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The Planetary Society Says Thank You!

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Are you wowed and awed by the discovery of new things?

So are we!

Become a Member of The Planetary Society and together we will explore space.

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Our founder Carl Sagan wanted the Planetary Society to be a grassroots organization, with people all over the world supporting space exploration.

Thanks to our Members and supporters, we are realizing this grand vision. To show our gratitude for your support, our staff and partners around the world send you heartfelt thanks via this short video.

May this holiday season bring you peace and the joy of discovery!

Bill Nye
Chief Executive Officer

Go to Infinite Visions, One Planetary Society to share, connect, comment on our future in space.


Edward Bousfield: 12/19/2012 02:52 CST

Warmest thanks for a great job!

Matti Koskivirta: 12/19/2012 02:53 CST

Great! Thank YOU!

Susan Radle: 12/19/2012 02:55 CST

This is my first year as a member! I am looking forward to being of use as a volunteer at soem point. I teach middle school science and math. I had a Space Club this year that used ideas from you to make it a great club. Thanks!

Tom Rivera: 12/19/2012 02:57 CST

exception job ALL

Bruce Cote: 12/19/2012 02:59 CST

You are very welcome, and thank you for keeping science and exploration a priority.

Dave Brody: 12/19/2012 03:00 CST

What a sweet, genuine, heartfelt video-gram! Best success in our mutual support endeavors during the next Earth orbit!

Lucille Lattanzi: 12/19/2012 03:11 CST

I first "learned" of what would become the Society's mission while watching Carl Sagan with my Dad a very long time ago. Now, in a troubling time for our county and our world, it makes me hopeful and glad to know that all of the research mentioned in the video is going forward supported in part by by members' interest, actions, and enthusaism.

Morgan Sean Gibbs: 12/19/2012 03:13 CST

Fantastic year. Let's make next year even better!

Frank Harnden: 12/19/2012 03:16 CST

Great video! Keep up the wonderful work!

William Peck: 12/19/2012 03:16 CST

As a charter member, thank you for your vision on our planet and in space.

Vance High: 12/19/2012 03:20 CST

Planetary and space research needs the support of people like Carl Sagan and now expands with the involvement of others. This organization reverberates, oscillates, and promotes exploration on ALL aged levels. Thank you Dr. Sagan...your dream lives on.

Kenneth Heinrich: 12/19/2012 03:21 CST

Thanks for all the work everyone is doing at the Planetary Society. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Regards Ken Heinrich

Paolo Marelli: 12/19/2012 03:28 CST

Thank you for your job. Merry Christmas and Happy New Space Year!

James Radford: 12/19/2012 03:33 CST

Great to hear from the folks actually doing the projects!

Klaus Uhr: 12/19/2012 03:37 CST

Thank YOU for your continued effort in exploring all the amazing puzzles in space and advancing the cause of science.

Robert Cyr: 12/19/2012 03:40 CST

Thanks to Dr.Sagan I enrolled and have been a member ever since the beginning and it has been a fantastic experience! Let's continue to promote Space Science and Exploration!

Vicente San Nicolas: 12/19/2012 03:44 CST

Thank you for all your jobs . Merry Christmas from Spain and Happy New Year

Myron (Mike) Humphrey: 12/19/2012 03:49 CST

Thank you for the decades of remarkable progress in space exploration - I've been a member since the first few months. Best wishes for our future explorations. Mike ...

Steven Lavalle: 12/19/2012 04:08 CST

may we all someday see the next Earth>

Jay Albert: 12/19/2012 04:22 CST

That holiday message is a great idea. It really highlighted all the work the Planetary Society is doing. Good job and happy holidays!

Kevin McCaw: 12/19/2012 04:26 CST

I believe the best way to continue space exploration is to fund it from private enterprise so we don't have to depend on the government. I will be glad to exchange comments at

Albert Molloy: 12/19/2012 04:27 CST

Thank you for all your efforts. Space exploration isn't a luxury. It is a necessity for the long term survival of our species.

Michael Roser: 12/19/2012 04:27 CST

merry christmas to you all from New Zealand. Mike

Jack Krebs: 12/19/2012 04:32 CST

Way to go everyone. I am very proud to have joined the Planetary Society when it was first formed. I am sure that Carl would be proud of all of you Jack Krebs

Sebastian Sanzberro: 12/19/2012 04:34 CST

Happy Holidays and a Happy Next Orbit around the Sun! My Planetary Society membership has been an adventure. Here's to many more!

