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The Threat is Real

The answer is science … powered by you! You’re a planetary defender. And together, we defend Earth. Support our team of astronomers with a gift today.

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Power the search for Near-Earth Objects

The threat of a deadly asteroid impact is real. The answer to preventing it? Science … and you! As a Planetary Society supporter, you’re part of the solution in our mission to save humankind from the only large-scale natural disaster that can one day be prevented—potentially dangerous asteroids and comets or Near-Earth Objects (NEO). And together we can defend Earth.

The Planetary Society supports astronomers from around the world through our Shoemaker Near-Earth Objects Grant Program, given every two years. Named after Planetary Geologist, Gene Shoemaker, these grants provide funds so the astronomers can upgrade their observing equipment to help find, track and characterize near-Earth objects that could have a devastating impact on Earth.

Right now we are preparing to award our next round of Shoemaker NEO Grants, and we anticipate a stack of worthy requests from talented astronomers around the world. The more asteroid hunters you help us fund, the more we’ll be prepared to defend Earth!

Advance the search for near-Earth objects with a gift of any amount today—plus when you give today, a generous Society member who cares deeply about planetary defense will match your gift dollar for dollar, up to a total of $25,000.

Astronomers are on the front lines to defend Earth, but they need your support.

Will you join our mission to defend Earth?


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