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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

September 21, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PDT (Pasadena, California)
Planetary Radio Live: MAVEN Arrives at Mars

A new emissary from Earth is about to reach the Red Planet. Help us celebrate the arrival of MAVEN as the Planetary Society returns to KPCC/Southern California Public Radio’s Crawford Family Forum. You’ll join a lively conversation about Mars exploration and the secrets that may be revealed by this new orbiter.

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September 25, 2014 - September 30, 2014, 9:00am UTC-3 (Anapolis, Brazil)
XIX Meeting of the Association of Brazilian Planetariums

The Association of Brazilian Planetariums (ABP) holds an annual meeting aimed at exchanging experience, professional qualification, disclosure and discussion of technical and scientific equipment and improving management of Brazilian planetariums.

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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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October 30, 2014, 7.15pm BST (Bucknell, United Kingdom)
Odyssey Dramatic Presnetation 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

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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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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May 31, 2013, 2pm EDT (Google+ Hangout, )
White House Hangout -- We the Geeks: Asteroids with Bill Nye

This Friday, an asteroid nearly three kilometers wide is going to pass by the Earth-Moon system. The fly-by is harmless — at its closest, the asteroid will be about 15 times farther from us than the Earth is from the Moon — but to mark the event, the White House will host the second in a series of "We the Geeks" Google+ Hangouts to talk asteroids with Bill Nye the Science Guy, former astronaut Ed Lu, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, and more.

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