Planetfest Worldwide - August 4 & 5

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  • Hi! My name is Christine and I'm with the Planetary Society (

    We're hosting Planetfest during the weekend of August 4 & 5 in Pasadena, California to celebrate the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover. We would love for your group join us for this remarkable event by hosting your own local viewing party for your members and friends.
    Register your event here:
    By hosting your own Planetfest viewing party you will enjoy the following benefits:
    • Direct access to our live play-by-play video and narration of the spacecraft's descent and landing, plus a peek at the first images returned from the mission
    • Live commentary, interviews and social media chat opportunities from leaders in space exploration, including: Charles Elachi, Director of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Bill Nye (the Science Guy®); planetary volcanologist Rosaly Lopes; Jim Bell, pancam lead on the Spirit and Opportunity rovers and member of the Curiosity Mastcam team; Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla; Mars rover driver Scott Maxwell; up-and-coming scientist Abigail Fraeman; NASA Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green; former “Mars Czar” Scott Hubbard; actor Robert Picardo; historian Shelley Bonus; space artists; and private space entrepreneurs. (Check back to see our full list of speakers and activities -- coming soon.)
    • An autographed photo from Bill Nye, Director of The Planetary Society
    • Your own event listing on our "Planetfest Worldwide" page on along with your organization's name, event details, and web link
    • The opportunity to submit a 15 - 30 second video question to any of our keynote speakers, or a brief video clip about your organization. These videos will be aired during our live broadcast that thousands will be tuning in to
    • A list of suggested activities and resources for your Planetfest event
    • Free event promotions for your event by The Planetary Society

    See you on Mars!...and at Planetfest!
    If you have any questions please let me know: [masked]
    Click here to register your event

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  • Rick K.

    The date of Planetfest was Aug. 4-5, 2012.

    May 6

  • Kenji K.

    This was for MSL Curiosity last year if I'm not mistaken, that is unless I've read something wrong here. Might want to take this down, or mark it as over.

    July 29, 2013

  • Elizabeth F.

    Sounds awesome! How do you sign up for planetfest?

    May 23, 2013

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