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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

December 1, 2014, 7pm - 9pm EST (Washington, D.C.)
Space Café on Astrobiology with Kevin Hand and David Grinspoon

Grab a drink and talk space with planetary scientists Kevin Hand and David Grinspoon, experts in astrobiology around the solar system.

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December 2, 2014, 2:00pm (Washington, D.C.)
Past Life? Present Life? The Future of Solar System Exploration

The Planetary Society, the world’s largest space interest group, and its CEO Bill Nye The Science Guy will host expert scientists to explore about the astrobiological significance of exploring Mars and Europa in the United States Senate on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

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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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February 22, 2015 - February 24, 2015 (Washington, D.C.)
Space Exploration Alliance Legislative Blitz

Come join space advocates from around the country to let Congress know that there is strong constituent support for an ambitious space program. We're working with a coalition of pro-space organizations to get people out on Capitol Hill to promote space exploration, in person.

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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

September 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m. EDT (Washington, D.C.)
Planetary Society President Jim Bell Testifies Before Congress

On September 10, Planetary Society president Jim Bell will testify before Congress to highlight the challenges facing planetary exploration in the upcoming decade.

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August 12, 2014, 8:00 pm (Pasadena, California)
Near-Earth Asteroids: Stepping Stones to an Interplanetary Civilization

Join Dr. Stanley Love (NASA Astronaut and Asteroid Scientist), the Keck Institute for Space Studies and The Planetary Society for a free public lecture on near-earth asteroids. Exciting new mission opportunities, including the Asteroid Redirect Mission currently under study at JPL, will pave the way for human and robotic exploration, manipulation, and utilization of these fascinating objects.

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August 8, 2014, 7.15pm BST (Coventry, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation MERCURY - A RELATIVE PLANET

Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted at Coventry & Warwicks Astronomical Society. The presentation covers the history of the exploration of the Planet Mercury

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July 22, 2014, 6pm BST (Wrexham, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation MARS ODYSSEY

Wrexham Science Festival Event Andrew Lound presents a history of Mars exploration featuring music, SFX, VFX, stunning images and a variety of props.

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July 15, 2014, 11am EDT
Reddit AMA The Lure of Europa

Can't make it to DC? Ask your Europa questions to our panel of Bill Nye, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, and JPL Europa Scientist Robert Pappalardo on Reddit.

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July 15, 2014, 3pm EDT (Washington, D.C.)
The Lure of Europa

Europa is a moon of Jupiter that may have three crucial ingredients for life: liquid water, energy, and nutrients. What, if anything, can be found in the great oceans of Europa? Could NASA look for life? How could we explore affordably? Join Bill Nye The Science Guy, eminent NASA scientists, and prominent legislators for an engaging discussion about the scientific lure of Europa.

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July 9, 2014, 7pm - 9:30pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
LightSail is Ready For Launch! Live Webcast

After years of careful development supported by members like you, we’re ready to celebrate. We hope you can be with us as we make a major announcement about our solar sail spacecraft, LightSail-1. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will welcome special guests, including LightSail Program Manager Doug Stetson.

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