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Planetfest 2012 Was a Huge Success

Casey Dreier • August 08, 2012

Planetfest 2012 ended in the best possible way: the Curiosity rover touched down safely on the surface of Mars. In our ballroom, almost two thousand people leapt to their feet and provided thunderous applause to accompany the joyous celebration at mission control.

Celestron Video From USA Science & Engineering Festival

Mat Kaplan • June 06, 2012 • 1

Telescope maker Celestron joined the Planetary Society at April's big festival in Washington. Their new video about the experience features our Emily Lakdawalla.

Today's 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast Offers a Free, Online Astronomy Class!

Mat Kaplan • January 26, 2012

The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast begins this year's effort with an interview with Bruce Betts, who will be starting an online astronomy course. A transcription of the interview is included in this post, as well as a link to the podcast.

Watch today's Google+ Space Hangout

Emily Lakdawalla • January 12, 2012

Fraser Cain at Universe Today has organized a weekly Space Hangout that happens at 1800 UTC on Thursdays. This week's conversation focuses on news on exoplanets and dark matter coming out of the American Astronomical Society meeting happening this week in Austin, as well as a Dawn update.

365 Days of Astronomy Celebrates Sagan's Birthday

Mat Kaplan • November 10, 2011

The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast celebrated Carl Sagan's birthday yesterday by reposting my conversation with Ann Druyan, Sagan's Co-creator and life-partner. Links inside.

Awards for Planetary Society figures at the 2011 Division of Planetary Sciences / European Planetary Science Congress meeting

Ted Stryk • October 04, 2011

I arrived in Nantes just in time to see two major figures in the Planetary Society win big awards.

A visit with Curiosity

Emily Lakdawalla • July 11, 2011

I had an amazing opportunity back in April: an invitation to go inside the fabled Spacecraft Assembly Facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to see the next Mars rover up close.

This year's Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award recipient!

Emily Lakdawalla • May 19, 2011

I was driving home from the Mars Science Laboratory site selection workshop yesterday when I got a thrilling call informing me that I've been awarded the 2011 Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award.

We Roasted and We Toasted...

Bill Nye • May 05, 2011

Last Saturday, April 30, 2011, the Planetary Society roasted and toasted Lou Friedman -- our cofounder and retiring Executive Director.

Please join us to send off Lou Friedman in style!

Emily Lakdawalla • April 15, 2011

We're going to celebrate Lou Friedman's 30 years of service to the Planetary Society by mercilessly making fun of him at a gala "Roast and Toast" event in downtown Los Angeles on April 30. (We will probably say some very nice things about him too.)

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