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The Planetary Science Institute is committed to sharing the excitement of science discoveries with the general public. In fact, this effort is mandated in our organization's Mission Statement:
 
"The Planetary Science Institute studies the origin, characteristics, and evolution of planetary systems, including our solar system, Earth itself, and planetary systems around other stars.  We convey the resulting knowledge to the scientific community and to the public at large to promote science education and science literacy.  We further use this knowledge to advance human activity in space and shape the future of robotic exploration of the solar system."  

PSI scientists are frequently consulted by the media to offer their expert opinions and share their insights about planetary science discoveries. Our scientists have a global reach through their books and speaking engagements. PSI scientists, researchers, and education specialists also generously give back to their respective communities as volunteers in STEM and STEAM-related events at schools (including acting as judges for science fairs), talking to local astronomy groups, and leading star parties. Also, our scientists conduct public outreach with our instructional Rock Kits where the event's participants literally experience "hands on" learning.

The approaching 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing has prompted many global activities to celebrate this important event. To see where PSI scientists will be and what activities they will lead, please CLICK HERE.

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