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Bill Nye's Open Letter to President Barack Obama

Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye reads his open letter to President Barack Obama, arguing for the embrace of NASA's planetary exploration initiative.

 


 

Bill Nye Speaks at Kennedy Space Center Before the MAVEN Mission's Launch to Mars

Bill Nye spoke to a crowd of hundreds at the Kennedy Space Center visitor's complex the day before NASA's MAVEN mission launched for Mars.

 


 

PlanetVac: Planetary Surface Sampling Vacuum Chamber Demonstration

Honeybee Robotics' PlanetVac, made possible by The Planetary Society, is a new way of doing one of the hardest yet most valuable things in planetary exploration: sampling a planetary surface -- gathering planetary dirt -- and then transferring that dirt to a science instrument or sample return capsule. This video documents the first test of a complete prototype PlanetVac system, done in a vacuum chamber at Mars-like pressures.

 


 

In Saturn's Shadow

Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society reveals the hidden features of this spectacular photo mosaic of the planet Saturn, as seen by NASA's Cassini mission in 2013.

 


 

Comet ISON: Super Bright or Super Lame?

Video by Planetary Society Director of Projects Bruce Betts providing the basics about Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) including information about visibility and its close pass by the Sun.

 


 

Bill Nye Welcome to ARKYD Donors

Special welcome video to ARKYD donors.

 


 

Episode 09: Bill Nye Explains Why Jupiter is Like a Blender

Bill Nye explains how Jupiter helped spread the building blocks of life around the Solar System. Watch Nye demonstrate the scientific principles behind Jupiter's role in the formation of our Solar System.

 


 

Episode 08: The Deadliest Radiation in the Solar System

Bill Nye takes on Jupiter's deadly radiation. Jupiter produces the radiation equivalent of 100 million x-rays. Watch Nye show you how NASA will protect the instruments on the Juno spacecraft from this incredibly hostile environment.

 


 

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