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The Planetary Post - 2016: A Magnificent Year for Space Exploration

Space exploration had a very exciting year, from Scott Kelly's record-breaking Year in Space aboard the ISS to a launch to an asteroid and much more in between. Robert Picardo takes a look back at some of the space science highlights of 2016.



The Planetary Post - Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot

A reading of Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot by Star Trek's Robert Picardo, who also serves as a member of The Planetary Society Board of Directors and is the host of our monthly email newsletter, The Planetary Post.



Space Love Story

Carl Sagan famously said of science: “When you're in love, you want to tell the world.” That's how we feel about space exploration. Watch as Bill Nye, Nichelle Nichols, Leland Melvin, Emily Lakdawalla, Robert Picardo, Casey Dreier, Mat Kaplan, Bruce Betts, and CaLisa Lee tell their stories of how they fell in love with space.



The Planetary Post - The Cosmos Award

Welcome to the ninth installment of The Planetary Post. This month, host Robert Picardo tells us the history of the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science, named in honor of our co-founder Carl Sagan. Sign up for our newsletter at



The Planetary Post - Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Welcome to the eigth installment of The Planetary Post, our monthly newsletter from Robert Picardo featuring the most notable space happenings. This month we journey to San Diego Comic-Con and quiz Trekkies and NASA scientists with trivia to celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary.



The Planetary Post - U.S. National Parks

Welcome to the seventh installment of The Planetary Post, our monthly newsletter from Robert Picardo featuring the most notable space happenings. This month we explore the night skies of the U.S. National Parks and much more.



Globular Clusters

Bill Nye stops by for a tasty episode about globular clusters. Part of a balanced galaxy!



Parks After Dark: Death Valley

CaLisa Lee takes us to Death Valley National Park to talk to rangers and astronomers about how and why National Parks keep the night sky so dark.



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