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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Spend the evening with fellow space fans for star- and planet-gazing alongside Celestron and Society experts and leaders, a display and silent auction of space-themed art, live music, children's activities, giveaways, and, of course, the main event: the full moon!
The Canadian Space Agency is hiring astronauts! Are you ready to apply? Geoff Steeves, a finalist in Canada's last recruitment campaign, will present and answer your questions on the challenges and phases of the application process. He'll also share some tips for navigating your way towards a dream job in outer space. Whether you're applying now, or want to start preparing for your next shot, come out and learn more about Canada's 2016/17 Astronaut Recruitment Campaign.
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!