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.
Join The Planetary Society at the Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm for an afternoon of learning and observation. Planetary Radio podcast host Mat Kaplan will join Dr. Bruce Betts in presenting fun and interesting content from his new book, Astronomy for Kids.
Join us on May 1 for a discussion about the threat of asteroid impact and what we can do about it. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye will be joined by NASA chief scientist Jim Green and asteroid scientists from the International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference. Then, Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will host a Planetary Radio Live discussion with asteroid experts!
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!
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.
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.
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.