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.
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!
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.