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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

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

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 14, 2015, 5:00-6:30pm (Pasadena, California)
New Horizons: The First Mission to the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt

After sailing across the solar system for over nine years, on July 14th NASA’s New Horizons will finally have its close encounter with Pluto. Even though images won’t be available for a few days after the flyby, fans around the world will gather to hear news from the spacecraft as it approaches the dwarf planet and its companions. Join us as The Planetary Society’s Mat Kaplan talks with New Horizons scientists and Pluto-watchers as we monitor the Applied Physics Lab’s live webcast, broadcast from Maryland.

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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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October 14, 2015 - October 14, 2015, 7.30pm BST (Stourbridge, United Kingdom)
Presentation LUNATICK ASTRONOMY

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey dramatic Presentation about the astronomical work of James Watt, Matthew Boulton, Joseph Priestly etc of the 18th century think tank.

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October 17, 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 22, 2015 - October 22, 2015, 7.15pm BST (Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
Presentation OUT OIF THE DARKNES PLUTO & THE OUTER WORLDS

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the exploration of Pluto updated with the New Horizons information.

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October 23, 2015 - October 24, 2015, various times (Pasadena, California United States)
35th Anniversary Celebration

We are planning a grand celebration of our 35th anniversary year. Activities will include a special reception for Charter members, new HQ dedication and open-house, book signing event, an evening gala (where we will announce a recipient for the Cosmos Award), and more.

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November 10, 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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November 14, 2015 - November 14, 2015, 8pm GMT (Cheltenham, United Kingdom)
Presentation A FIRE IN THE SKY

Andrew Lound presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about Asteroid impacts featuring the famous Tunguska incident of 1908. Illustrated with images and video and accompanied by museic.

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November 21, 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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November 26, 2015 - November 26, 2015, 8pm GMT (Stourport On Severn, United Kingdom)
Presentation TO SEE THE BEGINNING OF TIME

Andrew Lound Presents his Odyssey Dramatic Presentation about the Hubble Space telescope, with stunning images, music and video.

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Past Events

February 18, 2015, 6:00pm CST (Arlington, Texas United States)
Star Gazing Meet and Greet

BYOT (bring your own telescope) Planetary Society Meet and Greet! We'll be gathering under the stars at River Legacy Park in Arlington to look at the sky and talk about space.

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February 10, 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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January 24, 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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January 18, 2015 - January 18, 2015, 2:00 CST (Chicago, Illinois United States)
Chicagoland First Meetup

The Chicago branch will be having its first meeting to discuss what we want to do as a branch, how we want to promote space exploration and science education in Chicago, and figure out how YOU can make a difference.

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January 13, 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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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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December 6, 2014, 6 to 7 p.m. PT (December 7, 2014, 2 to 3 a.m. GMT)
Waking Up on Pluto's Doorstep: New Horizons Comes Out of Hibernation

After nearly nine years in space, with most of that time spent in hibernation, the New Horizons spacecraft is about to awaken for its historic flyby of Pluto and Charon. Join Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan for a special conversation originating at Planetary Society headquarters.

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