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All 2017 Events

October 25, 2017, 3pm - 5pm ET (Washington, D.C.)
After Cassini: What's Next for the Outer Planets?

The Planetary Society is hosting space scientists, experts, and partner organizations to highlight the future of outer planets exploration after the end of the Cassini mission at Saturn. This is a casual reception with short remarks by special guests. Complimentary food and drink is provided.

September 18, 2017, 7:30-9:30PM PDT (Pasadena, California United States)
Destined to Crash: Cassini’s Grand Finale

The Cassini Mission at Saturn has been one of the most exciting and successful in the history of planetary science. Now it is about to come to a climatic end as it plunges into the great ringed world. KPCC/Southern California Public Radio has teamed with The Planetary Society for a public celebration on Monday evening, September 18th, just three days after the grand finale.

August 21, 2017
Slooh LIVE Eclipse Webcast

If you can’t make it to an event along the path of totality, you can watch totality happen LIVE via Slooh is your interface to outer space. You can control online telescopes, watch LIVE streaming events, participate in the community and more. For the 2017 North American Eclipse they will be broadcasting totality live from the Elk Creek Campground in Idaho.

August 21, 2017
Bill Nye at Homestead National Monument

Join our CEO Bill Nye, Dr. Amy Mainzer from JPL, and Ready Jet Go! (PBS Kids) at Homestead National Monument in Nebraska. Nye will join Park Rangers and celebrated science educators onsite in the path of totality and on stage to welcome visitors as they enjoy totality. Ready Jet Go! will help lead the crowd through the 90 minutes of eclipse phases through a series of demonstrations, Q&A with Dr. Amy Mainzer, songs from the series, a countdown to Eclipse Totality, and explanations of what to look, feel, and listen for as the shadow of the total solar eclipse descends over Homestead.

August 21, 2017
The Planetary Society's Mat Kaplan Hosts Stadium Eclipse Viewing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Mat Kaplan of Planetary Radio will enjoy the eclipse from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The school's August 19-21 celebration will include an Eclipse ComicCon, Astronomy, Science & Technology Expo, and a Planetary Radio Live stage show on Sunday, August 20th. Mat will host the live stadium show the next day as 50,000 campus visitors and webcast viewers around the world wait for day to become night.

August 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CDT
Planetary Radio Live from Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Join Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan for two interactive panel discussions and audience Q&A sessions covering a wide range of eclipse-related topics - from eclipse basics and what to expect, to amateur astronomy, astrophotography, and more!

July 20, 2017, 7:30-9:30PM PDT (Pasadena, California United States)
Red-hot real estate: Living on Mars

Join Planetary Radio Live host Mat Kaplan for a fascinating conversation with Mars experts as the Planetary Society returns to KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum.

March 11, 2017, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Join Us for The Planetary Society SXSW Members Reception

The Planetary Society is coming to Texas for the world premiere of the documentary film Bill Nye: Science Guy at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. Word has it the story of our LightSail spacecraft is tightly woven into the narrative. Yes, the Society is about to make our Hollywood film debut alongside our CEO and citizen-funded LightSail.

February 16, 2017, 7:30–9:30 PM (Pasadena, California United States)
Incoming! Studying and avoiding near-Earth asteroids and comets

The Planetary Society returns to KPCC In Person's Crawford Family Forum for another Planetary Radio Live hosted by Mat Kaplan. We’ll hear how the sky is being watched and explore the early thinking about how to protect Earth and civilization. There’s a lot of work under way, from spacecraft that visit these miniature worlds to the hundreds of amateur astronomers who help find and track them.

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