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Aug 31, 2022

Bill Nye and The Planetary Society announce new membership program for kids who love space

The Planetary Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has empowered the public to take a meaningful role in advancing space exploration since its founding in 1980. Now young people can join the organization as part of the Society’s new membership program, The Planetary Academy.

Apr 20, 2022

The Planetary Society Statement on the 2022 Planetary Decadal Survey

The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent space interest organization, issued a statement in response to the publication of Origins, Worlds, and Life, A Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023 - 2032.

Mar 16, 2022

The Planetary Society announces first-ever winners of new STEP grant program

The Planetary Society has selected two first-ever winners of its new Science and Technology Empowered by the Public (STEP) grant program. The winning projects are a radio SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) citizen science project and a planetary defense project to use a novel technique to study near-Earth asteroids.

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