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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

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 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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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

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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June 18, 2013, 8:00 pm (Washington, D.C. United States)
DC Planetary: First Volunteer Meetup

Come down to the Iron Horse Tap Room to meet other Planetary Society members and help plan future events for the DC chapter!

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June 17, 2013, 7:00pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
[Sold out] Singer/Songwriter Peter Mayer Joins Bill Nye For a Cosmic Concert

Join us at the intersection of science, nature and music for a very special Planetary Radio Live with the great Peter Mayer. Bill Nye will join host Mat Kaplan for a conversation with Pete. Tickets are free, but reservations are required.

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June 15, 2013, 2pm - 10pm PDT (Los Angeles, California)
Star Party @ Griffith Observatory

The Southern California regional volunteers will set up telescopes for a public star party on the lawn at Griffith Observatory and will need volunteers to help keep the telescope lines in order, speak to guests that are waiting in line, and promote the Planetary Society.

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June 11, 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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June 4, 2013, 7:30pm - 9pm MST (Tempe, Arizona)
Free Science Café with the President of the Planetary Society

The Planetary Society is proud to invite you to an evening with scientists working on the Mars Curiosity and Opportunity missions, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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