All 2017 Events
The Planetary Society is coming to Texas for the world premiere of the documentary film Bill Nye: Science Guy at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. Word has it the story of our LightSail spacecraft is tightly woven into the narrative. Yes, the Society is about to make our Hollywood film debut alongside our CEO and citizen-funded LightSail.
February 16, 2017, 7:30–9:30 PM (Pasadena, California United States)
Incoming! Studying and avoiding near-Earth asteroids and comets
The Planetary Society returns to KPCC In Person's Crawford Family Forum for another Planetary Radio Live hosted by Mat Kaplan. We’ll hear how the sky is being watched and explore the early thinking about how to protect Earth and civilization. There’s a lot of work under way, from spacecraft that visit these miniature worlds to the hundreds of amateur astronomers who help find and track them.
An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.