Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/06/14 02:21 CDT
I just got the following email from the American Geophysical Union (AGU), requesting anyone whose Congressperson sits on the Appropriations Committee to place a phone call to support the production of Plutonium-238, the isotope of plutonium that powers spacecraft that cannot run on solar power.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/04/15 04:25 CDT
We're going to celebrate Lou Friedman's 30 years of service to the Planetary Society by mercilessly making fun of him at a gala "Roast and Toast" event in downtown Los Angeles on April 30. (We will probably say some very nice things about him too.)
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/02/01 09:44 CST
There's a new Planetary Society contest: "Are We There Yet? -- Measuring Stardust's Cosmic Journey." How far do you think Stardust will have traveled to get to Tempel 1? Guess here and get a chance to win a cool T-shirt!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/20 10:55 CST
Unless you live under a rock you probably know that there is a total lunar eclipse tonight, one that should be particularly favorable for viewing from North America but which will be at least partially visible to viewers in South America, Europe, and easternmost Asia and Australia too.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/10 04:10 CST
I'm going to just one day of the enormous annual American Geophysical Union meeting next week, and I am actually presenting a talk!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/26 10:18 CDT
175th Carnival of Space!? That means the Carnival of Space has been going on for nearly 4 years. Or just about 2 Mars years. Pretty amazing.
Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/10/24 10:41 CDT
Day Two of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, and it started with a game of "dodge the marathoners."
Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/10/22 06:51 CDT
The Planetary Society booth is ready to go for the USA Science & Engineering Festival being held this weekend on the National Mall in Washington DC.
Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/09/30 06:07 CDT
With the astronomical community is buzzing with news of an exoplanet found in a star's habitable zone, The Planetary Society will co-sponsor a special event that will be streamed live on Monday, October 4.