The Planetary Society creates and participates in events to bring the excitement of space exploration to public audiences. From our world-wide Planetfests to lectures in small-town libraries to hanging a solar-sail blade in Rockefeller Center in New York, we are constantly finding new ways involve our members in the excitement of space exploration.
September 21, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Planetary Radio Live: MAVEN Arrives at Mars
A new emissary from Earth is about to reach the Red Planet. Help us celebrate the arrival of MAVEN as the Planetary Society returns to KPCC/Southern California Public Radio’s Crawford Family Forum. You’ll join a lively conversation about Mars exploration and the secrets that may be revealed by this new orbiter.
September 25, 2014 - September 30, 2014, 9:00am UTC-3 (Anapolis, Brazil)
XIX Meeting of the Association of Brazilian Planetariums
The Association of Brazilian Planetariums (ABP) holds an annual meeting aimed at exchanging experience, professional qualification, disclosure and discussion of technical and scientific equipment and improving management of Brazilian planetariums.
October 1, 2014, 7:30pm EDT (Toronto, )
We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program Today and Tomorrow with Bill Nye
Think the Canadarm and Chris Hadfield are the entire Canadian space program? Think again! Join Bill Nye in Toronto on the evening of October 1st to explore Canada’s exciting contributions to the exploration of our solar system and beyond.
October 30, 2014, 7.15pm BST (Bucknell, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presnetation TO SEE THE BEGINNING OF TIME
Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted by the Offa's Dyke Astronomical Society. The presentation traces the history of the Hubble Space telescope and using music, stunning images and video takes the audience through a voyage to the beginning of time.
November 10, 2014, 7.15pm GMT (Bradford, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation BRITANNIA SKY - A BRITISH SPACE ODYSSEY
Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted by Bradford Astronomical Society. This maiden presentation traces the history of Britain in space from the dreamers to the the near future of Skylon.
December 4, 2014, 7.15pm GMT (Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation INTO THE COSMIC OCEAN
A Dramatic Presentation hosted by Nottingham Astronomical Society. It has been a long dream for many people to reach the stars. In a Dramatic and philosophical lecture Andrew will look at this apparent need to travel away from the earth and to explore the cosmos.
December 11, 2014, 8pm GMT (Cannock, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation AT THE GATES OF VALHALLE
A Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted by Cannock Photographic Society. In a stunningly beautiful presentation the Aurora is described from the legends it has created to the science of today.
A Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted by Bristol Astronomical Society. The history of Mars exploration from the days before the telescope to the very latest probes.
September 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m. EDT (Washington, D.C.)
Planetary Society President Jim Bell Testifies Before Congress
On September 10, Planetary Society president Jim Bell will testify before Congress to highlight the challenges facing planetary exploration in the upcoming decade.
August 12, 2014, 8:00 pm (Pasadena, California)
Near-Earth Asteroids: Stepping Stones to an Interplanetary Civilization
Join Dr. Stanley Love (NASA Astronaut and Asteroid Scientist), the Keck Institute for Space Studies and The Planetary Society for a free public lecture on near-earth asteroids. Exciting new mission opportunities, including the Asteroid Redirect Mission currently under study at JPL, will pave the way for human and robotic exploration, manipulation, and utilization of these fascinating objects.
August 8, 2014, 7.15pm BST (Coventry, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation MERCURY - A RELATIVE PLANET
Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted at Coventry & Warwicks Astronomical Society. The presentation covers the history of the exploration of the Planet Mercury
Wrexham Science Festival Event Andrew Lound presents a history of Mars exploration featuring music, SFX, VFX, stunning images and a variety of props.
Can't make it to DC? Ask your Europa questions to our panel of Bill Nye, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, and JPL Europa Scientist Robert Pappalardo on Reddit.
Europa is a moon of Jupiter that may have three crucial ingredients for life: liquid water, energy, and nutrients. What, if anything, can be found in the great oceans of Europa? Could NASA look for life? How could we explore affordably? Join Bill Nye The Science Guy, eminent NASA scientists, and prominent legislators for an engaging discussion about the scientific lure of Europa.
After years of careful development supported by members like you, we’re ready to celebrate. We hope you can be with us as we make a major announcement about our solar sail spacecraft, LightSail-1. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will welcome special guests, including LightSail Program Manager Doug Stetson.
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