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.
October 30, 2014, 7.15pm BST (Bucknell, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.