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Infinite Visions, One Planetary Society

 



Dan Geraci


This week's question from Planetary Society Chairman Dan Geraci:

What do you value most about being part of The Planetary Society?

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Like-minded people

by Dan Geraci

I'm a child of the space program—born in 1957, a few months ahead of the Sputnik launch. The Apollo program and my dream of becoming an astronaut defined my childhood.

In 1990, I stumbled across an ad for The Planetary Society and decided to join. The Planetary Report magazine gave me an insider’s view of space from an incredible group of experts I had admired over the years, including Carl Sagan.

Today there is much more that I value about my Planetary Society Membership. It gives me a vital connection to something I have loved for so long.

Instead of pursuing my passion as an individual, Membership connects me to a global community of like-minded people.

I appreciate how the Society informs and educates in a straightforward way, with the right mix of technical depth for the true scientist, yet in a way the amateur enthusiast can fathom.

I admire the people committed to our cause: a Board of highly credentialed space experts, a dedicated staff and thousands of members worldwide who share the same passion.

I take pride in our impact, through projects that advance space science and through advocacy that affects the future of space exploration.

Twenty-three years ago, I became a Member of The Planetary Society out of love for all things space and a desire to have an inside track in the community. Today I remain a Member, and serve proudly as your Board Chairman, for those same reasons.


Here's how Planetary Society Members answered...

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What do you value most about being part of The Planetary Society?


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The search of knowledge (i.e. TRUTH)

by Richard (Rick) Stotelmeyer

December 10, 2013 | 0 comments

Carl Sagan is one of my heroes and I do not have many. I found his COSMOS series inspirational, entertaining and educational. I have been a member of The Planetary Society for decades and continue to support what this excellent organization stands for! SETI@home is not only the COOLEST screen saver I have experienced but BOINC was created and now provides a HUGE AMOUNT of computing resources for a variety ... more »

What I value most about the Planetary Society

by Karl Gerds

December 10, 2013 | 0 comments

I value most of all The Planetary Report in the way the publication enthusiastically presents so many aspects of planetary science and space exploration in a way that even non-scientists like me can understand/make sense of it. I suppose also the Society encourages me by letting me know of the large numbers of really committed, brilliant and enthusiastic people share my belief that as a race, we MUST explore space ... more »

Like-minded people

by Dan Geraci

December 10, 2013 | 0 comments

I'm a child of the space program—born in 1957, a few months ahead of the Sputnik launch. The Apollo program and my dream of becoming an astronaut defined my childhood.

In 1990, I stumbled across an ad for The Planetary Society and decided to join. The Planetary Report magazine gave me an insider’s view of space from an incredible group of experts I had admired over the years, including Carl Sagan.

Today ... more »

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