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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

February 22, 2015 - February 24, 2015 (Washington, D.C.)
Space Exploration Alliance Legislative Blitz

Come join space advocates from around the country to let Congress know that there is strong constituent support for an ambitious space program. We're working with a coalition of pro-space organizations to get people out on Capitol Hill to promote space exploration, in person.

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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 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.

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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.

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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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