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Connecting with Carl Sagan at the Library of Congress

Mark Hilverda • December 20, 2016

Whether you explore The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive online or at the Library of Congress during a visit to Washington, D.C., you’ll learn something new and have a deeper understanding of Carl Sagan.

NatGeo's new MARS miniseries premieres tonight

Casey Dreier • November 14, 2016

The new six-part miniseries, MARS, premieres tonight on the National Geographic channel. Perhaps it can help influence the incoming administration to continue NASA's Journey to Mars.

Half the Park is After Dark: Stargazers Celebrate U.S. National Parks Centennial

CaLisa Lee • August 08, 2016

On August 25th, 2016, the U.S. National Park Service is celebrating its Centennial. That’s 100 years of protecting the lands and the night skies so that people from around the world and all walks of life can come and see the stars!

#MarsWalk: 100 km

Merc Boyan • January 06, 2016

Merc Boyan gives us an update on his goal of walking the distance from Viking 2 to Curiosity: 2880 kilometers.

Our Global Volunteers: December 2015 Update

Kate Howells • December 17, 2015

As 2015 wraps up, The Planetary Society celebrates yet another year of public outreach.

#MarsWalk

Merc Boyan • December 01, 2015

The Planetary Society's Creative Director, Merc Boyan, sets out on a journey to help promote space exploration.

The Planetary Society Visits Camp Imgur

Merc Boyan • August 12, 2015

Last weekend Imgur hosted a weekend camp for their members and invited Merc Boyan to come out and talk about space and The Society!

Our Global Volunteers: July 2015 Update

Kate Howells • July 31, 2015

The Planetary Society's volunteers around the world have been busy these past few months, with all the excitement surrounding Asteroid Day, the LightSail test mission, the New Horizons and Dawn missions, and other space milestones!

Lonny Baker: An Appreciation

Tom Kemp • June 01, 2015

Global Volunteer Coordinator Tom Kemp pays a heartfelt tribute to The Planetary Society's first Global Volunteer Leader, Lonny Baker.

Bill Nye’s Earth Day Visit with the President of the United States

Erin Greeson • April 27, 2015

Last week, our CEO Bill Nye joined The President of the United States for an Earth Day visit to The Everglades, one of the country's renowned National Parks and a vital global ecosystem. The Washington Post covered the news, and we at The Planetary Society shared in the excitement.

Our Global Volunteers: February 2015 Update

Kate Howells • February 19, 2015

The Planetary Society has amazing volunteers doing outreach work around the globe. Check out what they've been up to recently!

Getting to know the Planetary Society staff

Jennifer Vaughn • January 09, 2015

Working for The Planetary Society is an extraordinary job—we deal with extraordinary subject matter, we have an extraordinary mission, we work with extraordinary people, and we work for our extraordinary members and supporters. Jennifer Vaughn introduces some of the new staff here.

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.

Random Space Fact Videos

Bruce Betts • December 19, 2014

Enjoy Random Space Fact Videos this holiday season. Each is designed in to give you at least one space fact and one laugh in about one minute. Here are the videos and the background on the concept.

Infinite Visions, One Planetary Society

• December 17, 2014

Three weeks ago, we launched a social media campaign hoping to engage the public in space exploration. What we achieved was more than we expected—our Infinite Visions campaign reached more than 2.5 million people in 47 countries.

Our Global Volunteers: December 2014 Update

Kate Howells • December 12, 2014

The Planetary Society’s Global Volunteer Network has been busy these past few months!

Onward! The Planetary Society's Strategic Plan through 2017

Jennifer Vaughn • December 06, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, The Planetary Society steps into our 35th anniversary year with a new strategic plan.

Quick update about our website

• November 21, 2014

The last two weeks have been extraordinary for The Planetary Society. As amazing as this increased traffic is, it has brought to light some issues with our website including latency and missing content that we are still working on fixing.

How Richard Nixon Changed NASA

Jason Callahan • October 04, 2014

The end of the Moon race raised the question: what, if anything, was next for NASA? The decisions made by President Nixon in the aftermath of Apollo still impact the space program today.

Planetary Society President Testifies Before Congress

Casey Dreier • September 29, 2014

Society President Dr. Jim Bell provided expert testimony at a September hearing on the state (and fate) of planetary science.

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