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. With each advancement in exploration comes an opportunity to share the excitement with the public, and inspire new interest in space.
The Planetary Society's volunteers and outreach coordinators work hard to share their enthusiasm, optimism and commitment to space exploration with the people in their communities. Here are a few snapshots of our stellar volunteers at work.
Outreach coordinator Chris Streeter set up a telescope and materials to teach people about space at the 65th Annual Los Angeles Science Fair.
Planetary Society volunteers got some help from a Storm Trooper at the annual Star Wars Day in California’s Inland Empire.
Women on the Move Network
Outreach coordinator Cori Charles talked to young girls about astronomy and exploration as part of the Women on the Move Network mentorship program.
I C Ceres
Planetary Society volunteers participated in the California Institute of Technology’s “I C Ceres” event, celebrating the arrival of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft at the dwarf planet Ceres.
A Planetary Society volunteer at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, ready to share the passion, beauty and joy of astronomy.
Outreach coordinator Jose Costa gives a presentation on the LightSail mission at a university in Natal, Brazil.
Outreach coordinator Miguel Goncalvez teaches youngsters in Portugal about the Earth, Moon, stars, planets and galaxies.
Schoolchildren in Venezuela get excited about astronomy during the Asteroid Day event organized by outreach coordinator Patrick Morton.
Outreach coordinator Philip Rossomando (right) with a display table at the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum in Warminster, Pennsylvania where he gave a presentation on interstellar space travel.
Planetary Society volunteers at the Science Rendezvous festival in Toronto made planets with local kids.
A volunteer at an Asteroid Day event in Leuven, Belgium showed a classic video of Carl Sagan on the Johnny Carson show, talking about solar sailing.
Outreach coordinator Kenneth Lui represented The Planetary Society at Vancouver’s H.R. MacMillan Space Centre during its Asteroid Day event.