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35th Anniversary Frequently Asked Questions

Where are our events located?

Reception at The Huntington Library

The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA  91108

The Huntington has two entrance gates: at Allen Avenue, just south of California Boulevard, and on Oxford Road.

Headquarter Dedication and Family Space Festival

The Planetary Society
60 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Gala Dinner and More to Explore: A Space Celebration with Bill Nye

Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Directions and Parking

Parking: There are several parking lots near our office and Civic Auditorium. Here is a map of the parking lots (pdf) near the Pasadena Convention Center.
Direction to the Civic Auditorium:
The Planetary Society: We are located at 60 S. Los Robles Ave. at the corner of Green and Los Robles. The closest parking lot to our office is the Los Robles Garage.

What is the suggested attire?  

For festival & open house, casual attire. For reception & dinner, business attire requested. 

I’m coming from out of town—where should I stay?  

Special rates for local accommodations available at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel. Go online to or call the reservation line at 626-449-4000 and let them know that you are a “Planetary Society attendee” to receive the Planetary Society member rate.  

Can you tell me more about The Planetary Society Archive?  

The Planetary Society opened its doors 35 years ago, the organization made its home in Pasadena. To our founders it made sense: not only is this leafy Southern California town a stone’s throw away from JPL, world capital of planetary exploration, it’s also home to Caltech, the Carnegie Observatories, the Huntington Library, the Norton Simon Museum, and other outstanding civic and cultural institutions. The Planetary Society fit right in and soon became a global force for advancing space science and exploration. 

Over the years, The Society kept records of everything it did: the founders’ plans, projects from SETI to the solar sail, advocacy campaigns, Planetfests, and much more. As storage rooms filled with documents, posters, flyers, displays, and models, there came a realization that this singular collection does not belong to The Society alone; these records are a key part of the history of space exploration and should be preserved for study today and in the future. When offered the opportunity to archive our collection at the Huntington Library, there was no hesitation. Not only is the Huntington a global center for the study of the history of science and a magnet for researchers near and far, it is also expert at preserving and cataloguing archives like The Society’s. 

The Society is proud to donate its records to this world class research center and fellow cherished Pasadena institution. There can be no better guardian of the history and legacy of The Planetary Society.

How do I purchase tickets if I’m only attending More to Explore: A Space Celebration with Bill Nye?

The Pasadena Civic Auditorium partners exclusively with Ticketmaster, so all ticket sales must go through them unless you are purchasing additional events for the weekend.  Just click on the “More to Explore Tickets” button, below, and use the offer code TPS35 to receive a 10% discount!  

If you are attending additional events, then use the “A Grand Celebration Tickets” button and purchase all of your tickets there.  

RSVP for the Event! 

Join us for A Grand Celebration of Space Science and Exploration. Click on the appropriate button below if you are ready to RVSP or simply make a gift to support The Planetary Society Archive. 

Ticket Ordering

1. Tickets are almost sold out, but there may be some remaining tickets available for our More to Explore event from TicketMaster (see below).


2. If you are only attending the Saturday evening event, More to Explore: A Space Celebration with Bill Nye, then purchase your ticket at Ticketmaster, and use the offer code TPS35 to receive a 10% discount:

More to Explore Tickets


3. If you cannot attend, but would like to support the Archive Project, then you may make a contribution here: 

Regrets – Archive Gift Only

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