What we're about

We are the Bay Area Chapter of The Planetary Society, here to promote space exploration and planetary science in San Francisco and across The Bay Area.

The SF Bay Area chapter was one of the first local chapters for members of the Planetary Society. We meet once a month on a Sunday at 1pm, at Cafe La Boheme in The Mission of San Francisco. The exact date will be posted in this group and in the email list. Our meetings are a great way to meet local space science enthusiasts, discuss recent space science news, and help to organize events here in the SF Bay Area.

http://www.planetary.org/about/

About the Planetary Society:
In 1980, Carl Sagan, Louis Friedman, and Bruce Murray founded The Planetary Society. They saw that there was enormous public interest in space, but that this was not reflected in government, as NASA’s budget was cut again and again.

Today, The Planetary Society continues this work, under the leadership of CEO Bill Nye, as the world’s largest and most influential non-profit space organization. The organization is supported by over 50,000 members in over 100 countries, and by hundreds of volunteers around the world.

Our mission is to empower the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. We advocate for space and planetary science funding in government, inspire and educate people around the world, and develop and fund groundbreaking space science and technology.

We introduce people to the wonders of the cosmos, bridging the gap between the scientific community and the general public to inspire and educate people from all walks of life.

We give every citizen of the planet the opportunity to make their voices heard in government and effect real change in support of space exploration.

And we bring ordinary people directly to the frontier of exploration as we crowdfund innovative and exciting space technologies.

Upcoming events (5+)

Planetary Pub Night - Food and drinks with space enthusiasts

Flying Pig Bistro Pub

Join fellow space science enthusiasts for some drinks and camaraderie. The discussions always include some cutting edge science and other fun topics like history of space exploration, space video game design, science fiction and more. You never know where the conversations will take us and that's the fun of it.

Planetary Pub Night - Food and drinks with space enthusiasts

Flying Pig Bistro Pub

Join fellow space science enthusiasts for some drinks and camaraderie. The discussions always include some cutting edge science and other fun topics like history of space exploration, space video game design, science fiction and more. You never know where the conversations will take us and that's the fun of it.

Planetary Pub Night - Food and drinks with space enthusiasts

Flying Pig Bistro Pub

Join fellow space science enthusiasts for some drinks and camaraderie. The discussions always include some cutting edge science and other fun topics like history of space exploration, space video game design, science fiction and more. You never know where the conversations will take us and that's the fun of it.

Planetary Pub Night - Food and drinks with space enthusiasts

Flying Pig Bistro Pub

Join fellow space science enthusiasts for some drinks and camaraderie. The discussions always include some cutting edge science and other fun topics like history of space exploration, space video game design, science fiction and more. You never know where the conversations will take us and that's the fun of it.

Past events (38)

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