Planetary Society to Honor Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin

stephen_hawkingPLANETARY SOCIETY PRESS RELEASE

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of two renowned heroes of space exploration, physicist Stephen Hawking and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, at a luncheon in Pasadena, California on January 23, 2010.

The Planetary Society will present the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science to Dr. Hawking, author of “A Brief History of Time” and host of the television series “Stephen Hawking’s Universe.”

Carl Sagan’s landmark television series, “Cosmos,” fueled the imaginations of millions of viewers around the world. To honor other innovators who present science in an entertaining and enthralling way, the Society created the Cosmos Award. Through his books, television series and public lectures, Dr. Hawking has engaged the public for over 20 years in some of the most profound questions of our existence – from the origins of the universe to the nature of black holes.

We will also be marking a milestone for Dr. Aldrin – his 80th birthday. Dr. Aldrin has steadfastly supported The Planetary Society as both a friend and a member of our Advisory Council, and throwing a birthday party is a great way for you and I to thank him for his tremendous impact on spaceflight and our shared history.

Join Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin and several members of The Planetary Society’s Board of Directors for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

DATE: Saturday, January 23, 2010
TIME: 12:00 – 2:00 PM
PLACE: The Langham Huntington Hotel Ballroom
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena CA

For questions about the event, please contact Susan Lendroth at 626-793-5100 ext 237.

Tickets:

Planetary Society Members:

$95 for a single guest
$175 per couple

Non-members:

$175 each