Who are we? We are YOU!
We are dads, moms, grandparents, teachers, kids, scientists, engineers, and space geeks. We are those who reach out into the Universe to seek answers to those deep questions: Where did we come from?, and Are we alone?
We are wowed and awed by the discovery of new things, the mysteries of science, the innovations of technology, the bravery of astronauts, and by the stunning images sent back to us from other worlds.
Space exploration is vital to humankind. We need your help to ensure its future.
CEO, The Planetary Society
What we do
With your support, The Planetary Society sponsors projects that will seed innovative space technologies, nurture creative young minds, and be a vital advocate for our future in space.
Why we do it
Our Mission is to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration.
Current projects include:
- Fighting for funding in Congress
- Developing new technologies to deflect asteroids
- Hunting for Earth-like planets
- Searching for intelligent life in the Universe
- Creating a global network of EarthDials
- And flying our very own solar sail spacecraft, Lightsail-1.
Ways to Become a Member
You'll get our stunning quarterly magazine, The Planetary Report, and hear directly from the scientists and engineers in the field bringing their passion for exploration to you through in-depth articles and awe-inspiring images. Plus, you will receive special opportunities and invitations to participate more in community activities and Citizen Science projects.
Your membership gift allows us to continue to seed innovative space technologies, nurture creative young minds, and be a vital advocate for our future in space. Your continued support will ensure that together we can create a better future through exploring other worlds and understanding our own.
How You Can Help
Your generous donation allows us to seed innovative space technologies, nurture creative young minds, and be a vital advocate for our future in space. Your support will ensure that together we can create a better future through exploring other worlds and understanding our own.
Do you want to provide the crucial funding needed to advocate new missions of discovery, conduct valuable scientific experiments, and develop and launch our own mission to space? You can do all that when you make your monthly gift as a member of The Planetary Society’s Discovery Team.
Gifts from New Millennium Committee Members – individuals like you – seed projects. They propel advocacy. They take dreams and turn them into space missions. Let’s invent the future together!
More Ways to Give
Celebrate a family member, colleague or friend with a tribute gift honoring them or a special event in their life (a birthday, wedding or other life milestone), or honoring their legacy.
Gifts to The Planetary Society in the form of stocks, bonds or mutual funds appreciated in value can be an easy way for you to generously support the Society and may also be attractive to U.S. donors under current tax laws.
Leave your legacy – include The Planetary Society in your will or living trust with a planned gift.
Give a gift – of cash or stock – and multiply it through your employer’s matching gift program. Around the world, corporations, foundations and associations match their employees’ charitable donations, sometimes for as much as twice the original gift.
The Planetary Society’s Corporate Membership Program offers companies of all sizes the opportunity to enhance their presence in the space exploration community by partnering with Earth’s largest and most effective membership-based space action group.
Our LightSail test mission was successfully completed and our Kickstarter campaign ended June 26th, raising $1.24 million dollars for LightSail's 2016 solar sailing mission! Miss the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to donate? You can!