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Events

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

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.

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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!

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Past Events

July 4, 2016, 7:00 pm PDT (Victoria, Canada)
Juno Orbit Insertion

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.

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June 30, 2016, 7:00 pm PDT (Victoria, Canada)
Asteroid Day Victoria - 2016

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!

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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.

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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.

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May 18, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST (Washington, D.C. United States)
The Planetary Society Reception

Join The Planetary Society’s Board members, key staff and special guests at a reception for our Washington, D.C. area members and donors.

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May 14, 2016, 10 am - 4 pm PDT (Victoria, Canada)
Astronomy Day

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!

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April 23, 2016, 10:00am-3:00pm PST (Claremont, California United States)
Earth Day Celebration

An event to celebrate Earth, and educate the public on preservation, and solar energy usage.

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