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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 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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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 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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February 28, 2015, 2pm 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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March 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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March 28, 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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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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April 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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April 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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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 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 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 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 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 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

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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September 28, 2013, 7pm (Toronto, Canada)
Planetary Society President Jim Bell at the Toronto Science Festival: Using Rovers to Search for Evidence of Life on the Red Planet

In the past decade, NASA has successfully landed three rovers on Mars–Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity–in some of the most ambitious missions of robotic exploration ever attempted. Jim Bell of ASU and the President of The Planetary Society, is one of the leading scientist in charge of the colour camera systems on these rovers. In this presentation, Bell will share his favorite images and stories from “inside” mission operations, describe the major scientific findings made by the trio of Mars explorers, and discuss plans for future exploration of the Red Planet. SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SOCIETY MEMBERS.

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September 22, 2013, 10 pm (UTC) - Opening (Santo Andre, Brazil)
XVIII Annual Meeting of the Association of Brazilian Planetariums

Eighteenth edition of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Brazilian Planetariums (ABP) in collaboration with The Planetary Society through voluntary actions of the Society´s regional coordinator in Brazil. XVIII ABP Meeting - From Sept 22 to 26, 2013.

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September 14, 2013, 7:30pm - 8:30pm (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Emily Lakdawalla at ScopeOut

Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla will present the keynote address at the Cincinnati Observatory's Telescope Festival. She'll share tales and images from current robotic missions across the solar system.

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September 12, 2013, 20.00 - 21.30 BST (London, United Kingdom)
[Sold Out] A Night on Mars at the National Maritime Museum

Join us at the Visions of the Universe exhibition for an intimate, after-hours discussion on the past, present and future of Mars exploration featuring Mars scientists on NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity missions. Special discount available for Society members.

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