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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.

Upcoming Events

August 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST - 6:30 p.m. EST
Planetary Radio Live from Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Join Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan for two interactive panel discussions and audience Q&A sessions covering a wide range of eclipse-related topics - from eclipse basics and what to expect, to amateur astronomy, astrophotography, and more!

August 21, 2017
Planetary Radio Live from Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Mat Kaplan of Planetary Radio will enjoy the eclipse from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The school's August 19-21 celebration will include an Eclipse ComicCon, Astronomy, Science & Technology Expo, and a Planetary Radio Live stage show on Sunday, August 20th. Mat will host the live stadium show the next day as 50,000 campus visitors and webcast viewers around the world wait for day to become night.

August 21, 2017, 16:30 BST (Natal, Non-USBrazil)
O Grande Eclipse Norte-americano

Public observation of the Great American Eclipse in Natal, Brazil.

August 21, 2017
Bill Nye at Homestead National Monument

Join our CEO Bill Nye, Dr. Amy Mainzer from JPL, and Ready Jet Go! (PBS Kids) at Homestead National Monument in Nebraska. Nye will join Park Rangers and celebrated science educators onsite in the path of totality and on stage to welcome visitors as they enjoy totality. Ready Jet Go! will help lead the crowd through the 90 minutes of eclipse phases through a series of demonstrations, Q&A with Dr. Amy Mainzer, songs from the series, a countdown to Eclipse Totality, and explanations of what to look, feel, and listen for as the shadow of the total solar eclipse descends over Homestead.

August 21, 2017
Slooh LIVE Eclipse Webcast

If you can’t make it to an event along the path of totality, you can watch totality happen LIVE via slooh.com. Slooh is your interface to outer space. You can control online telescopes, watch LIVE streaming events, participate in the community and more. For the 2017 North American Eclipse they will be broadcasting totality live from the Elk Creek Campground in Idaho.

August 21, 2017, From 9 am EST until 5 pm EST (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
GRAN ECLIPSE PARCIAL DE SOL, MARACAIBO, VENEZUELA, AGOSTO 21 2017

Free public event for the solar eclipse in Maracaibo, with speakers, solar telescopes, and activities for children

 

Past Events

September 30, 2016, 7.45pm BST (Lichfield, United Kingdom)
Saturn Lord of the Rings

Odyssey Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound, tracing the history of the exploration of the Planet Saturn.

September 23, 2016, 5:15pm EDT (Hamilton, Non-USCanada)
McMaster Space Initiative Science Cafe

Join the McMaster Space Initiative for a night of space talks with scientists from the McMaster community -- and some sweet treats and coffee.

September 23, 2016, 5:15pm EDT (Hamilton, Canada)
McMaster Space Initiative Science Cafe

Join the McMaster Space Initiative for a night of space talks with scientists from your the McMaster community -- and some sweet treats and coffee.

September 17, 2016, 7pm BST (Reading, United Kingdom)
Comets: Signposts in History

Odyssey Dramatic Presentation tracing the history of comets. Presented by Andrew Lound

September 14, 2016, 10.30am BST (Oldbury, United Kingdom)
Lunatick Astronomy

Odyssey Dramatic Presentation highlighting the astronomical activities of the Lunar Society in the 18th and 19th centuries. Entrance £2

September 10, 2016, 7pm BST (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Pale Blue Dot

Odyssey Dramatic Presentation looking at the third planet from sun - Earth. Entrance £3

September 6, 2016, 2.30pm BST (Alcester, United Kingdom)
To See the Beginning of Time

Odyssey Dramatic Presentation charting the work of the Hubble Space Telescope. Entrance £2

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