Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty

Bill Nye Given the World(s)

Posted by Susan Lendroth

07-09-2010 7:01 CDT

Topics: Planetary Society People, Planetary Society, Bill Nye

Lou Friedman handed off the keys to the Planetary Society -- and a few worlds as well -- to new Executive Director Bill Nye, all captured in a tongue-in cheek video.

Bill also presented Lou, a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees fan, with a special retirement gift from himself, the staff and the board -- two original seats from Yankee Stadium. After trying them out with his wife Connie, Lou later quipped, "Hmmm -- maybe I will REALLY retire!" While Lou is stepping down as executive director, he plans to stay actively involved with the Planetary Society, overseeing the LightSail project and working with other programs.

Changing of the Guard

The Planetary Society

Changing of the Guard
Outgoing Executive Director Louis Friedman greets incoming Executive Director Bill Nye.
Enjoying the Moment

The Planetary Society

Enjoying the Moment
Louis Friedman enjoying his gift -- seats from Yankee Stadium.
See other posts from September 2010


Or read more blog entries about: Planetary Society People, Planetary Society, Bill Nye


Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

Essential Advocacy

Our Advocacy Program provides each Society member a voice in the process.

Funding is critical. The more we have, the more effective we can be, translating into more missions, more science, and more exploration.


Featured Images

Schiaparelli crash site from HiRISE, October 25, 2016
Color map of Pluto
Comparison of Schiaparelli and Opportunity landing locations
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera image of Curiosity landing site
More Images

Featured Video

The Planetary Post - Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Watch Now

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!