The CalTech discoverer and destroyer of worlds celebrates his new book with a party. PlanRad is there to talk with him. Emily Lakdawalla laments the orbital insertion failure of a Japanese Venus probe. Bill Nye the Planetary Guy reviews a particularly busy week in space. Bruce Betts tells us where and when to watch a lunar eclipse. You can also win the 2011 Year In Space Desktop Calendar in our new space trivia contest.