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CEO of the leading non-profit space advocacy organization, where the world’s citizens work to advance space exploration and science.

Galaxy image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

Space Brings Out the Best in Us

As a student at Cornell University, Bill was introduced to the wonders of astronomy in a class taught by Professor Carl Sagan, cofounder of The Planetary Society, which Nye now leads. Nye joined The Planetary Society as a Charter Member in 1980. Nye’s engineering and management experience enabled him to take the lead and play a hands-on role in making programs like LightSail® a success.

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Curiosity landing at Planetfest

Celebrating the landing of the Curiosity Mars Rover at The Planetary Society’s Planetfest