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.
November 23, 2014, 2:30pm - 4:30pm EST (Arlington, Virginia)
D.C. Member Meeting with Special Guest Dr. Louise Prockter
Join other local Planetary Society members to hear a presentation by Dr. Louise Prockter, Deputy Project Scientist on the NASA Europa Clipper Pre-Project, about the future of Europa exploration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Environmental Fair, refreshments, games, giveaways, document shredding, Emcee Joel Green-Host of Curiosity Quest.
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.
Love Science? Join us at "Sharing Science" on Saturday, March 29th. Sharing Science is a free interdisciplinary science communications conference bringing together students and professionals interested in the exciting field of science communication. Sharing Science will run from 10am-4pm on Saturday March 29th with a one hour break for a catered lunch.
In 2016, The Planetary Society’s LightSail program will take the technology a step further.