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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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For more information on any of these releases, contact us at 626-793-5100 or via email at tps@planetary.org.

Planetary Society Participates in President Obama's Florida Space Conference (April 14, 2010)

A strong contingent of Planetary Society board members will participate in President Obama's April 15th Space Conference in Florida.

Planetary Society Offers Funding to International Asteroid-Tracking Community (March 17, 2010)

To find and track near-Earth objects (NEOs) to determine which -- if any -- pose a threat to our world, The Planetary Society has issued a call for new proposals for its Gene Shoemaker Near Earth Object Grants.

Stephen Hawking to Accept Cosmos Award in Cambridge, England (February 24, 2010)

The Planetary Society has named physicist Stephen Hawking the next recipient of the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science.

Saving Earth One Asteroid at a Time (February 12, 2010)

Last month, a baseball-sized meteorite punched through the roof of a doctor's office in Lorton, Virginia, scattering insulation and ripping a hole in the carpet. What if it had been larger � much larger � and what if we knew in advance that it was coming?

Planetary Society Welcomes New NASA Budget (February 1, 2010)

NASA received both strong support and a new direction from the Obama Administration in the fiscal year 2011 budget proposal.

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