Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, & Space Stars Gather for Celebration of Planetary Society’s 35th Anniversary
Overview: Daylong Celebration to Include Building Dedication, Family Space Fair & Ticketed Evening Party for Public
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
MEDIA R.S.V.P. Details:
MORNING EVENT: Credentialed media may r.s.v.p. to [email protected]. Please provide name, affiliation, and photographer/cameraperson name (if applicable). Bill Nye, speakers to field Q&A following dedication (11:40am - 12:00pm PDT).
EVENING PROGRAM: A limited number of gratis press seats/passes are available for credentialed journalists. Please contact [email protected]. Limit two per news outlet: one journalist and one cameraperson (video and/or still photography are permitted). Press passes include program viewing and photo/videography opportunities.
MORNING EVENT: Building dedication to unveil new Planetary Society headquarters.
WHO: Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye (The Science Guy), Board of Directors President Jim Bell, Other Leaders
WHAT: Building dedication
WHEN: 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
WHERE: The Planetary Society Headquarters 60 South Los Robles Pasadena, CA 91101
EVENING EVENT: The public is invited to join Planetary Society CEO, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and other space stars for More to Explore: a community celebration of The Planetary Society’s 35th Anniversary.
WHO: A star-studded cast from the worlds of science fact and science fiction includes:
Neil deGrasse Tyson, longtime Planetary Society Board Member, will receive the prestigious Cosmos Award for the Public Presentation of Science
Andy Weir, author of the book The Martian (blockbuster film in theaters now)
Actors from the Star Trek universe, including Nichelle Nichols, Robert Picardo, and Jeri Ryan
NASA scientists Dava Newman and Amy Mainzer
Planetary Society personalities Emily Lakdawalla, Jim Bell, Bruce Betts, Mat Kaplan, Jason Davis, and Casey Dreier
World premiere of melodysheep’s newest Symphony of Science music video, Beyond the Horizon
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00p.m. PDT
WHERE: The Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA
The Planetary Society has inspired millions of people to explore other worlds and seek other life. With the mission to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration, its international membership makes the non-governmental Planetary Society the largest space interest group in the world. Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman founded The Planetary Society in 1980. Bill Nye, a longtime member of The Planetary Society's Board, serves as CEO.