The Planetary Society creates and participates in events to bring the excitement of space exploration to public audiences. From our world-wide Planetfests to lectures in small-town libraries to hanging a solar-sail blade in Rockefeller Center in New York, we are constantly finding new ways involve our members in the excitement of space exploration.
March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017, event is 10am-6pm on 3/24, 9am-3pm on 3/25 (Pasadena, California United States)
Los Angeles County Science Fair
Student displays and competition to go to the State Finals for the science fair. We will be providing information, materials and some hands on activities to the students, educators, parents, and judges.
March 28, 2017, 4pm-6:30pm (Pasadena, California United States)
YWCA Girls Empowerment After School Program
Workshop empowering girls in STEM fields
March 29, 2017 - April 2, 2017, various times (Los Angeles, California United States)
National Science Teacher Association Conference
Annual conference for the National Science Teachers Association
April 1, 2017, 2pm-10pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Monthly Star Party
Come join your Planetary Society volunteers as we host a free, family-friendly star party on the lawn of the Griffith Observatory! During the day, enjoy gazing at the sun through our solar telescopes. Once night approaches, we will be able to see the moon, the planets, and stars of the season. Engage with your fellow space-enthusiasts as we observe what the universe has to offer us! We look forward to seeing you all there!
December 13, 2016, 5:00pm PDT - 8:00pm PDT (Pasadena, California United States)
Volunteer Monthly Meeting
Please join us for our monthly volunteer meeting at the Planetary Society headquarters in Pasadena! We will be discussing upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, as well as receiving updates on Planetary Society activities. We often feature presentations by our own volunteers or guest speakers on a space or science related topic. You will be able to meet and engage with your fellow volunteers over a bite to eat.
Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers, and The Planetary Society. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. Please be aware that the astronomers and telescope demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m.
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound. The history of the astronomical activities of the Lunar Society in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound. the history of the exploration of the Planet Saturn.
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound telling the story of the astronomical activities of Matthew Boulton and members of the Lunar Society. Presented in full 18th century costume, with images, music and props presented in the exact location of the Lunar meetings.
The Planetary Society's Director of Space Policy, Casey Dreier, will be at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, BC to give a tribute to Carl Sagan as part of the Centre's Carl Sagan Day celebrations. After the tribute will be a screening of the 1997 film Contact, based on the book by Sagan. Carl Sagan inspired dress code is encouraged.
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound. A personal biographical look at the life and work of Carl Sagan.
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.