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Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.

161 meetings. 115 members. 28 states. 1 Day of Action.

More than one hundred Planetary Society members from near and far advocated for space science and exploration in Washington, D.C. on 10 February 2020.

Your Impact: June Solstice 2019

The first of two new columns rounds up all the ways Society members are making a difference for space.

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.

Planetary Society Canada Update

Canadian National Coordinator Kate Howells provides an update on the state of the Society's Canadian initiative.

Planetary Radio: Ten Years A Roving: The Mars Exploration Rovers

This week's show looks back over ten years of exploration by Spirit and Opportunity. Writer A.J.S. Rayl recounts the challenges encountered early in the mission, and how an outstanding team triumphed.

PLANETARY RADIO LIVE: MAVEN Launches for Mars

Host Mat Kaplan will be joined by Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts and Emily Lakdawalla for this special live event.

Planetary Radio Live--Celebrating Curiosity

Bill Nye and Planetary Society colleagues welcome mission leaders Richard Cook and John Grotzinger to a live discussion about the Mars Science Laboratory Rover.

A Night To Remember: Celebrating Carl Sagan

On the evening of November 9, which would have been Carl Sagan's 78th birthday, the Planetary Society brought together some of his best friends to share their memories. We were also joined by four young scientists whose career choices were influenced by Carl.

Join Our Sagan Celebration

The Planetary Society has invited a few friends of Carl Sagan's to a celebration of his birth and his legacy. Watch the live webcast featuring physicist Kip Thorne, Contact Executive Producer Lynda Obst and much more!

Curiosity, Endeavour, and Bill Nye on Your Phone

This week's Planetary Radio episode presents highlights of the first Curiosity press briefing about the Martian atmosphere, and then takes you to the opening day ceremony for Shuttle Endeavour. You have till Friday, November 9, at 10am Pacific to send your 10th anniversary message to the show and possibly win Bill Nye on your answering machine.

Planetfest 2012 Was a Huge Success

Planetfest 2012 ended in the best possible way: the Curiosity rover touched down safely on the surface of Mars. In our ballroom, almost two thousand people leapt to their feet and provided thunderous applause to accompany the joyous celebration at mission control.

Talking Climate With Bill Nye

Talk about changing climates on this world and others brought 600 people to the Boulder Theater.

Stephen Hawking's Curios? UPDATE

The Cosmos Award for Public Presentation of Science -- at least the blown-glass Saturn trophy given to Stephen Hawking by The Planetary Society -- continues to appear around the Internet.

Space is vast. There's a lot of exploring to do.

You can increase discoveries in the worlds of our solar system and beyond. When you join The Planetary Society, you help build public support for planetary science, encourage decision makers to prioritize human and robotic exploration, and support technological advances in planetary exploration.

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