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2013 Events

All 2013 Events

December 5, 2013, 5pm - 8pm MST (Jackson, Wyoming)
Gallery Opening: “Celestial Expressionism” by Ed Belbruno

Artist, scientist, and Planetary Society member Ed Belbruno, who recently participated in the TEDx Disrupt event, is returning to Jackson Hole for an art show at Intencions Gallery.

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November 18, 2013, 9:30AM Pacific Time (Pasadena, California)
Planetary Radio Live Celebrates the Launch of MAVEN for Mars

Join us in Pasadena or online as Planetary Radio provides live coverage of this exciting mission to the red planet.

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November 17, 2013, 12:00 noon MST (Tucson, Arizona)
Emily Lakdawalla Keynote Speech at Arizona Science and Technology Expo

Emily will present her popular "Golden Age of Planetary Exploration" speech on the wondrous work of robotic explorers across the solar system.

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November 16, 2013, 1:45 p.m. MST (Tucson, Arizona)
Emily Lakdawalla on Arizona Science and Technology Expo Science Panel

Panel discussion featuring Emily Lakdawalla, Phil Plait, Geoff Notkin, Amy Shira Teitel, Lauren Worley, Michael Belfiore, Carin Bondar, and Stephen Ramsden.

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November 15, 2013, 9:00am - 10:30am EST (Washington, District of Columbia)
Space Exploration – how and why?

A panel of leading experts will meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss the future of space exploration at this critical time for the U.S. and the world. Moderated by Planetary Society President Jim Bell.

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November 6, 2013, 4pm - 9pm PST (Oxnard, California)
Carl Sagan Day at Oxnard College

The Planetary Society's Casey Dreier is a featured guest at Oxnard College's Carl Sagan Day event. Join us for additional guests, free drinks and snacks, and a screening of the movie, Contact.

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October 4, 2013, 7:00am PDT / 14:00 GMT
Google+ Hangout with ESA and 10 Years of Mars Express

This live event will feature highlights of ESA’s 10 years of exploring Mars, recent scientific results, and plans for the closest-ever flyby of Phobos later this year. The event will feature ESA’s Olivier Witasse, Project Scientist for Mars Express, and Michel Denis, Spacecraft Operations Manager, together with Emily Lakdawalla, of the Planetary Society.

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September 28, 2013, 7pm (Toronto, Canada)
Planetary Society President Jim Bell at the Toronto Science Festival: Using Rovers to Search for Evidence of Life on the Red Planet

In the past decade, NASA has successfully landed three rovers on Mars–Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity–in some of the most ambitious missions of robotic exploration ever attempted. Jim Bell of ASU and the President of The Planetary Society, is one of the leading scientist in charge of the colour camera systems on these rovers. In this presentation, Bell will share his favorite images and stories from “inside” mission operations, describe the major scientific findings made by the trio of Mars explorers, and discuss plans for future exploration of the Red Planet. SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SOCIETY MEMBERS.

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September 14, 2013, 7:30pm - 8:30pm (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Emily Lakdawalla at ScopeOut

Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla will present the keynote address at the Cincinnati Observatory's Telescope Festival. She'll share tales and images from current robotic missions across the solar system.

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September 12, 2013, 20.00 - 21.30 BST (London, United Kingdom)
[Sold Out] A Night on Mars at the National Maritime Museum

Join us at the Visions of the Universe exhibition for an intimate, after-hours discussion on the past, present and future of Mars exploration featuring Mars scientists on NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity missions. Special discount available for Society members.

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September 6, 2013, 7:30pm - 9pm PDT
Planetary Radio LIVE: Watch Lunar Orbiter’s Launch to the Moon

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY. READ HOW TO WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST Join us for the launch of NASA's newest lunar explorer. We'll watch the countdown as the LADEE orbiter - that's the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer - begins its journey to the Moon.

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August 21, 2013, 7:30pm (Iowa City, Iowa)
Science Café: Mars Through the Eyes of NASA's Rovers

Join Dr. Melissa Rice (Caltech) as she highlights her favorite images from NASA’s robotic missions to the Martian surface, answers your questions about Mars, and shares the latest discoveries about the Red Planet.

