his honor.

Something New! Uwingu

Alan Stern • August 21, 2012

A start-up company creating products that will fund space exploration, research, and education.

Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour, Wednesday: What's up with Curiosity on Mars, with guest: me!

Emily Lakdawalla • August 15, 2012

I'm hosting this week's Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour, and rather than having a special guest I'll be speaking myself about what's going on with Curiosity, and will leave lots of time to answer people's questions. Join me at 1600 PDT / 2300 UTC at cosmoquest.org/hangouts.

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