Sharing house locally
House exploration is a global endeavor, and the issues that we uncover concerning the Cosmos and our place in it are supposed to be loved and appreciated by the entire world. That’s why The Planetary Society companions with international organizations and occasions that share house with folks throughout our planet.
With the gradual return of in-person occasions, The Planetary Society was in a position to collaborate with like-minded organizations to share the eagerness, magnificence, and pleasure of house with in-person audiences. In 2022, The Planetary Society partnered with Yuri’s Night time; Discover Mars and their People to Mars Summit; AstroFest 2022 in Pasadena, CA; the Astronomy Pageant on the Nationwide Mall in Washington, D.C.; World House Week; and Worldwide Observe the Moon Night time.
Making an influence for planetary protection
This yr we continued our worldwide work in pursuit of defending our planet from harmful asteroids and comets.
In Could, Society leaders participated in a global convention titled “Apophis T-7 Years: Data Alternatives for the Science of Planetary Protection,” which handled preparations for the shut method of asteroid Apophis in 2029. Chief Communications Officer Danielle Gunn led a presentation about communications greatest practices to assist asteroid researchers higher convey their work and its significance to the general public and to decision-makers in authorities.
In June, we partnered with Asteroid Day, a UN-sanctioned international sequence of occasions celebrating asteroid analysis and elevating public consciousness of the asteroid risk. This yr’s occasion concerned in-person actions in addition to a live-streamed video occasion for audiences around the globe.
In September, a few of the world’s leaders in planetary protection got here collectively on the 2022 Worldwide Astronautical Congress in Paris, France, for a panel referred to as “Defending Earth: The Worldwide Effort to Shield Us From Asteroids and Comets.” The panel was moderated by Planetary Society board member Dipak Srinivasan, and joined by our CEO Invoice Nye who shared concepts for methods to get the general public extra totally engaged in planetary protection.