Ted Forte: 12/19/2012 04:37 CST

Proud to be a member. Thank you for the video-gram message. It's appreciated!

Robert La Belle: 12/19/2012 04:43 CST

I've been an enthusiastic supporter from the first. I keep saying that I just want to live until the NEXT big discovery is celebrated, and that's a good recipe for living forever!

Fred Knox: 12/19/2012 04:52 CST

I am more than happy to help support investigations into the last unknown frontier.

Frederick Knox: 12/19/2012 04:53 CST

I am happy to support explorations of the last frontier.

Leighton Cochran: 12/19/2012 05:00 CST

Nice effort. Great work all around. Have a wonderful 2013 and beyond.

Bob Walden: 12/19/2012 05:05 CST

It makes me feel good to support a true grass roots effort! I am glad to contribute in my small way to advance interplanetary science

Paul Lossau: 12/19/2012 05:09 CST

As a long time member of the Planetary Society, it is wonderful to see the many projects that are increasing the knowledge of our world and universe. Thank you and Happy Hollidays.

Jose Alarcon: 12/19/2012 05:17 CST

Nice video ! You've done a great job, keep it up !

Gerald Petrey: 12/19/2012 05:37 CST

Thanks to all of the many projects the Planetary Society supports. I was lucky enough to work at JPL back during the Voyager Jupiter encounters and I saw Carl Sagan there a lot. I have been a supporter every since. What better dream can there be than his of us opening our minds and understanding the cosmos? Keep up the good work!

Dr. Bert: 12/19/2012 05:44 CST

Thank you for all the wonderful discoveries now and in the future!

Richard Lang: 12/19/2012 05:49 CST

Thank you as well

Steven Saunders: 12/19/2012 06:12 CST

Joined this year and never looked back! Looking forward to a new year of discovery!

Larry Roark: 12/19/2012 06:26 CST

I am proud to be a member of the Planetary Society. I am also committed to working as a volunteer with SetiLive daily with over 14000 classifications personally to date..ET, stay tuned, I will find you shortly! Happy Holidays fellow Citizen Scientists, gods speed and god bless the USA!

Julian Parks: 12/19/2012 06:45 CST

Happy Holidays All. Thanks for all the good work you do!

Stephen Schmitt: 12/19/2012 06:45 CST

Thanks, and happy holidays.

Julia Lenocker: 12/19/2012 06:47 CST

Thank you, and keep up the good work!

Justin Turner: 12/19/2012 06:49 CST

Thank you and have a great holiday! Keep up the amazing work :)

Dianna Levingston: 12/19/2012 07:12 CST

Thanks, it's good to be a part (even though a very small part) of this amazing group.

Robert Murray: 12/19/2012 07:26 CST

A message from a charter member in Canada, thank you for all the hard work perseverance over the last 42+ years. The work your dedicated scientist and support staff has advanced the knowledge and participation of the people in all walks of life around the world. You truly have achieved Co founder Carl Sagan dream of being inclusive in space exploration and research. Great Job and all the best with your ventures in 2013.

Mark Wisniewski: 12/19/2012 07:37 CST

Happy Holidya to all and Thanks to all the mebers of The Planetary Society. I'm sure that if carl Sagon were here today he would be pleased and say "It shows much promise."

Sumio Nakazato: 12/19/2012 08:06 CST

Thanks, and a Happy new space year. 

Carl Van Vleet: 12/19/2012 08:11 CST

Thanks to Dr.Friedman,Dr.Carl Sagan and his partner in Life Dr.Ann Sagan. We humans are inspired to feed our curiosity to the fullest. What a fine journey it is.

Jayne Wilkinson: 12/19/2012 08:18 CST


Hassan Sedaghat: 12/19/2012 09:11 CST

I watched Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" in its entirety the first time it ran. I was young and It was one of the most delightful and exciting virtual voyages that I'd been on. Thanks to all you Planetary Society folk the hope remains alive for more wonderful things to come. It is a privilege and a pleasure to be a member!

Amber Iler: 12/19/2012 09:32 CST

Thank you for keeping in touch with us through such a great video. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Marilynn Foree: 12/19/2012 10:47 CST

How wonderful to see the far-reaching effects of the Society's contributions!

Klement Kondratovich: 12/19/2012 11:11 CST

Thank you for all that you do. Happy Holidays!

Lance May: 12/19/2012 11:23 CST

you are the guys doing the work, thank you and keep it up!

