All 2014 Events
December 6, 2014, 6 to 7 p.m. PT (December 7, 2014, 2 to 3 a.m. GMT)
Waking Up on Pluto's Doorstep: New Horizons Comes Out of Hibernation
After nearly nine years in space, with most of that time spent in hibernation, the New Horizons spacecraft is about to awaken for its historic flyby of Pluto and Charon. Join Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan for a special conversation originating at Planetary Society headquarters.
December 2, 2014, 2:00pm (Washington, D.C.)
Past Life? Present Life? The Future of Solar System Exploration
The Planetary Society, the world’s largest space interest group, and its CEO Bill Nye The Science Guy will host expert scientists to explore about the astrobiological significance of exploring Mars and Europa in the United States Senate on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
December 1, 2014, 7pm - 9pm EST (Washington, D.C.)
Space Café on Astrobiology with Kevin Hand and David Grinspoon
Grab a drink and talk space with planetary scientists Kevin Hand and David Grinspoon, experts in astrobiology around the solar system.
November 23, 2014, 2:30pm - 4:30pm EST (Arlington, Virginia)
D.C. Member Meeting with Special Guest Dr. Louise Prockter
Join other local Planetary Society members to hear a presentation by Dr. Louise Prockter, Deputy Project Scientist on the NASA Europa Clipper Pre-Project, about the future of Europa exploration.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Our LightSail test mission was successfully completed and our Kickstarter campaign ended June 26th, raising $1.24 million dollars for LightSail's 2016 solar sailing mission! Miss the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to donate? You can!