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

Emily Lakdawalla • May 17, 2013 • 4

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 • 9

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 • 3

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 • 1

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 • 32

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 • 16

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 • 1

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 • 3

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 • 7

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

Vermin of the Sky

Louis D. Friedman • February 19, 2013 • 3

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

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