Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
Announcing Planetary Radio: Space Policy Edition
Announcing Planetary Radio Extra: Space Policy Edition (PRE:SPE for short)—a new spinoff of Planetary Radio that will delve into the weeds of space policy and politics.
Bill Nye�s �Unstoppable� Book & New Greatest Generation
In his new book, “Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World,” Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye addresses a “New Greatest Generation” -- today’s young leaders who embrace science and optimism for a viable future.
The Success of European Rover Challenge
In September, the second edition of European Rover Challenge (ERC)—the biggest space and robotics event in Europe—took place in Poland. Who took home the top spot?
Neil deGrasse Tyson to Receive Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science
Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will accept The Planetary Society’s Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science in Pasadena, California on October 24, 2015.
Mars Week Continues: We've Released Our 'Humans Orbiting Mars' Workshop Report
Learn all about a sustainable, affordable path to get humans to the Red Planet—a path that goes through Mars orbit and Phobos.
The Planetary Society Visits Camp Imgur
Last weekend Imgur hosted a weekend camp for their members and invited Merc Boyan to come out and talk about space and The Society!
The Planetary Society at Earth Day NYC
Volunteer Network Coordinator Kate Howells reports on our first time participating in New York City's enormous Earth Day celebration.
New Horizons One Earth Message
The One Earth Message Project is going to send a message to the stars, and we invite members of the Planetary Society to join us in this historic endeavor.
A Love Letter to Science Education
The Planetary Society Operations Assistant Whitney Pratz reports from the National Science Teacher Association Conference and on the development of our youth education and outreach program, Planetary Kids.
A New Path to Mars?
A new advocacy initiative for the Society: let's get humans to Mars.
Announcing: Planetary TV!
Planetary Society Media Producer Merc Boyan presents our new video resource.
A Look Back at an Amazing Year
As excited as we are to jump into 2015, I want to take time to reflect on the year coming to a close and applaud all that we’ve accomplished working together.
Reporting from the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union
In San Francisco, in an annual tradition, more than 20,000 geologists are descending on the Moscone Center. I'll be attending #AGU14 this week, but you can also watch press briefings and many of the sessions online.
Calling Serious Asteroid Hunters
I am happy to announce a new call for proposals for The Planetary Society’s Gene Shoemaker Near Earth Object (NEO) grant program. Proposals are due Feb. 2, 2015.
TPS at DPS: A Screening of Desert Moon, Advocacy with Casey Dreier, and a Sagan Lecture
The Planetary Society will be well-represented at next week's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Tucson, Ariz.
The Art of Planetary Science
On October 17-19, 2014, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on the University of Arizona campus hosted the second annual Art of Planetary Science exhibition. This exhibition featured works of art inspired by the solar system, alongside works by scientists created from their scientific data.
Watching Siding Spring's encounter with Mars
The nucleus of comet Siding Spring passes close by Mars on Sunday, October 19, at 18:27 UTC. Here are links to webcasts and websites that should have updates throughout the encounter.
A Glimpse Into NASA's New History Archives
NASA's immense reference collection got a makeover at its Washington, D.C. location recently. Jason Callahan gives you a glimpse behind the scenes as guests made their way into the new rooms while enjoying good conversation and, of course, Moon Pies.
Join me on "Virtually Speaking Science" August 6
LightSail update: Launch dates
I’m excited to report some big news on The Planetary Society’s LightSail project: actual launch dates on actual launch vehicles!