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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

September 21, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Planetary Radio Live: MAVEN Arrives at Mars

A new emissary from Earth is about to reach the Red Planet. Help us celebrate the arrival of MAVEN as the Planetary Society returns to KPCC/Southern California Public Radio’s Crawford Family Forum. You’ll join a lively conversation about Mars exploration and the secrets that may be revealed by this new orbiter.

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September 25, 2014 - September 30, 2014, 9:00am UTC-3 (Anapolis, Brazil)
XIX Meeting of the Association of Brazilian Planetariums

The Association of Brazilian Planetariums (ABP) holds an annual meeting aimed at exchanging experience, professional qualification, disclosure and discussion of technical and scientific equipment and improving management of Brazilian planetariums.

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October 1, 2014, 7:30pm EDT (Toronto, )
We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program Today and Tomorrow with Bill Nye

Think the Canadarm and Chris Hadfield are the entire Canadian space program? Think again! Join Bill Nye in Toronto on the evening of October 1st to explore Canada’s exciting contributions to the exploration of our solar system and beyond.

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October 30, 2014, 7.15pm BST (Bucknell, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presnetation TO SEE THE BEGINNING OF TIME

Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted by the Offa's Dyke Astronomical Society. The presentation traces the history of the Hubble Space telescope and using music, stunning images and video takes the audience through a voyage to the beginning of time.

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November 10, 2014, 7.15pm GMT (Bradford, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation BRITANNIA SKY - A BRITISH SPACE ODYSSEY

Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted by Bradford Astronomical Society. This maiden presentation traces the history of Britain in space from the dreamers to the the near future of Skylon.

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December 4, 2014, 7.15pm GMT (Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation INTO THE COSMIC OCEAN

A Dramatic Presentation hosted by Nottingham Astronomical Society. It has been a long dream for many people to reach the stars. In a Dramatic and philosophical lecture Andrew will look at this apparent need to travel away from the earth and to explore the cosmos.

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December 11, 2014, 8pm GMT (Cannock, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation AT THE GATES OF VALHALLE

A Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted by Cannock Photographic Society. In a stunningly beautiful presentation the Aurora is described from the legends it has created to the science of today.

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April 3, 2015, 7.15 BST (Bristol, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation MARS ODYSSEY

A Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted by Bristol Astronomical Society. The history of Mars exploration from the days before the telescope to the very latest probes.

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Past Events

May 24, 2014, 1:00-4:00 pm (Rancho Cucamonga, California United States)
Star Wars Day

Annual Paul A. Biane Library sponsored event, approximately 1200 attendees, held in the Lewis Playhouse/Cultural Center/Library Courtyard area.

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May 10, 2014, 4:30 - 9:00 pm (Brookline, Massachusetts United States)
Astronomy Day 2014

The most fun you will have on Astronomy Day! You and your family are invited to join us at the Clay Center Observatory for a free, action-packed event filled with more than 50 STEM activities. Stars, rockets, robots, laser shows and more. Last year more than 2,500 people attended this exciting event!

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April 22, 2014, All day (Washington, D.C.)
Explore Mars' Humans to Mars Summit 2014

A comprehensive Mars exploration conference to address the major technical, scientific, and policy related challenges that need to be overcome to send humans to Mars by 2030. Special discount for Planetary Society members!

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April 8, 2014, 8:00pm (Pasadena, California)
Free Public Panel - The Future of Human Spaceflight

Join a panel of three renowned astronauts as they discuss the future of human spaceflight, moderated by Lou Friedman, Executive Director Emeritus of The Planetary Society.

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April 5, 2014, 10am-2pm (Rancho Cucamonga, California United States)
Earth Day & Open House

Environmental Fair, refreshments, games, giveaways, document shredding, Emcee Joel Green-Host of Curiosity Quest.

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April 1, 2014, 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT (Long Beach, California)
Space Tech Expo: Leveraging the Academic-Commercial Partnership for NewSpace

Moderated by Planetary Society President Dr. Jim Bell, this panel will examine what academia can do to give emerging commercial space companies and projects a successful future. This thought-provoking discussion will include faculty members actively engaged in space science and space medical research, astronauts with first-hand experience in ISS and planetary science research, and industry representatives working to create wider and more frequent access to space for researchers and the public. This is a free event, but an RSVP is required.

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