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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.

Upcoming Events

June 24, 2019 - May 29, 2019 (Zürich, Switzerland)
Starmus V

Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye will speak at this year's Starmus V festival—a global festival of science communication and art that brings together the most brilliant minds on the planet.

 

Past Events

May 8, 2019 - May 9, 2019 (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States)
Bill Nye and Planetary Radio Live at Science Museum Oklahoma

May 8-9, 2019, Science Museum Oklahoma will host two days of events with Bill Nye and The Planetary Society including a recording of Planetary Radio Live, fun family activities, and a VIP evening experience with Bill Nye to benefit the museum’s recently launched planetarium campaign.

May 1, 2019, 6:00 p.m. (College Park, Maryland United States)
Bill Nye and Friends vs. the Asteroids

Join us on May 1 for a discussion about the threat of asteroid impact and what we can do about it. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye will be joined by NASA chief scientist Jim Green and asteroid scientists from the International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference. Then, Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will host a Planetary Radio Live discussion with asteroid experts!

April 27, 2019, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Pasadena, California United States)
Book signing: Astronomy for Kids with Dr. Bruce Betts

Join The Planetary Society at the Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm for an afternoon of learning and observation. Planetary Radio podcast host Mat Kaplan will join Dr. Bruce Betts in presenting fun and interesting content from his new book, Astronomy for Kids.

March 3, 2019 - March 4, 2019 (Washington, D.C.)
Planetary Society Congressional Visits Day

March 3rd - 4th, 2019: be the ultimate space advocate. Join fellow members of The Planetary Society as we descend on Capitol Hill to speak for space science and exploration. Bring your passion for space exploration. We'll train you, schedule your meetings on Capitol Hill, and make you an effective advocate. It's fun. It's effective. It makes a difference.

November 26, 2018, 11:00 AM (Pasadena, California United States)
Planetary Radio Live: Mars InSight Landing - Viewing Party and Discussion

Join us at Caltech for a Planetary Radio Live discussion as Insight lands on the Red Planet. We will watch NASA's live coverage of the landing from the InSight Team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

November 17, 2018, 10:30am EST (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Lecture on the Cassini-Huygens Probe: What We Learned

NASA/JPL Ambassador John Conrad will give us his presentation on the Cassini-Huygens mission to the Saturn system. We'll learn what scientists have gleaned from the data about this beautiful gas giant and its moons.

October 27, 2018 (Villanova, Pennsylvania United States)
Martian Greenhouse Talk + Tour at Villanova University

Dr. Ed Guinan of Villanova is inviting tps members to tour his simulated martian greenhouse followed by a talk about his astrobiology research.

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