Planetary Report

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The Planetary Report
The Planetary Report logo.png
EditorCharlene M. Anderson (founding)
CategoriesPlanetary science
PublisherThe Planetary Society
FounderCarl Sagan
Bruce Murray
Louis Friedman
Year founded1980
First issueDecember 1980
CountryUnited States
Based inPasadena, California

The Planetary Report is a quarterly magazine published by the Planetary Society, featuring articles and photos of Solar System exploration, planetary missions, spacefaring nations, intrepid explorers, planetary science controversies and the latest findings in space exploration and related subjects.[1]

History and profile[edit]

The magazine was founded in 1980[1] by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman.[1] It is an exclusive society membership benefit.[1] The magazine is based in Pasadena, California[1] and was published bimonthly for its first thirty years until it went to quarterly publication in June 2011.

It was edited through June 2018 by Donna Stevens, following previous work by Charlene Anderson and Jennifer Vaughn. Emily Lakdawalla assumes chief editorial responsibilities in September 2018.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Hearken Creative Announces "The Planetary Report" Magazine Redesign". Hearken Creative. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  2. ^ Lakdawalla, E. (2018-07-23). "Hello from the new editor of The Planetary Report". The Planetary Society. Retrieved 2018-08-08.

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