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 The Planetary Society at the Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm for an afternoon of learning and observation. Planetary Radio podcast host Mat Kaplan will join Dr. Bruce Betts in presenting fun and interesting content from his new book, Astronomy for Kids.
Join us on May 1 for a discussion about the threat of asteroid impact and what we can do about it. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye will be joined by NASA chief scientist Jim Green and asteroid scientists from the International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference. Then, Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will host a Planetary Radio Live discussion with asteroid experts!
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.
The Planetary Society returns to KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum for a special Planetary Radio Live event. Host Mat Kaplan will talk with Caltech researchers Mike “Plutokiller” Brown and Konstantin Batygin.