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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

July 7, 2015 - July 7, 2015, 7.30pm BST (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Presentation GRAND TOUR OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation on the many worlds of our Solar System, fully updated with stunning images, music and video.

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July 14, 2015, 5:00-6:30pm (Pasadena, California)
New Horizons: The First Mission to the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt

After sailing across the solar system for over nine years, on July 14th NASA’s New Horizons will finally have its close encounter with Pluto. Even though images won’t be available for a few days after the flyby, fans around the world will gather to hear news from the spacecraft as it approaches the dwarf planet and its companions. Join us as The Planetary Society’s Mat Kaplan talks with New Horizons scientists and Pluto-watchers as we monitor the Applied Physics Lab’s live webcast, broadcast from Maryland.

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July 14, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting - CANCELLED

Join us for our regular monthly meeting at the Planetary Society Headquarters in Pasadena, where we will be planning out our volunteer schedule for the month and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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July 25, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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August 11, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

Join us for our regular monthly meeting at the Planetary Society Headquarters in Pasadena, where we will be planning out our volunteer schedule for the month and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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August 22, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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September 8, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

Join us for our regular monthly meeting at the Planetary Society Headquarters in Pasadena, where we will be planning out our volunteer schedule for the month and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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September 10, 2015 - September 10, 2015, 7.30pm BST (Worcester, United Kingdom)
Presentation COMETS - SIGNPOSTS IN HISTORY

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey dramatic Presentation on the history of comets from early portents of doom to the latest space missions. Accompanied by images, music and video.

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September 11, 2015 - September 11, 2015, 7.30pm BST (Ipswich, United Kingdom)
Presentation LUNATICK ASTRONOMY

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the astronomical activities of James Watt, Matthew Boulton, Joseph Priestly and other members of the 18th century group of thinkers.

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September 19, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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October 1, 2015 - October 1, 2015, 7.15pm BST (Cardiff, )
Presentation SATURN LORD OF THE RINGS

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the history of the exploration of the planet Saturn accompanied by stunning images, music and video.

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October 5, 2015 - October 5, 2015, 7.15pm BST (Bradford, United Kingdom)
Presentation NEPTUNE - A CALCULATED GUESS

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the exploration of the planet Neptune accompanied by images, music and video.

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October 13, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

Join us for our regular monthly meeting at the Planetary Society Headquarters in Pasadena, where we will be planning out our volunteer schedule for the month and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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October 14, 2015 - October 14, 2015, 7.30pm BST (Stourbridge, United Kingdom)
Presentation LUNATICK ASTRONOMY

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey dramatic Presentation about the astronomical work of James Watt, Matthew Boulton, Joseph Priestly etc of the 18th century think tank.

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October 17, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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October 22, 2015 - October 22, 2015, 7.15pm BST (Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
Presentation OUT OIF THE DARKNES PLUTO & THE OUTER WORLDS

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the exploration of Pluto updated with the New Horizons information.

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October 23, 2015 - October 24, 2015, various times (Pasadena, California United States)
35th Anniversary Celebration

We are planning a grand celebration of our 35th anniversary year. Activities will include a special reception for Charter members, new HQ dedication and open-house, book signing event, an evening gala (where we will announce a recipient for the Cosmos Award), and more.

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November 10, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

Join us for our regular monthly meeting at the Planetary Society Headquarters in Pasadena, where we will be planning out our volunteer schedule for the month and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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November 14, 2015 - November 14, 2015, 8pm GMT (Cheltenham, United Kingdom)
Presentation A FIRE IN THE SKY

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about Asteroid impacts featuring the famous Tunguska incident of 1908. Illustrated with images and video and accompanied by museic.

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November 21, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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Past Events

June 30, 2015, 6:30pm EDT - 8:00pm EDT (New York, New York)
Asteroid Day in New York City!

Come Join us for Asteroid Day on June 30, 2015! We will be screening the space show: Dark Universe. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson and currently exhibiting at the Hayden Planetarium. We will be answering questions on Near Earth Objects and anything space rocks! And for the first to arrive we will be sharing The Planetary Society swag! This event is completely free and open to all ages! When: Tuesday, June 30, 6:30PM Where: SoTechie Spaces – 28 West 39th Street, NY, NY 10018 For more information visit asteroiday.org

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June 20, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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June 19, 2015, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (South Kensington, United Kingdom)
Planetary Radio Visits London-A Very Informal Gathering

London listeners, Planetary Society members and other fans of the final frontier, you are invited to spend an hour or two with Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan.

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June 10, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:30pm PDT (Pasadena, California United States)
Screening of "The Looking Planet" and a LightSail Panel Discussion

Our friends at Raw Science have invited the Planetary Society to present a special conversation about LightSail after the screening of the terrific new animated film, “The Looking Planet.”

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June 9, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

Join us for our regular monthly meeting at the Planetary Society Headquarters in Pasadena, where we will be planning out our volunteer schedule for the month and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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June 8, 2015, 7:00pm – 8:30pm PDT (Long Beach, California United States)
Planetary Oceans: Exploring Earth’s Seas Before We Sail Through Europa’s Seawater Plumes

The famed Long Beach, California aquarium will celebrate World Ocean Day with an evening devoted to the seas of Earth and those that are being discovered throughout our solar system.

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June 2, 2015, 9:30 - 11 a.m. EDT (Orlando, Florida)
Encountering Pluto: Project Leader Alan Stern Gives First-Hand Account of New Horizons Mission

Alan Stern, the chief scientific officer of the Florida Space Institute, will present his first-hand experience as the principal investigator for NASA’s historic New Horizons mission to Pluto during a special event Tuesday, June 2 at the Orlando Science Center.

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