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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.

The 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.

The Society:

  • Encourages 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 extraterrestrial life
  • Supports and funds innovative and novel research and development projects that can seed future projects of planetary exploration

Exclusive Members-Only Benefits!

  • A 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
  • Invitations to and special Member discount for Society-sponsored and other events that offer informal, direct contact with scientists and other Society Members.
  • Your 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.
  • Generous Members only discounts on a variety of space-related T-shirts, prints, slides, posters and other educational materials (many are Society exclusives!)

You Make Discovery Happen!

Join 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.

When you join your fellow Society Members, your voice will be heard around the globe by the world's space-faring nations!


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