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Where I will be watching Curiosity's landing

Emily Lakdawalla • August 05, 2012

People have been asking how to tune in to the landing. Here's some information on how (and from where) I'll be watching tonight's events.

Press briefing schedule for Curiosity (assuming a nominal landing)

Emily Lakdawalla • July 30, 2012

JPL has published a schedule for press briefings in the first week of Curiosity's mission on Mars.

Celebrate Curiosity with a “Party on Mars!” Saturday night!

Emily Lakdawalla • July 30, 2012

Join me and Bill Nye to blow off some steam on Saturday night as we anticipate Curiosity’s landing! In the spirit of such nerdtacular gatherings as W00tstock and LeetUp, we’re having a big party at the Paseo Colorado here in Pasadena to celebrate Curiosity!

Celebrate Curiosity at Planetfest 2012

Bill Nye • June 28, 2012

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

Watch the recording of my Google+ Science Hour with guest Dan Durda

Emily Lakdawalla • June 07, 2012

On June 6 I hosted the Cosmoquest Weekly Science Hour. My guest was Dan Durda of the Southwest Research Institute. We talked asteroids, impact mitigation, searches for Vulcanoids, and suborbital experiments, and then he took us through how he creates his digital space art.

Speak out for Planetary Exploration

David Paige • June 04, 2012

On June 9, UCLA faculty and students will join institutions across the country in voicing their support for continued funding of NASA's planetary science program through the National Planetary Science Bake Sale and Car Wash. If you aren’t able to make it to an event, be sure to make your voice heard by contacting your local representatives.

Congratulations to SpaceX

Bill Nye • May 24, 2012

On May 22, the Space-X Falcon rocket with its cargo capsule on top launched from Cape Canaveral and reached orbit ready to dock with the International Space Station. So far everything is going perfectly. It’s a huge step. Congratulations to Space-X, Elon Musk and his team.

Space Hangout with Britney Schmidt

Emily Lakdawalla • May 09, 2012

Watch a conversation I had with planetary astronomer Britney Schmidt about Europa and the current state of outer planets exploration! Also, bonus video of an earlier hangout with Robbie Herrick.

Some redesign notes & big thanks for your patience

Emily Lakdawalla • May 01, 2012

An update primarily to reassure readers that yes, we will have A. J. S. Rayl's MER updates back; the May 1 one will be a bit delayed but is coming soon.

Test Your Planetary Knowledge and Learn More

Bruce Betts • April 16, 2012

If you want to test your planetary knowledge, or just have a masochistic love of tests, I’ve posted the midterm I’ve given to my students in my online Introductory Astronomy and Planetary Science class at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Ready for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference?

Emily Lakdawalla • March 19, 2012

A post the night before the 2012 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Make an Impact with Yuri's Night 2012!

Ray Sanders • March 12, 2012

Yuri's Night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach.

You Can Hear Neil Tyson Testify

Charlene Anderson • March 06, 2012

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist extraordinaire and Planetary Society Board Member, will be testifying to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation tomorrow, March 7.

LeetUp Reconnaissance Report

Emily Lakdawalla • March 06, 2012

A recap of the "carnival of nerdly delights" that is LeetUp.

Mars Above, Mars Below

Tyler Nordgren • March 02, 2012

With Mars at opposition once again, astronomers around the world will soon be looking up for our best telescopic views of the Red Planet. But next weekend, I and a group of scientists will be turning our gaze downward for views of that alien planet.

SpaceUp unconference in San Diego on Saturday

Emily Lakdawalla • February 02, 2012

This weekend is SpaceUp unconference in San Diego, and I'll be attending on Saturday. You can still register if you want to attend, but if you can't, some part of the unconference will be webcast on Spacevidcast.

Bruce Betts' Free Online Intro To Astronomy Course

Mat Kaplan • January 31, 2012

Bruce Betts will be returning to the virtual classroom at California State University, Dominguez Hills for an Intro To Astronomy course. The first lecture will be Wednesday, February 8, from 3:00 to 4:30pm Pacific Time.

Off to France! DPS-EPSC 2011 (a big planetary meeting)

Emily Lakdawalla • September 30, 2011

I'm leaving shortly for Nantes, France to attend the 2011 joint meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society and the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC). You may be saying, wait, why is the American Astronomical Society having a meeting in France?

Readers: Help me identify "greatest hit" blog entries?

Emily Lakdawalla • September 26, 2011

If you are reading this and happen to recall an entry that struck you as particularly educational or having a particularly beautiful picture or whatever, I'd very much appreciate it if you could note that in the comments (or by email or Twitter, if you prefer).

Students Design Human Asteroid Mission in Caltech Space Challenge

Louis D. Friedman • September 19, 2011

I spent much of the past week attending the Caltech Space Challenge, a student-organized international competition to design a human mission to a Near-Earth asteroid. It was a great week, and one of the most positive, upbeat and hopeful programs I have participated in concerning the future of space exploration.

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