As 2015 wraps up, The Planetary Society celebrates yet another year of public outreach. Our fantastic volunteers around the world have worked hard all year to bring space to their communities. Here are a few highlights of the great work done throughout the Global Volunteer Network this year. To join us as a volunteer, go to planetary.org/volunteer.
A young space cadet checks out the view through a telescope at The Planetary Society’s family space festival, part of our 35th anniversary celebrations in Pasadena, CA.
Washington, DC chapter outing to see The Martian
Outreach coordinator Jack Kiraly (far right) brought Planetary Society members together in Washington, DC for an outing to see The Martian and share their views on space exploration.
Los Angeles, CA Volunteers at Northrup Grumman Science Caf�
Volunteers in Los Angeles represented The Planetary Society at Northrop Grumman’s Science Café.
London, ON, Canada
London, Ontario volunteers joined other local space organizations to get the public excited about lunar exploration during the 2015 International Observe the Moon Night.
Los Angeles, CA Volunteers at Griffith Observatory
LA County volunteers regularly take part in the Griffith Observatory’s star parties, teaching stargazers about space exploration.
TPS volunteers do experiments with kids in the Los Robles Astronomy Club in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Who doesn't love stickers?
Kids sure do, and Planetary Society volunteers make the most of the sticker appeal to get kids hooked on space.
Volunteer Ron Dickens represented The Planetary Society at the Science Alive! Festival in Adelaide, Australia this year, bringing the story of LightSail to the Australian public.
New York City
Outreach coordinators Andre Montanez and Kari Ensor did our CEO Bill Nye proud at a fundraiser party in New York City.
Student volunteers get ready to recruit members for the Planetary Society club at Carnegie Mellon University Qatar.
Los Angeles, CA Volunteers at a public elementary school
LA volunteers brought outer space to the gymnasium at a local elementary school’s astronomy day.
Washington, DC Science Club
Members, volunteers and strangers alike all gathered at the Science Club in Washington, DC for the local outreach group’s kickoff event.
Outreach coordinator Phil Rossomando chats with a future space explorer after a talk in Philadelphia, PA.
Long Beach, CA
Who knew Luke and Leia were Planetary Society members? Not surprising, when you think about it. And our volunteers made sure they showed it, kitting them out with stickers at the Long Beach Comic Expo.