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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 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, 5:00-6:30pm (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 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 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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Past Events

December 2, 2014, 2:00pm (Washington, D.C.)
Past Life? Present Life? The Future of Solar System Exploration

The Planetary Society, the world’s largest space interest group, and its CEO Bill Nye The Science Guy will host expert scientists to explore about the astrobiological significance of exploring Mars and Europa in the United States Senate on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

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December 1, 2014, 7pm - 9pm EST (Washington, D.C.)
Space Café on Astrobiology with Kevin Hand and David Grinspoon

Grab a drink and talk space with planetary scientists Kevin Hand and David Grinspoon, experts in astrobiology around the solar system.

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November 23, 2014, 2:30pm - 4:30pm EST (Arlington, Virginia)
D.C. Member Meeting with Special Guest Dr. Louise Prockter

Join other local Planetary Society members to hear a presentation by Dr. Louise Prockter, Deputy Project Scientist on the NASA Europa Clipper Pre-Project, about the future of Europa exploration.

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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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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.

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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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