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2014 Stage Shows

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  • Bill Nye the Science Guy Takes You Deep Inside the Fascinating and Entertaining World of Science!by Bill Nye the Science Guy Watch Preview Video Bell Stage Saturday, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM 60 Minutes Add to Schedule! Einstein Stage Sunday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 60 Minutes Add to Schedule!

    Special Note: Bill Nye will also perform on the Einstein Stage on Saturday at 5:00 PM and on Sunday at 1:30 PM.  Bill Nye will also be in the Planetary Radio Live Broadcast on the Einstein Stage on Sunday at 12:30 PM.  

    Bill Nye - scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor - is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. But making science both understandable and entertaining is something Bill has been doing much of his life, starting with his studying under the great Carl Sagan in college and later working as a stand-up comedian.

    Get ready as Bill Nye the Science Guy - clad in his characteristic bowtie and lab coat - takes you deep inside the mysteries of everything science through the dynamic hands-on demonstrations that have made him famous!

    Bill – who currently serves as Executive Director of The Planetary Society (the world’s large space interest organization) – says he has been a science geek since childhood. Born and reared in Washington, DC, he further nurtured his fascination with science after high school by entering Cornell University where his coursework included being a student under Carl Sagan. After earning his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell, he headed for Seattle where he worked as an engineer at Boeing. There, Bill's achievements included designing a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor which is used in Boeing 747s.

    Eventually, he quit his day engineering day job and made the transition to a night job as a comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born.

    The show won 18 Emmys in five years. In between creating the shows, he wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.

    Currently, Bill is host of three television series: The 100 Greatest Discoveries which airs on the Science Channel; The Eyes of Nye on PBS, and an environmental education show on Planet Green called Stuff Happens.

  • Lynn Brunelle - Pop Bottle Scienceby Lynn Brunelle Watch Preview Video
    Book Fair stage Saturday, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 30 Minutes Add to Schedule! Book Signing Table 1 Saturday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM 60 Minutes Add to Schedule! Book Fair stage Sunday, 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM 30 Minutes Add to Schedule! Book Signing Table 1 Sunday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 60 Minutes Add to Schedule!

    Lynn Brunelle, a four-time Emmy Award–winning writer for "Bill Nye the Science Guy," is the author of Pop Bottle Science and Camp Out!.

    Previously a classroom teacher, an editor, illustrator, and award-winning author of over 45 titles, Lynn has created and written projects for Chronicle, Workman, National Geographic, Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, A&E, The Discovery Channel, Disney, ABC TV, NPR, The Annenburg Foundation, World Almanac, Cranium and PBS.

    Radio credits include family-activity consultant and on-air contributor for Martha Stewart Radio and creator of Tabletop Science for NPR's Science Friday. 

  • Space Exploration - Live Broadcast of Planetary Radio with Special Guest Bill Nye the Science Guyby Planetary Radio Host Mat Kaplan Watch Preview Video Einstein Stage Sunday, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM 60 Minutes Add to Schedule!


    Special Note: Bill Nye will present Bill Nye the Science Guy Takes You Deep Inside the Fascinating and Entertaining World of Science! on the Bell stage on Saturday at 2:00 PM and on the Einstein stage on Sunday at 11:30 AM.  Bill Nye will also be in the Planetary Society's Curious About Space? presentation on the Einstein Stage on Saturday at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 1:30 PM.

    Special Note: Bill Nye will also perform on Saturday on the Bell Stage at 2:00 PM and on the Einstein Stage  at 5:00 PM.  Bill Nye will also perform on Sunday on the Einstein Stage  at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

    With Special Guest Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Planetary Radio is world-renowned for its fascinating weekly interviews with innovators who are at the center of space exploration, such as trailblazing scientists, engineers, astronauts, writers and other advocates who provide a unique perspective on the study of our solar system and beyond.

    But every now and then Planetary Radio, a key component of The Planetary Society -- the largest and most influential space interest organization on Earth – likes to venture away from the Society’s headquarters in Pasadena, CA to produce a Planetary Radio show live on the road in front of an audience.

    Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan and his boss, Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye, will welcome special guests Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" and others! The show also features exciting news about the solar system from the Society's Planetary Evangelist, Emily Lakdawalla, and the always fun "What's Up" segment with astronomer Bruce Betts.  The weekly space trivia contest also goes live with prizes provided by Celestron!

    Be in the audience for this exciting interactive show with surprise guests, a planetary science update from Emily Lakdawalla, and your chance to win the Space Trivia Contest!

    Says Mat: “People, especially kids, care about space exploration in a big way, and Planetary Radio wants to help bring this excitement to them live at the Expo.” A  Planetary Society staff member for more than 12 years, Mat’s extensive background in journalism ranges from serving as a public radio reporter covering political conventions to movie reviewer for an international magazine.

  • Curious About Space? Meet and Hear Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye the Science Guy!by Planetary Society's Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye the Science Guy Einstein Stage Saturday, 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM 30 Minutes Add to Schedule! Einstein Stage Sunday, 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM 60 Minutes Add to Schedule!

    Special Note: Bill Nye will also perform on the Bell Stage on Saturday at 2:00 PM and on the Einstein Stage on Sunday at 11:30 AM. Bill Nye will also be on the Planetary Radio Live Broadcast on the Einstein Stage on Sunday at 12:30 PM.  

    Is there life out there? Are we alone? How did we get here? Why are
    Venus and Mars so different from Earth? Could we suffer the fate of
    the dinosaurs? What are the questions that motivate space exploration, and what are we doing to answer them?

    Emily Lakdawalla will take you on a tour of Earth's active missions to the planets, and show you stunning photos that they have sent back in order to answer our questions about our place in the universe.

    As Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist at The Planetary Society (the world’s largest space interest organization), Emily Lakdawalla is a passionate advocate for the exploration of the vast worlds of our solar system.

    Through blogs, photos, videos, podcasts, print articles, Twitter, and any other medium she can put her hand to, she shares the adventure of space exploration with enthusiasts worldwide.

    Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from Amherst College and a Master of Science degree in planetary geology from Brown University.

    She came to The Planetary Society in 2001 to oversee a portion of the Society's Red Rover Goes to Mars project, an education and public outreach program on the Mars Exploration Rover mission funded by LEGO. She has been writing and editing the Planetary Society Blog since 2005, reporting on space news, explaining planetary science, and sharing beautiful space photos. She appears weekly on the Society's Planetary Radio podcast, answering listener questions or rounding up the latest space news from the blog.

    Emily has been an Administrator of the forum UnmannedSpaceflight.com since 2005, supporting a worldwide community of amateur space image processors. She is also a contributing editor to Sky & Telescope magazine and a frequent host of Cosmoquest Google+ Hangouts.

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