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 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.
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.
Planetary Society volunteers are throwing a party in Toronto on January 25th to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the incredible Opportunity Rover's mission on Mars. Come join us for food, drink, dancing, a massive cardboard-and-duct-tape rover building challenge, and a visit via video chat from our very own Bill Nye! Details and tickets at notdeadyet.ca
Join us or watch the live Rover Party webcast with Mars Exploration Rover and Mars Science Laboratory leaders celebrating 10 years of Opportunity exploring the Red Planet.
Children from an orphanage will see a star show and will be taught names of the planets in the solar system
December 5, 2013, 5pm - 8pm MST (Jackson, Wyoming)
Gallery Opening: “Celestial Expressionism” by Ed Belbruno
Artist, scientist, and Planetary Society member Ed Belbruno, who recently participated in the TEDx Disrupt event, is returning to Jackson Hole for an art show at Intencions Gallery.
November 18, 2013, 9:30AM Pacific Time (Pasadena, California)
Planetary Radio Live Celebrates the Launch of MAVEN for Mars
Join us in Pasadena or online as Planetary Radio provides live coverage of this exciting mission to the red planet.
November 17, 2013, 12:00 noon MST (Tucson, Arizona)
Emily Lakdawalla Keynote Speech at Arizona Science and Technology Expo
Emily will present her popular "Golden Age of Planetary Exploration" speech on the wondrous work of robotic explorers across the solar system.
November 16, 2013, 1:45 p.m. MST (Tucson, Arizona)
Emily Lakdawalla on Arizona Science and Technology Expo Science Panel
Panel discussion featuring Emily Lakdawalla, Phil Plait, Geoff Notkin, Amy Shira Teitel, Lauren Worley, Michael Belfiore, Carin Bondar, and Stephen Ramsden.
In 2016, The Planetary Society’s LightSail program will take the technology a step further.