The Planetary Society was founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce
Murray, and Louis Friedman to encourage the exploration of our
solar system and the search for extraterrestrial life.
Society is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, funded
by dues and donations from individuals around the world. With
more than 100,000 members from over 140 countries, we are the
largest space interest group on Earth! Membership is open to
all people interested in our mission.
all space-faring nations to explore other worlds
Provides public information and supports educational activities
about the exploration of the solar system and the search for
Supports and funds innovative and novel research and development
projects that can seed future projects of planetary exploration
full year's subscription to our acclaimed bimonthly magazine,
The Planetary Report, with lively articles and full-color
photos to enhance your enjoyment of our comprehensive coverage
of discoveries of other worlds
to and special Member discount for Society-sponsored and other
events that offer informal, direct contact with scientists
and other Society Members.
official Planetary Society Membership Card, identifying you
as a Member in good standing and admitting you to Society-sponsored
events and activities Special discounts on telescopes and
telescope accessories as well as discounts on planetarium
admissions from participating planetariums and science centers.
Members only discounts on a variety of space-related T-shirts,
prints, slides, posters and other educational materials (many
are Society exclusives!)
Make Discovery Happen!
us as we pursue our ambitious goals of exploring the solar system,
searching for extraterrestrial life, and promoting vigorous
civilian space programs that will make possible a human future
among the planets.
you join your fellow Society Members, your voice will be heard
around the globe by the world's space-faring nations!