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Join Us for The Planetary Society SXSW Members Reception

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.

To celebrate, we’re hosting a special pre-premiere party on Saturday, March 11, from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Mingle with fellow space geeks, Society President Jim Bell, Board members Robert Picardo and Britney Schmidt, and Planetary Society staff. Snack and sip on retro fare, and be the first of the public to preview a short clip of the much anticipated film. 

Robert Picardo will discuss the clip with the film’s creators, David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg, and Kate McLean. Bill will join us for dessert and an exciting report on our peak year at The Society. 

Tickets are available here; they’re limited, so reserve yours now! Members can use the discount code LightSail for 10% off the regular $30 ticket price. 

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Reception Details

What:       SXSW Members Reception

Cost:        $27 after 10% discount - use promo code “LightSail”

Date:        Saturday, March 11

Time:       7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Irene’s Classic American Bar and Restaurant
                506 West Avenue, Austin, TX  78701
                (512) 298-0853

 

The film will have its world premiere Sunday, March 12, at 6:45 p.m. 

Not a SXSW attendee but really want to see the movie? We don’t have any special pull with the Festival organizers, but we understand that sometimes a limited number of tickets may be available just prior to a SXSW screening on a first-come basis. So, if you’re in Austin local and want to take a chance, you might have a shot of making it in that day. Note: there are additional showings on March 14 and 15 as well—click here for more information on times and locations. 

We hope to see you at the reception, the film, or both.  

Regards, 

Richard Chute
Chief Development Officer

P.S. Planetary Society member t-shirts and pins highly encouraged!

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Join Us for The Planetary Society SXSW Members Reception
March 11, 2017, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

 

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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.
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