Carol Gore: 12/20/2012 12:24 CST

Thank you for working so hard on all the wonderful new things that are happening with the Planetary Society. Merry Christmas!

Antonie Botha: 12/20/2012 12:28 CST

Best of wishes for 2013 and keep up with the excellent word!

Don Pink: 12/20/2012 12:29 CST

Great work everyone, keep it up. Happy Holidays!

York Gorzolla: 12/20/2012 12:30 CST

Thank you all for your dedicated, hard work through out the years.

Paul Lewton: 12/20/2012 01:11 CST

That was a nice way to share the results of the generosity of all members sharing with members, as we know, all those participants are also members. I am but a small contributing member who has followed The Planetary Society (hanging on the edges of their space) longer than I have been a member but its so refreshing to see gratitude expressed sincerely! Keep going all! Maybe some day, we really will see the purpose for all those celestial bodies out there!

Gagarin Miljkovich: 12/20/2012 01:16 CST

Happy Holidays and Good New Space Year of 2013 from Sweden! Hopefully 2013 will be the year of "Zefram Cochrane", and we get a "warp-drive".

Ricardo Flores: 12/20/2012 02:34 CST

Thank you for such a wonderful video you produced for all of us, the members of such a great organization. Happy Holidays... we certainly need better news during these difficult times both emotionally and economically. Sincerely, a humble member since 1986.,

Veikko Syrjanen: 12/20/2012 05:09 CST

As a supporter of your work all the way from Finland for almost twenty years now I thank you and wish you Happy Holidays!

Max Paschall: 12/20/2012 05:56 CST

Thanks for all you do. The world needs to understand how important space exploration is to us all. It is our future. Thanks to your efforts, I have renewed hope for our future.

Walt Milowic: 12/20/2012 05:57 CST

Wow, that heartfelt thank you was unprecedented. You sometimes wonder if your donations to special groups like yourselves are making a difference. I guess they are! Thank YOU, for your "thank-you", it made my day.

Edward Mandity: 12/20/2012 07:22 CST

Brilliant. Thank you for keeping alive the thrill of exploration and discovery.

David Gash: 12/20/2012 07:34 CST

Thanks so much for making space expolation so intresting,brilliant keep up the good work

Hugo Durantini Luca: 12/20/2012 07:47 CST

Really proud to be a member, thanks for all your hard work. There is much to be done. As next year I will be starting the first year in university to become an Astronomer, Carl Sagan, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bruce, Emily and Mat and all the people in the TPS are my role model.

Gail Donaldson: 12/20/2012 09:16 CST

Wow! I am bowled over by this simple technological advance in telecommunications right here on earth, let alone all that the Society has accomplished since Dr. Sagan envisioned it. You're welcome. I just hope that I may be able to continue my small contributions to help make a difference. I hope that more and more younger people pick up the importance of your efforts and carry on.

William Hartnett: 12/20/2012 09:20 CST

Merry Xmas and a Peaceful New Year. Great job that all of you are doing.

Joel Rellatz: 12/20/2012 12:18 CST

Thank you for the great work you do. I am looking forward to even more discoveries, Happy Holidays to all.

Brett Pantalone: 12/20/2012 12:40 CST

Great video, thanks! It's a good reminder of the wide variety of special projects the society supports, and the main reason I continue to be a member after 30 years!

Edmund Masurovsky: 12/20/2012 12:41 CST

Best Wishes for a Healthy, Happy, Successful Holiday Season & New Year 2013

John Alvarez: 12/20/2012 06:56 CST

Joined these pass couple weeks and already renewed my membership three times. Haven't regretted it. Space, am I right? Who can argue with that. Also Mr. Nye, it all started when I first saw your show back in 1996 when I was child. So thank you and the Planetary Society for pushing the envelope. Plus Ultra "further beyond"

R. Mallory: 12/20/2012 07:00 CST

It is us who thank you. Somehow I received a "free copy" of the Planetary Report in 1986 when I was seeing a therapist due to a breakup of a marriage. I never knew who sent me a copy, but my therapist (who was in WV ) mentioned , by chance, someone from JPL (who remained unnamed of course) was also a client of his. Hmm! I wonder. Proud member since 1986

Carl Rutter: 12/20/2012 10:04 CST

Thanks to all of you. You are the backbone of the Planetary Society.

