Janet Ivey

Janet Ivey

President at Explore Mars, CEO of Janet's Planet

Janet Ivey, creator of Janet’s Planet is committed to enriching the lives of children via education and live performances, TV, and online programming. With over 25 years in the children’s entertainment and education space, Ivey has captivated Nashville and beyond with her work and she has received 12 Regional Emmys, 5 Gracie Allen Awards, for her children’s series Janet’s Planet that airs on 140+ public television stations nationwide. Janet is a Buzz Aldrin ShareScience Ambassador and has won a STEM-FLORIDA Award for the “Exploring Microgravity,” educational video about gravity and microgravity, she wrote and produced for Space Florida. Janet is committed to sharing the joy of exploration and discovery with children around the globe. On November 5th 2016, Janet was awarded the Inaugural “Permission to Dream” Award from Rick Tumlinson’s New World’s Institute for her commitment to STEAM education and global space and science outreach.

In 2015 was named to the Board of Governors for the National Space Society and the spokesperson for Enterprise in Space, Janet will carry the mission of educating young people about the solar system, planetary science and forever tell GIRLS “that SMART is the most beautiful thing you can be.”

Janet Ivey is a tireless advocate for children and has mentored countless young people all over the world. Janet’s mission has and will be always, to enrich the lives of children via art and science, multi-media education and intelligent AWE infused programming that focuses on space exploration and planetary science.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Mars Beckons: The 2021 Humans to Mars Summit

Highlights of the annual gathering of leaders and experts who are building toward humans walking on the Red Planet.

Why Mars? We’ve Got the Answers

The great adventure awaits! Mat Kaplan hosts an entertaining panel discussion at the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC. Eight guests provide their diverse and inspiring reasons for humans to visit the Red Planet.