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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

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.

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November 10, 2014, 7.15pm GMT (Bradford, United Kingdom)

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

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.

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November 15, 2013, 9:00am - 10:30am EST (Washington, D.C.)
Space Exploration – how and why?

A panel of leading experts will meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss the future of space exploration at this critical time for the U.S. and the world. Moderated by Planetary Society President Jim Bell.

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November 6, 2013, 4pm - 9pm PST (Oxnard, California)
Carl Sagan Day at Oxnard College

The Planetary Society's Casey Dreier is a featured guest at Oxnard College's Carl Sagan Day event. Join us for additional guests, free drinks and snacks, and a screening of the movie, Contact.

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October 26, 2013, Arrive 6:00pm-6:30pm and stay until 10:00pm
Mount Wilson Observatory Star Party

Mount Wilson Observatory, in collaboration with the the Planetary Society invites you to attend an evening star party at the Observatory on Saturday, October 26, 2013. This is the last star party of our 2013 season. A dozen or more telescopes will be set up in the upper parking lot behind the Pavilion near the Observatory's entrance to provide views of a variety of objects visible that evening. Plan on arriving between 6:00 and 6:30 pm. Our Cosmic Cafe will be open to provide food and refreshments throughout the evening. The event will end at 10:00 pm.

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October 4, 2013, 7:00am PDT / 14:00 GMT
Google+ Hangout with ESA and 10 Years of Mars Express

This live event will feature highlights of ESA’s 10 years of exploring Mars, recent scientific results, and plans for the closest-ever flyby of Phobos later this year. The event will feature ESA’s Olivier Witasse, Project Scientist for Mars Express, and Michel Denis, Spacecraft Operations Manager, together with Emily Lakdawalla, of the Planetary Society.

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September 28, 2013, 7pm (Toronto, Canada)
Planetary Society President Jim Bell at the Toronto Science Festival: Using Rovers to Search for Evidence of Life on the Red Planet

In the past decade, NASA has successfully landed three rovers on Mars–Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity–in some of the most ambitious missions of robotic exploration ever attempted. Jim Bell of ASU and the President of The Planetary Society, is one of the leading scientist in charge of the colour camera systems on these rovers. In this presentation, Bell will share his favorite images and stories from “inside” mission operations, describe the major scientific findings made by the trio of Mars explorers, and discuss plans for future exploration of the Red Planet. SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SOCIETY MEMBERS.

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September 22, 2013, 10 pm (UTC) - Opening (Santo Andre, Brazil)
XVIII Annual Meeting of the Association of Brazilian Planetariums

Eighteenth edition of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Brazilian Planetariums (ABP) in collaboration with The Planetary Society through voluntary actions of the Society´s regional coordinator in Brazil. XVIII ABP Meeting - From Sept 22 to 26, 2013.

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