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.
Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla will present the keynote address at the Cincinnati Observatory's Telescope Festival. She'll share tales and images from current robotic missions across the solar system.
September 12, 2013, 20.00 - 21.30 BST (London, United Kingdom)
[Sold Out] A Night on Mars at the National Maritime Museum
Join us at the Visions of the Universe exhibition for an intimate, after-hours discussion on the past, present and future of Mars exploration featuring Mars scientists on NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity missions. Special discount available for Society members.
UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY. READ HOW TO WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST Join us for the launch of NASA's newest lunar explorer. We'll watch the countdown as the LADEE orbiter - that's the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer - begins its journey to the Moon.
Hogwart's Magic School for kids,15 year Anniversary since the 1st book, annual event featuring a 10-15 minute presentation on Solar Astronomy, including a display of telescopes to view the sun. Free and open to the public.
Join Dr. Melissa Rice (Caltech) as she highlights her favorite images from NASA’s robotic missions to the Martian surface, answers your questions about Mars, and shares the latest discoveries about the Red Planet.
Join us for our regular monthly meeting at the Planetary Society Headquarters in Pasadena, where we will be planning out our volunteer schedule for the month. looking at pictures from previous month events. and discussing our new upcoming JPL field trip in October. Meet Jade Kim whom for her 21st birthday volunteered her time and traveled to Ghana for a month to teach astronomy and science to orphans, she will do a presentation and share her experience with us.
August 5, 2013, 4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT
Google+ Hangout: Celebrate Curiosity's First Year on Mars with Deputy Scientist Ashwin Vasavada
Join us online with the Deputy Project Scientist of the Curiosity Mars rover, Ashwin Vasavada. We'll talk about what discoveries Curiosity has made in its first year in operations, what's ahead, and revisit those seven terrifying minutes of landing.
In 2016, The Planetary Society’s LightSail program will take the technology a step further.