Join Donate

Blog Archive

 

How I Gave My Preschool Class Mars Fever

Emily Cotman • October 18, 2013

It all started when we read a book called, There's Nothing to Do on Mars, by Chris Gall. And then something wonderful happened.

Planetary evangelism

Emily Lakdawalla • October 06, 2013

It's so exciting when the small talk that lubricates social interactions with strangers turns into an excited discussion of space and science.

I cannot volunteer my time to work on NASA business during the furlough

Les Johnson • October 03, 2013

Today I received my furlough notice from NASA. Since my job isn’t considered “excepted,” in other words, since no one will be injured or die if I don’t report for work, then I am to remain at home until recalled to work after the Congress passes and the President signs some sort of budget or continuing resolution to keep the government running.

Women scientists: Tell Your Story and Inspire Others in Astronomy

Hadiza Mohammed • October 01, 2013

Women Rock Science is working with the Knowledge Observatory to create an interactive display of women in astronomy from all over the world for an upcoming science festival.

Our Debt to NASA - Fighting the Pernicious Myth of NASA as Unnecessary

Casey Dreier • September 10, 2013

A recent article in the NY Times Sunday Magazine highlights how the pernicious myth of NASA as wasteful spending perpetuates through our culture.

I Remember Bruce Murray

Mat Kaplan • September 03, 2013

This week's Planetary Radio is a tribute to the Planetary Society's co-founder, Chairman and President. Mat provides a more personal tribute in this blog post.

Is the study of astrophysics self-indulgent?

Emily Lakdawalla • July 23, 2013

Is the study of astrophysics self-indulgent? I was caught aback by that assertion, made by a recent graduate in the latest issue of the Brown University alumni magazine.

Ten years since Spirit's launch

Emily Lakdawalla • June 10, 2013

Ten years ago, Spirit launched on a Delta II rocket toward Mars, and I was there to see it.

Planetary Science Echoes Through the Halls of Congress

Casey Dreier • May 21, 2013

The Planetary Society just returned from a big trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for continued planetary exploration. Here's what happened.

Speaking engagements next week: Spacefest V and Society for Astronomical Sciences symposium

Emily Lakdawalla • May 17, 2013

Next week I'm traveling to speak at two events. Registration is still open for both, so I hope some of you can come. I also have some commentary on women being invited to speak at public events.

Connecting scientist mentors with students who have the desire to learn

Caleph Wilson • May 16, 2013

Caleph Wilson provides examples and guidance to scientists wishing to mentor students in science, technology, engineering, and math outreach programs.

Brief update with good news on Kiera Wilmot

Emily Lakdawalla • May 16, 2013

Two weeks ago I wrote about Kiera Wilmot, a teen girl who was expelled from her school and charged with two felonies for unsupervised messing around with a chemical reaction on school grounds. Yesterday the Orlando Sentinel reported that no charges are being filed against her, which removes the greatest threat to her future.

Planetary Society Hangout: A Day in the Life of the Opportunity Rover with Emily Dean

Casey Dreier • May 09, 2013

Thursday, May 9th, at noon PDT/3pm EDT/1900h UTC, we are joined by Emily Dean, who works on the camera team for the Opportunity rover on Mars.

Thoughts on Kiera Wilmot: Mentor curiosity to create future scientists

Emily Lakdawalla • May 03, 2013

Please bear with me -- this blog entry has nothing to do with planets but a lot to do with society. For the last two days, my Twitter feed has been roiling with outrage about the story of Kiera Wilmot.

Curiosity on Mars - Design, Planning, and the First Mars Year of Operations

Emily Lakdawalla • April 26, 2013

Last month, I formally entered a new phase of my career: I signed my first book contract. I'll be writing a book about the Curiosity mission through its prime mission, for Springer-Praxis.

An Amazing Evening for Planetary Defense

Mat Kaplan • April 23, 2013

Bill Nye, Bruce Betts, Mat Kaplan, Meteorite Man Geoffrey Notkin and stars of planetary science at the Planetary Defense Conference public event in Flagstaff.

Send Us Your Sequestration Stories

Casey Dreier • March 15, 2013

Are you a scientist or student that has felt an impact from sequestration? Tell us your story.

A post about International Women's Day

Emily Lakdawalla • March 08, 2013

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day, about which I have conflicting feelings.

Vermin of the Sky

Louis D. Friedman • February 19, 2013

Executive Director Emeritus Louis Friedman writes about Asteroid programs of The Planetary Society.

Observing 2012 DA14

Edward Gomez • February 18, 2013

Mostly the Universe stays unchanged for hundreds, thousands or even millions of years. There are some cases however when some things change really rapidly. Recently I observed one of these rapidly changing, transient phenomena, as asteroid called 2012 DA14. I work for Las Cumbres Observatory and we have been trying to observe this asteroid since 5 February.

Items 61 - 80 of 181  Previous12345678910Next
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Europa
The Planetary Fund

Help advance robotic and human space exploration, defend our planet, and search for life.

Donate

You are here: