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Share your personal vision for space exploration with us using #SpaceFan and see what others are saying. Each of us has a unique reason for being a space advocate—The Planetary Society is the one place we come together to fuel humankind’s drive to explore and discover. We have infinite visions, but together, we share one powerful voice as The Planetary Society. Share Your Vision »
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Tell us about why you love space exploration, what got you excited in the first place, when inspires you, or whatever you would like to share with your community of space fans! In our newsletter each month we will ask a different question. Share Your Story »
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by Stuart Lipscombe
March 5, 2015 | 0 comments
Hi, my name is Stuart. Tonight I took the plunge and joined the Planetary Society. So a bit about me. I am studying Bachelor of General Studies - Science Pathway at the University of Tasmania. I was previously studying the arts pathway. However through the mid semester break last year I got to watching lots of The Big Bang Theory and listening to a lot of StarTalk Radio. I realized I wanted to study physics. So I tried the Physics Foundation unit over the spring. After finally completing my first semester of the arts pathway.
My math wasn't up to scratch. ... more »
by Reed Brott
February 12, 2015 | 0 comments
There are many reasons why space exploration is important. Most are critical but usually long range. The advancement of knowledge, the human need to explore, the fact that we must leave Earth eventually to survive, among them. I am not a scientist. Just an average reasonably intelligent person. To me space is awe inspiring, it stimulates the imagination. It makes me think about things beyond my everyday life. It is also humbling to get some understanding of the universe and what an extremely small piece of what exists we are. It has made me a broader minded person and keeps ... more »
by Glen Moore
February 10, 2015 | 0 comments
I met Louis Friedman, Executive Director of the Planetary Society, in Vancouver in 1982 where he introduced me to the work of the Society. We later corresponded on ways to promote the Society in Australia.
I eventually went on to chair the Australian Astronomy and Space Exploration liaison group and to promote astronomy and space science to the public in many ways. As part of my university career I founded and managed a science centre and planetarium. The Vancouver conference and my encounter with The Planetary Society was one of the turning points in my career.... more »
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