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16 Jun 2016

90+ is NOT old!

Sceptics are afraid to commit to an event so far in the future. We sometimes hear things like "I'll be old then". We feel that's no excuse...

If Queen Elizabeth can rock a lime green outfit for her 90th birthday, who's to say you can't party in 2061? And how about a 90-year old woman who skydived in the Queen's honour?

So if you think you won't be around, or that you'll be too old, think again!

16 Nov 2015

2061.club donates to the Amazing Maasai Girls Project!

As 2061.club is about celebrating life, we donate 20% of each years’ membership fees to a charity. We just completed our first donation of US$480 to the Amazing Maasai Girls Project (AMGP). The AMGP sponsors education for Maasai girls in Kenya who would otherwise not have the means. Our donation is enough to support 1 girl through 1 year of high school and we are investigating the option of offering a membership in 2061.club upon graduation! We can be proud if in 4 years we can welcome a new member to 2061.club that we all funded through their high school education years.

Read more about the AMGP here. See their annual fundraising global run video, in which many of our 2061.club members participated. Thanks again for everyone’s contribution, you are making a difference in people’s lives!

28 Jul 2015

Registration is Open!

Exactly 46 years to go, and a perfect opportunity to open registration again!

We have opened another 200 spaces in the club for membership. Those on the waiting list have had a few days to register, and now is your chance.

So join the fun and register now.

13 Jul 2015

Selfie Contest Winner

Our selfie contest saw many cool entries, and we were surprised to see from how many locations around the world they were sent! One photo was so cool, it quickly won over the Founders of the club...

Congratulations Inga!

Inga actually found and visited a commemorative plaque for Edmund Halley at Westminster Abbey in London and took this lovely shot. Congrats to Inga; she is awarded a membership to 2061.club which she can transfer to anyone she would like to.

Inga with Edmund Halley's Plaque at Westminster Abbey
24 Dec 2014

Happy Holidays - We're an official Foundation!

We can't believe it's Christmas already, and so much has happened in the last few months. We are now an official not-for-profit Foundation registered in The Netherlands, and are busy with all the paperwork that follows. An Executive Board has been formed, and we have signed the statutes that outline our tasks and responsibilities. As soon as they are translated we will publish them.

In the mean time we wish everyone a Merry Christmas or any other holiday you celebrate!

13 Nov 2014

Robot landed on a comet!

For the first time in human history, a man made robot probe named Philae, launched from Earth 10 years ago, landed on the Comet "67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko” on November 12th at 16:05 GMT.

This is a huge step for humankind and a major breakthrough in the learning and understanding of our cosmos and perhaps even our origins?

We expect to see many future advances into space between now and 2061: who knows, perhaps even passenger shuttles cruising to the moon? Maybe we will even be amongst them...

An impression of the Philae lander over a comet
09 Nov 2014

100 Registrations in less than 24 hours

Such amazing support for this idea! We have reached 100 registrations in less than 24 hours...

That means registration is closed again for a while. The first 100 members (the Century Founders) will be contacted soon to help build this club. Their input and ideas will be used to prepare for the full launch in a month or two. In the mean time, we will keep everyone updated on this website, and through the newsletter. So be sure to sign up for the newsletter, or pre-register to be notified when registration opens again!

08 Nov 2014

Happy Birthday Edmund Halley!

Edmond Halley, the Astronomer after which Halley’s comet is named, was born on 8 November 1656 in Hagerston, England.

Halley was the first person to determine the comet’s periodic return to Earth every 75-76 years, when the Comet can be seen by naked-eye. Halley’s Comet or Comet Halley is officially designated as 1P/Halley.

The confirmation of the comet's periodicity was the first time anything other than planets had been shown to orbit the Sun.

Halley, astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, physicist, was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain and lived to become 85 years.

2061.club would like to celebrate this date together with you today and in 2061, when we will be able to witness together the return of Halley’s Comet from Earth.

Edmund Halley
13 Aug 2014

An idea is born!

After reading a positive book on dying i.e. Chasing Daylight, and the sudden death of Robin Williams, David Dudek started thinking about his own bucket list. He looked at the achievements in his life, and thought about his past. This thought-journey led him to a crazy idea... What about seeing Halley's Comet in 2061, when he will be 93?

For more information on the birth of this idea, see the History page.