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

A ring of fire and Titan’s explosive volcanoes

All the latest space news, plus ways you can celebrate and advocate for space.

Your Impact: March Equinox 2020

Celebrating Shoemaker Grant winners, Society awards, and volunteer efforts around the world.

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.

In 1983, Carl Sagan Urged NASA to Send a Mission to Saturn and Titan

Long before the Cassini-Hugygens spacecraft launched in 1997 to explore Saturn and Titan, The Planetary Society urged NASA to make the mission a reality.

Registration Is Now Open for the 2020 Day of Action

Join The Planetary Society and advocate for space in Washington, D.C. this 9 - 10 February 2020.

Your Impact: September Equinox 2019

Your LightSail 2 spacecraft is in space, controlling its orbit solely on the power of sunlight.

Your Impact: June Solstice 2019

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

100 Planetary Society Members. 25 States. 1 Day of Action.

Society members from across the United States came to Washington, D.C. on their own dime to advocate for space science and exploration.

Why Start A Space Program?

Casey Dreier observes the genesis of a new space agency in Australia, and how The Planetary Society helped make it happen.

Space Policy & Advocacy Program Quarterly Report - July 2018

The Planetary Society's Space Policy and Advocacy team publishes quarterly reports on their activities, actions, priorities, and goals in service of their efforts to promote space science and exploration in Washington, D.C.

Space Policy & Advocacy Program Quarterly Report - April 2018

The Planetary Society's Space Policy and Advocacy team publishes quarterly reports on their activities, actions, priorities, and goals in service of their efforts to promote space science and exploration in Washington, D.C.

Introducing Space Advocacy 101

Space Advocacy 101 is a new (and free!) online course to help space fans become empowered space advocates.

An Interplanetary Mateship: The Planetary Society Continues our Australian Initiative

Thanks to recent investments by our members in The Planetary Society’s Space Policy & Advocacy program, we now have the resources to institute a strategic effort to support the exploration of space in an international context.

Announcing the Planetary Science Congressional Caucus

I'm excited to share with you a major step forward for the support of space exploration in the U.S. Congress: the formation of a new caucus devoted to planetary science and exploration.

Before the State of the Union, a chance to talk science

Before the State of the Union address, Bill Nye and Planetary Society staff met with sixteen sitting members of Congress. At each meeting they had the opportunity to talk about the importance of space exploration and scientific research.

Bill Nye and the State of a Polarized Union

Last week, The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye accepted an invitation by NASA Administrator nominee Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to join him as his guest at the State of the Union address. We anticipated this would be a controversial decision, and we were right.

Space Policy & Advocacy Program Quarterly Report - January 2018

As a service to our members and to promote transparency, The Planetary Society's Space Policy and Advocacy team publishes quarterly reports on their activities, actions, priorities, and goals in service of their efforts to promote space science and exploration in Washington, D.C.

Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye to Attend the State of the Union Address

When a congressman and current nominee for NASA Administrator asks you to be his guest at the state of the union address in Washington, D.C., how do you respond? For us, the answer was easy. Yes, Bill would be there.

Congress rejects graduate student tax

The Planetary Society was proud to join dozens of other scientific organizations in standing against this unnecessary and detrimental tax increase on the future scientific workforce of the United States.

After Cassini, What’s Next for the Outer Planets?

The Planetary Society likes to look ahead, and in that spirit we organized a reception at the Library of Congress to bring scientists, legislators, and their staff together to honor Cassini and get excited about our future in the outer planets.

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