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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

September 21, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Planetary Radio Live: MAVEN Arrives at Mars

A new emissary from Earth is about to reach the Red Planet. Help us celebrate the arrival of MAVEN as the Planetary Society returns to KPCC/Southern California Public Radio’s Crawford Family Forum. You’ll join a lively conversation about Mars exploration and the secrets that may be revealed by this new orbiter.

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September 25, 2014 - September 30, 2014, 9:00am UTC-3 (Anapolis, Brazil)
XIX Meeting of the Association of Brazilian Planetariums

The Association of Brazilian Planetariums (ABP) holds an annual meeting aimed at exchanging experience, professional qualification, disclosure and discussion of technical and scientific equipment and improving management of Brazilian planetariums.

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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.

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October 30, 2014, 7.15pm BST (Bucknell, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presnetation 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)
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.

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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

August 31, 2013, 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT (Rancho Cucamonga, California United States)
Harry Potter Day

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.

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August 21, 2013, 7:30pm (Iowa City, Iowa)
Science Café: Mars Through the Eyes of NASA's Rovers

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.

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August 13, 2013, 5pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Volunteer Monthly 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. 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.

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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.

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July 27, 2013, 6 PM TILL 3 AM EDT (maracaibo, Venezuela)
DELTA AQUARIDS STAR PARTY-PLANETARY SOCIETY GROUP IN VENEZUELA

GREETINGS,WE WILL HAVE A STAR PARTY THIS SATURDAY 27 OF JULY, STUDENTS FROM 14 SCHOOLS AND 4 UNIVERSITIES WILL ATTEND, WE HAVE 8 TEKLESCOPES AND ONE CCD ASTROCAMERA WITH VIDEOBEAM,BUT IF YOU WANT TO BRING YOUR OWN,YOURE WELCOME,WE HAVE A FASTFOOD & BEVERAGES STAND,AND A GOOD PARKING LOT,SECURE.

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July 16, 2013, 7:30pm - 9pm PDT (Seattle, Washington)
Science Café – Through the Eyes of NASA's Mars Rovers

NASA currently operates two robots actively exploring the surface of Mars, Opportunity and Curiosity. At this Queen Anne Science Café co-hosted with the Pacific Science Center, join Caltech’s Melissa Rice, Ph.D., for a tour of Mars as seen through the "eyes" of these rovers. What are the latest news and discoveries from these missions? What’s next, both for these rovers and for Mars exploration in general?

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July 9, 2013, 5pm - 8pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Southern California Volunteer Group Meeting

You are welcome to drop by the SoCal volunteer group monthly meeting. We will be talking about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. We'll also get an update on Planetary Society activity and the monthly sky report. We may also have some volunteer work to assist the Society staff. And if the weather is clear we can take out some telescopes to see what's up that night or we might run a Sci-fi movie on the big screen and enjoy a bite to eat.

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