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Welcome to the The Planetary Society's Press Room. Here you'll find the latest information about Society events, programs, personalities, and other news about the exploration of the universe.

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Planetary Society CEO, President Respond to the Signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (May 8, 2017)

A statement in response to the enactment of HR.244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.

Bill Nye Joins March for Science as Honorary Co-chair, Speaker (March 30, 2017)

The Planetary Society today announced that CEO Bill Nye (The Science Guy®) will join the global March for Science as a speaker and honorary Co-chair.

World Premiere of “Bill Nye: Science Guy” Film at SXSW Film Festival (March 10, 2017)

Bill Nye is retiring his kid show act in a bid to become more like his late professor, astronomer Carl Sagan. Can Bill show the world why science matters in a culture increasingly indifferent to evidence?

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