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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 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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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

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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September 6, 2013, 7:30pm - 9pm PDT
Planetary Radio LIVE: Watch Lunar Orbiter’s Launch to the Moon

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY. READ HOW TO WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST Join us for the launch of NASA's newest lunar explorer. We'll watch the countdown as the LADEE orbiter - that's the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer - begins its journey to the Moon.

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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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