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2014 Events

All 2014 Events

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 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 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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April 1, 2014, 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT (Long Beach, California)
Space Tech Expo: Leveraging the Academic-Commercial Partnership for NewSpace

Moderated by Planetary Society President Dr. Jim Bell, this panel will examine what academia can do to give emerging commercial space companies and projects a successful future. This thought-provoking discussion will include faculty members actively engaged in space science and space medical research, astronauts with first-hand experience in ISS and planetary science research, and industry representatives working to create wider and more frequent access to space for researchers and the public. This is a free event, but an RSVP is required.

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February 24, 2014 (Washington, D.C.)
Space Exploration Alliance Legislative Blitz

Join The Planetary Society and our allies in the Space Exploration Alliance and storm the halls of Congress in support of space exploration. Join our blitz and meet members of Congress face-to-face. Lasts two days starting Feb 24th.

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