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!
This Monday evening, the Juno spacecraft will attempt to enter orbit around Jupiter. Join us at the Smugglers Cove Pub (just inside the entrance on the ground floor) to watch live coverage streamed from the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA.
Join us on Thursday, June 30th 2016, for an exciting evening at the Dominion Observatory (meet, up in the parking lot, next to the dome). We will speak with renowned astronomer David D. Balam, who has contributed to the discovery of over 600 asteroids including ‘150145 Uvic’. Then Geoff Steeves will introduce TPS Victoria and give an update on the Juno Mission and the search for Canada’s next astronauts. Space is limited so reserve your free tickets today!
June 30, 2016, 5:30pm - 8:30pm EDT (Hamilton, Canada)
Asteroid Day: Info Session and Armageddon Movie Screening
Join us for an evening of education and fun. We will begin with a short info session on asteroids and planetary defense, and end with a screening of the movie Armageddon.
May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2016, 1:00pm to 5:00 pm (Rancho Cucamonga, California United States)
Star Wars Day
The "Big Read" event where Star Wars themed Characters entertain library, and cultural center attendees, Darth Vader reads to the audience to encourage reading. A host of activities that include a costume contest, Ewoks, Saber light shows,Yoda language, Storm Troopers,R2D2 photo opts, various Star Wars vehicles, etc.
Join The Planetary Society’s Board members, key staff and special guests at a reception for our Washington, D.C. area members and donors.
The Planetary Society Victoria will join RASC Victoria to host Astronomy Day at the Royal BC Museum. Come and explore the mysteries of the universe!
An event to celebrate Earth, and educate the public on preservation, and solar energy usage.
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.