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August 13, 2013, 5pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Volunteer Monthly Meeting

Join us for our regular monthly meeting at the Planetary Society Headquarters in Pasadena, where we will be planning out our volunteer schedule for the month. looking at pictures from previous month events. and discussing our new upcoming JPL field trip in October. Meet Jade Kim whom for her 21st birthday volunteered her time and traveled to Ghana for a month to teach astronomy and science to orphans, she will do a presentation and share her experience with us.

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August 5, 2013, 4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT
Google+ Hangout: Celebrate Curiosity's First Year on Mars with Deputy Scientist Ashwin Vasavada

Join us online with the Deputy Project Scientist of the Curiosity Mars rover, Ashwin Vasavada. We'll talk about what discoveries Curiosity has made in its first year in operations, what's ahead, and revisit those seven terrifying minutes of landing.

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July 16, 2013, 7:30pm - 9pm PDT (Seattle, Washington)
Science Café – Through the Eyes of NASA's Mars Rovers

NASA currently operates two robots actively exploring the surface of Mars, Opportunity and Curiosity. At this Queen Anne Science Café co-hosted with the Pacific Science Center, join Caltech’s Melissa Rice, Ph.D., for a tour of Mars as seen through the "eyes" of these rovers. What are the latest news and discoveries from these missions? What’s next, both for these rovers and for Mars exploration in general?

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July 9, 2013, 5pm - 8pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Southern California Volunteer Group Meeting

You are welcome to drop by the SoCal volunteer group monthly meeting. We will be talking about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. We'll also get an update on Planetary Society activity and the monthly sky report. We may also have some volunteer work to assist the Society staff. And if the weather is clear we can take out some telescopes to see what's up that night or we might run a Sci-fi movie on the big screen and enjoy a bite to eat.

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June 17, 2013, 7:00pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
[Sold out] Singer/Songwriter Peter Mayer Joins Bill Nye For a Cosmic Concert

Join us at the intersection of science, nature and music for a very special Planetary Radio Live with the great Peter Mayer. Bill Nye will join host Mat Kaplan for a conversation with Pete. Tickets are free, but reservations are required.

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June 15, 2013, 2pm - 10pm PDT (Los Angeles, California)
Star Party @ Griffith Observatory

The Southern California regional volunteers will set up telescopes for a public star party on the lawn at Griffith Observatory and will need volunteers to help keep the telescope lines in order, speak to guests that are waiting in line, and promote the Planetary Society.

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June 11, 2013, 5pm - 8pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Southern California Volunteer Group Meeting

You are welcome to drop by the SoCal volunteer group monthly meeting. We will be talking about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. We'll also get an update on Planetary Society activity and the monthly sky report. We may also have some volunteer work to assist the Society staff. And if the weather is clear we can take out some telescopes to see what's up that night or we might run a Sci-fi movie on the big screen and enjoy a bite to eat.

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June 4, 2013, 7:30pm - 9pm MST (Tempe, Arizona)
Free Science Café with the President of the Planetary Society

The Planetary Society is proud to invite you to an evening with scientists working on the Mars Curiosity and Opportunity missions, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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June 4, 2013, 7:30pm - 9pm MST (Tempe, Arizona)
Free Science Café with the President of the Planetary Society

The Planetary Society is proud to invite you to an evening with scientists working on the Mars Curiosity and Opportunity missions, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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May 31, 2013, 2pm EDT (Google+ Hangout, )
White House Hangout -- We the Geeks: Asteroids with Bill Nye

This Friday, an asteroid nearly three kilometers wide is going to pass by the Earth-Moon system. The fly-by is harmless — at its closest, the asteroid will be about 15 times farther from us than the Earth is from the Moon — but to mark the event, the White House will host the second in a series of "We the Geeks" Google+ Hangouts to talk asteroids with Bill Nye the Science Guy, former astronaut Ed Lu, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, and more.

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May 30, 2013, 7:00pm PDT (Pasadena, California United States)
NEXT: Exploring the Future of Astronomy

Planetary Radio's Mat Kaplan hosts a conversation with men and women who are building a new generation of awe-inspiring telescopes. Planetary Radio's Mat Kaplan hosts a conversation with men and women who are building a new generation of awe-inspiring telescopes. The event is free, but reservations are required, and must be made on the Southern California Public Radio event page, available by clicking DETAILS below. Can't attend in person? Join us via the live webcast that will be available on the same web page. More information about the discussion, including a list of guests, is also on the page.

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