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Our Global Volunteer Network

We have Outreach Coordinators around the planet who organize local events, bringing people together to learn and celebrate space science and exploration. Check out planetary.org/volunteer to find your local volunteer group!

 


 

Spacecraft Dawn's Voyage to Ceres

How is Dawn able to orbit two extraterrestrial worlds? Dr. Bruce Betts has this week's Random Space Fact!

 


 

Intro Astronomy 2015. Class 5: Venus (cont.), Mars

Lecture 5 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2015 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers Venus (continued: surface landers, exploration), and Mars (characteristics, many types of geologic features, poles, exploration spacecraft: flyby, orbiters, and landers/rovers). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

 


 

Exploring Other Worlds with Carl Sagan

Sail with us back in time to 1983. Join Carl Sagan as he introduces you to The Planetary Society. Although we have grown and changed over the years, our core values and goals remain the same.

 


 

Other Worlds - Coming Soon!

Other Worlds with Emily Lakdawalla will be a new series about the different worlds in our solar system and the robots that help us explore them.

 


 

Your Passport to Explore the Endless Frontier

Enjoy this 1989 commercial for The Planetary Society. Come with us on a voyage of discovery.

 


 

Intro Astronomy 2015. Class 4: Eclipses, Mercury, Venus-Earth-Mars Atmospheres, Venus

Lecture 4 of Dr. Bruce Betts' online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers eclipses, Mercury (characteristics, geology, core, exploration, water ice at poles), the Terrestrial Planet Atmospheres/Triad Planets -- a comparison of Venus, Earth, and Mars and why their atmospheres are so different, including discussions of the Greenhouse Effect, temperature systems (Kelvins, Celsius, Fahrenheit), and plate tectonics; and Venus (characteristics, geologic evolution, exploration). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

 


 

Intro Astronomy 2015. Class 3: Telescopes, the Moon

Lecture 3 of Dr. Bruce Betts' online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers optical, radio, and space telescopes, the history, exploration, and importance of the Moon to our Solar System understanding, as well as impact cratering and lunar tides and phases. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

 


 

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