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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

May 9, 2015, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET (Brookline, Massachusetts United States)
Family Night Under the Stars

Family Night Under The Stars - Saturday, May 9th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Clay Center at Dexter Southfield and the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston invite you and your family to join us for a free evening of activities. Free admission. (Planetarium and LASER shows are $5 per person.) Visit the Planetary Society table for free info on Light Sail, launching later this month. DEXTER SOUTHFIELD, 20 Newton St., Brookline, MA 02445 www.claycenter.org for more information and to register.

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May 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015, 7:00am - 5:00pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and Exploration

The American Astronautical Society will host a special meeting looking at the interplay of human and robotic explorers in space and scientific exploration. Planetary Society President Dr. Jim Bell will provide the keynote address. Special discount for Society members.

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May 12, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

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 and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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May 14, 2015 - May 14, 2015, 7.15pm BST (Swansea, United Kingdom)
Presentation SATURN LORD OF THE RINGS

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation tracing the history of the exploration of the planet Saturn. Accompanied with stunning images, music and video.

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May 30, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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June 1, 2015 - June 1, 2015, 7.15pm BST (Bradford, United Kingdom)
Presentation URANUS - GEORGE'S PLANET

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the history of the exploration of the planet Uranus. Accompanied with images, music and video.

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June 9, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

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 and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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June 20, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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July 7, 2015 - July 7, 2015, 7.30pm BST (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Presentation GRAND TOUR OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation on the many worlds of our Solar System, fully updated with stunning images, music and video.

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July 14, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

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 and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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July 25, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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August 11, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

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 and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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August 22, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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September 8, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

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 and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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September 10, 2015 - September 10, 2015, 7.30pm BST (Worcester, United Kingdom)
Presentation COMETS - SIGNPOSTS IN HISTORY

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey dramatic Presentation on the history of comets from early portents of doom to the latest space missions. Accompanied by images, music and video.

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September 11, 2015 - September 11, 2015, 7.30pm BST (Ipswich, United Kingdom)
Presentation LUNATICK ASTRONOMY

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the astronomical activities of James Watt, Matthew Boulton, Joseph Priestly and other members of the 18th century group of thinkers.

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September 19, 2015, 2:00pm to 9:45pm (Los Angeles, California United States)
Griffith Observatory Star Party

Planetary Society Volunteers will set up a display table, hand out free science materials and bring telescopes for the public to use and enjoy celestial views of the universe like our Sun, Moon, Planets, bright stars, comets, planetary nebulas and globular clusters.

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October 1, 2015 - October 1, 2015, 7.15pm BST (Cardiff, )
Presentation SATURN LORD OF THE RINGS

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the history of the exploration of the planet Saturn accompanied by stunning images, music and video.

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October 5, 2015 - October 5, 2015, 7.15pm BST (Bradford, United Kingdom)
Presentation NEPTUNE - A CALCULATED GUESS

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the exploration of the planet Neptune accompanied by images, music and video.

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October 13, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pasadena, California United States)
Monthly Volunteer Meeting

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 and discussing our upcoming events. We will have food available and look forward to seeing you and meeting new volunteers.

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Past Events

August 12, 2014, 8:00 pm (Pasadena, California)
Near-Earth Asteroids: Stepping Stones to an Interplanetary Civilization

Join Dr. Stanley Love (NASA Astronaut and Asteroid Scientist), the Keck Institute for Space Studies and The Planetary Society for a free public lecture on near-earth asteroids. Exciting new mission opportunities, including the Asteroid Redirect Mission currently under study at JPL, will pave the way for human and robotic exploration, manipulation, and utilization of these fascinating objects.

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August 8, 2014, 7.15pm BST (Coventry, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation MERCURY - A RELATIVE PLANET

Dramatic Presentation by Andrew Lound hosted at Coventry & Warwicks Astronomical Society. The presentation covers the history of the exploration of the Planet Mercury

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July 22, 2014, 6pm BST (Wrexham, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presentation MARS ODYSSEY

Wrexham Science Festival Event Andrew Lound presents a history of Mars exploration featuring music, SFX, VFX, stunning images and a variety of props.

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July 15, 2014, 3pm EDT (Washington, D.C.)
The Lure of Europa

Europa is a moon of Jupiter that may have three crucial ingredients for life: liquid water, energy, and nutrients. What, if anything, can be found in the great oceans of Europa? Could NASA look for life? How could we explore affordably? Join Bill Nye The Science Guy, eminent NASA scientists, and prominent legislators for an engaging discussion about the scientific lure of Europa.

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July 15, 2014, 11am EDT
Reddit AMA The Lure of Europa

Can't make it to DC? Ask your Europa questions to our panel of Bill Nye, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, and JPL Europa Scientist Robert Pappalardo on Reddit.

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July 9, 2014, 7pm - 9:30pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
LightSail is Ready For Launch! Live Webcast

After years of careful development supported by members like you, we’re ready to celebrate. We hope you can be with us as we make a major announcement about our solar sail spacecraft, LightSail-1. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will welcome special guests, including LightSail Program Manager Doug Stetson.

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May 24, 2014, 1:00-4:00 pm (Rancho Cucamonga, California United States)
Star Wars Day

Annual Paul A. Biane Library sponsored event, approximately 1200 attendees, held in the Lewis Playhouse/Cultural Center/Library Courtyard area.

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