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
Blogs

Kate Howells

Our Global Volunteers: December 2015 Update

Posted by Kate Howells

17-12-2015 8:03 CST

Topics: Planetary Society People, Planetary Society

As 2015 wraps up, The Planetary Society celebrates yet another year of public outreach. Our fantastic volunteers around the world have worked hard all year to bring space to their communities. Here are a few highlights of the great work done throughout the Global Volunteer Network this year. To join us as a volunteer, go to planetary.org/volunteer.

Pasadena, CA
Pasadena, CA
A young space cadet checks out the view through a telescope at The Planetary Society’s family space festival, part of our 35th anniversary celebrations in Pasadena, CA.
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Outreach coordinator Jack Kiraly (far right) brought Planetary Society members together in Washington, DC for an outing to see The Martian and share their views on space exploration.
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Volunteers in Los Angeles represented The Planetary Society at Northrop Grumman’s Science Café.
London, ON, Canada
London, ON, Canada
London, Ontario volunteers joined other local space organizations to get the public excited about lunar exploration during the 2015 International Observe the Moon Night.
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
LA County volunteers regularly take part in the Griffith Observatory’s star parties, teaching stargazers about space exploration.
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Maracaibo, Venezuela
TPS volunteers do experiments with kids in the Los Robles Astronomy Club in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Who doesn't love stickers?
Who doesn't love stickers?
Kids sure do, and Planetary Society volunteers make the most of the sticker appeal to get kids hooked on space.
Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide, Australia
Volunteer Ron Dickens represented The Planetary Society at the Science Alive! Festival in Adelaide, Australia this year, bringing the story of LightSail to the Australian public.
New York City
New York City
Outreach coordinators Andre Montanez and Kari Ensor did our CEO Bill Nye proud at a fundraiser party in New York City.
Qatar
Qatar
Student volunteers get ready to recruit members for the Planetary Society club at Carnegie Mellon University Qatar.
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
LA volunteers brought outer space to the gymnasium at a local elementary school’s astronomy day.
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Members, volunteers and strangers alike all gathered at the Science Club in Washington, DC for the local outreach group’s kickoff event.
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Outreach coordinator Phil Rossomando chats with a future space explorer after a talk in Philadelphia, PA.
Long Beach, CA
Long Beach, CA
Who knew Luke and Leia were Planetary Society members? Not surprising, when you think about it. And our volunteers made sure they showed it, kitting them out with stickers at the Long Beach Comic Expo.
 
See other posts from December 2015

 

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

Comments:

Olivier de Goursac: 12/18/2015 07:14 CST

...and, please Kate, do not forget the shows built from Paris for the Planetary Society. The last 2 ones were for the landing of Philae on the nucleus of comet 67-P and for the Pluto Fly-By by New Horizons with live interviews from the leading scientists from JHU-APL. See link : http://www.planetary.org/connect/share-your-story/2015/20150718-NH-Pluto-fly-By-and-a-tribute-to-TPS-from-Paris.html

Kate Howells: 12/22/2015 12:51 CST

Hi Olivier! Thanks for sharing your Paris events. If you'd like your events to become a part of the official Planetary Society Global Volunteer Network, the first step is to sign up at planetary.org/volunteer. You can also contact me directly at kate.howells@planetary.org once you've signed up. Thanks!

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.

Donate

Featured Images

Jupiter on May 20, 2016, from Pic du Midi Observatory
Saturn from Pic du Midi Observatory, May 21, 2016
Mars near opposition from Pic du midi Observatory, 2016
BEAM with expansion grid overlay
More Images

Featured Video

The Planetary Post - A Visit To JPL

Watch Now

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join the New Millennium Committee

Let’s invent the future together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

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