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2014 Events

All 2014 Events

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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July 15, 2014, 3pm EDT (Washington, D.C.)
The Lure of Europa

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.

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July 15, 2014, 11am EDT
Reddit AMA The 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.

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July 9, 2014, 7pm - 9:30pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
LightSail is Ready For Launch! Live Webcast

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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May 10, 2014, 4:30 - 9:00 pm (Brookline, Massachusetts United States)
Astronomy Day 2014

The most fun you will have on Astronomy Day! You and your family are invited to join us at the Clay Center Observatory for a free, action-packed event filled with more than 50 STEM activities. Stars, rockets, robots, laser shows and more. Last year more than 2,500 people attended this exciting event!

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April 22, 2014, All day (Washington, D.C.)
Explore Mars' Humans to Mars Summit 2014

A comprehensive Mars exploration conference to address the major technical, scientific, and policy related challenges that need to be overcome to send humans to Mars by 2030. Special discount for Planetary Society members!

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April 8, 2014, 8:00pm (Pasadena, California)
Free Public Panel - The Future of Human Spaceflight

Join a panel of three renowned astronauts as they discuss the future of human spaceflight, moderated by Lou Friedman, Executive Director Emeritus of The Planetary Society.

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