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Tune in here for live conversations between space experts and Planetary Society members and supporters around the world—that means you! Missed an event? Don't worry, we've got archived shows, too.

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On 29 April 2021, join us for a special virtual event that takes a look at the state of humanity’s planetary defense efforts. 

How much do we know about the asteroids that are out there? And how prepared are we to prevent an impact? We’re bringing together some of the world’s foremost experts on planetary defense to find out. 

Featuring:

  • Bruce Betts, Chief Scientist for The Planetary Society
  • Nancy Chabot, Coordination Lead for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
  • Paul Chodas, Manager of the NASA Near-Earth Object Program Office
  • Gerhard Drolshagen, Chair of the Space Mission Planning Advisory Group, University of Oldenburg
  • Kelly Fast, Program Manager for the Near-Earth Object Observations Program in NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office
  • Masaki Fujimoto, Deputy Director General of JAXA's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
  • Moderated by Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio

This free live event can also be watched on Facebook and YouTube.

Past live events:

Spring 2021 Space Policy and Politics Briefing A new year has brought a new administration, power shifts in Congress and new priorities across the U.S. The Planetary Society's advocacy for planetary science and exploration has never been more important. Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan is once again joined by Senior Space Policy Advisor and Chief Advocate Casey Dreier, Chief of Washington Operations Brendan Curry and Society CEO Bill Nye. New to this edition of our semi-annual update is Georgia Institute of Technology planetary scientist Britney Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt is vice chair of the Society Board of Directors' Space Policy Committee.

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2020 Impact Report Webinar Members and supporters of The Planetary Society have much to be proud of as we end a challenging year. New Society President Bethany Ehlmann, Chief Executive Officer Bill Nye, Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Vaughn, Chief Scientist Bruce Betts and Chief Advocate Casey Dreier share our greatest accomplishments and their gratitude. Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan moderates.

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Fall 2020 Space Policy and Politics Briefing A new year is about to bring many changes in Washington and around the world. The Planetary Society's advocacy and policy team answers your questions about where we are and where we're going in another semi-annual webinar. You'll hear from Chief Advocate and Senior Space Policy Advisor Casey Dreier, Director of D.C. Operations Brendan Curry, and CEO Bill Nye. Planetary Radio's Mat Kaplan moderates.

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Planetary Adventures From Moscow to Mars Planetary Society co-founder and emeritus executive director Louis Friedman joins Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan to discuss Friedman's new book, Planetary Adventures From Moscow to Mars. You can buy a signed our unsigned copy of Planetary Adventures in the Planetary Society store: https://planetary.org/store

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Defending Earth! A Planetary Society Live Event Saving our planet from an asteroid strike is the only preventable major disaster.The Planetary Society reviews its work to help humankind prepare for and avoid this otherwise inevitable calamity. Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan welcomes Chief Scientist Bruce Betts, Chief Advocate and Senior Space Policy Adviser Casey Dreier, and special guest, Professor Amy Mainzer of the University of Arizona, Principal Investigator for the NEOWISE mission.This event was presented live on September 3, 2020.

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Space Folk Music by Peter Mayer For 20 years, Peter Mayer has been writing songs for a small planet, songs about interconnectedness and the human journey, songs about life on earth and the mysterious and wondrous fact of our existence.Join Planetary Radio host, Mat Kaplan, for a splendid conversation as well as some live music about our favorite topic.

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LightSail 2: Celebrating One Year in Space - June 25, 2020 Join Bill Nye and members of the LightSail 2 mission team as they mark the end of the primary mission and the beginning of extended operations after one year in orbit.

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Space Policy Edition Live! With Casey Dreier and host Mat Kaplan - May 14, 2020 Get your space politics and policy questions answered by Casey Dreier, The Planetary Society’s Chief Advocate and Senior Space Policy Advisor. If you listen to Planetary Radio: Space Policy Edition, read Casey’s newsletter, The Space Advocate, or enjoy his blog posts, you know that Casey’s vast knowledge of space policy and advocacy are matched by his passion. Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will share your questions with Casey throughout this live webinar.

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Your Space Questions Answered! With Solar System Specialist Emily Lakdawalla and host Kate Howells - May 7, 2020 Emily Lakdawalla, Solar System Specialist at The Planetary Society, and host Kate Howells, answer your space questions.

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What's Up? with Dr. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan - April 30, 2020 Dr. Bruce Betts, Chief Scientist at The Planetary Society, and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan answer your space questions, toss a few toward you, and entertain with a choice selection of Random Space Facts.

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