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2019 Gold Medal Award Dinner Honoring Derrick H. Pitts, Hon.D

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hamilton Garden, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • 118


(depends on selected options)

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  • Please email your list of attendees to info@ppra.net

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The Philadelphia Public Relations Association proudly presents its 2019 Gold Medal Award to Derrick H. Pitts, Hon.D. 

Derrick H. Pitts is the Chief Astronomer and Director of the Fels Planetarium at The Franklin Institute. For many Philadelphians, Derrick H. Pitts is The Franklin Institute. Since 1978, Pitts has been teaching us to look up—and to wonder about what we see up there. 

Pitts’ signature planetarium shows have been viewed by millions in planetariums around the world. He serves as a scientific consultant to many organizations, has written astronomy columns for newspapers and national magazines, and regularly appears on major international television networks. For more than two decades, Pitts has hosted award-winning astronomy radio programs on Philadelphia’s NPR-affiliate station WHYY 91FM, and he’s been the resident ‘Astro Guy’ for 88.5 WXPN’s program Kids’ Corner for 25 years. Pitts has also served as a NASA Solar System Ambassador since 2010. He recently completed a five-year NASA grant-funded project, ‘City Skies; Linking Neighborhoods to NASA Through Urban Observing,’ through which more than 10,000 inner-city children were introduced to astronomy and space science.

Pitts’ contributions to our region exemplify the PPRA Gold Medal Award which honors organizations and people whose accomplishments leave a lasting impact on our community and bring national recognition to Philadelphia.

We hope you will join us for this very special evening under the stars, the first signature event of PPRA's 75th Anniversary year!


This year's Gold Medal dinner offers a tremendous opportunity to gain exposure for your business while honoring a fellow public relations professional. Sponsoring this signature PPRA event will give you visibility among Philly's top PR, media, and business influencers at this starlit event.

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Registration Fees:
$75 for PPRA Members

$85 for Non-Members
$750 for a Table of 10

This is event is being hosted by the

Philadelphia Public Relations Association, Inc.

7300 City Avenue, #360, Philadelphia, PA 19151

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