Brad Hamma: 12/20/2012 10:10 CST

Very nice video! Best wishes to all in 2013

Dennis Ritterbush: 12/21/2012 01:34 CST

As a high school earth science teacher, charter member, and enthusiastic supporter of what Carl Sagan started with the Cosmos series, this is a great testament to all of you who have advanced space exploration through the Planetary Society and those who are supporting it outside of the industry. Happy Holidays to all of you directly involved in space exploration. Keep the awe and wonder alive in 2013.

Norman Wille: 12/21/2012 05:30 CST

Great video Seasons Greetings Best Wishes for a productive and exciting 2013

Mike Turney: 12/21/2012 06:23 CST

I have always been most impressed by The Planetary Society because their vision is as grand and true as their sincerity and heart. Carl would be very proud indeed... Thank YOU for all you do. To a prosperous and peaceful New Year, Mike

J. Muricy Neto: 12/21/2012 09:44 CST

I am sure that Carl Sagan, from a very near galaxy,is keeping an eye on you and smiling at the great job done toward space exploration. Best Wishes to you and your team!

mohammed ali gouran mohit: 12/22/2012 12:11 CST

I am sure that Carl Sagan, as a Dragon of Eden,always think about us as The Earth Is But On Country .Happy new year and Merry Chris Mass

Frank Skorina: 12/22/2012 10:08 CST

Very effective!

Jason Bingham: 12/23/2012 10:48 CST

I'm coming up on 16 years as a Planetary Society member and it has been a most rewarding experience. I only wish I had more to give, but alas here on terra firma I have to keep my own life support viable as well.

Rick Cenotto: 12/23/2012 01:13 CST

NO...Thank-you......Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Bob Lozito: 12/24/2012 07:23 CST

I have been a member of the Planetary Society since the days of Carl Sagan. Many dreams and ideas have become a reality. Let’s keep up the good work. It is a big universe.

Matti Karjala: 12/25/2012 12:56 CST

A member since 1988, I've seen and have the privilege of having been part of some truly amazing feats in space and planetary research. Thank you for reminding me why I joined the Planetary Society.

Barbara Svetkovich: 12/25/2012 10:04 CST

Nice to put faces to names and hear their words!!

Christophe Wollak: 12/27/2012 02:29 CST

It is great to participate even if it is in a small way. With scientists like those in Planetary Society, every new discovery is a new wonder

Darian Mark: 12/28/2012 04:42 CST

Watching your video was great. I only wish I can THANK all the people individually in the video for all the hard work and great minds they must have. Thank You Carl Sagan and Bill Nye all have greatest New Year

J. Jacobs: 12/28/2012 05:10 CST

As always, The Planetary Society is there with the most, best and cutting edge work for our future in space. Can't wait to see what the new year will bring. Thank you.

Patrick Morton: 12/28/2012 08:02 CST

count me in, !!congratulations. you will soon receive my envelope!!

mohammad mazidi: 12/29/2012 05:07 CST

Thank you very much.

John Mifsud: 12/29/2012 05:17 CST

You are very generous spending so much time to bring what out there over my desk. Thanks

Miguel Betancur: 12/29/2012 07:37 CST

Very magnificent video, thank you. My best wishes for an exciting new year for Planetary Society, from Colombia.

SNOWMANPORTER: 12/29/2012 10:52 CST

I had no idea there were so many people involved in the Planetary Society. As a New Member I'm looking froward to the future and more exciting finds beyond our Solar System. Space The Final Frontier, to quote a phrase I heard some where. Happy 2013

nando: 12/29/2012 01:12 CST

Excelente trabajo. Continuaremos apoyando su trabajo

Lon: 12/29/2012 04:05 CST

Keep up the great work. Carl would be proud.

Lola Brocksen: 12/29/2012 06:31 CST

Happy Holidays! Thank you for everything.

Masanori NISHI: 12/31/2012 10:55 CST

Thanks billions, billions, and billions to you all of my fellow members and affiliates all over the planet. I hope this year would mark the real humanitalian union of the people of the world to seek out the Stars and star stuff out there together, over coming all the difficulties and defferences we all have been facing. When you wish upon a star, make no difference who you are. Let's keep reaching out the stars, my friends. Thank you for everything you have given me for all the years.

Roy Wright: 12/31/2012 05:04 CST

Thanks for sharing acquired knowledge with the science communities of the world. It's the art of science projects within the minds of our species that becomes a reality for sharing the wave of the cosmos. Dr. Sagan was one such sharing actors as is and as are the Planetary Society subscribers and contributors.

Zem: 12/31/2012 10:33 CST

Thank you guys! Carl Sagan sure would have been proud of you!

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