Five billion years ago our sun began to form within a nebula of gas and dust. Soon gas swirled and dust condensed to create a disk of material that grew around the Sun. Out of this disk, the Solar System formed. As we look into the night sky we see young stars forming with similar protoplanetary disks. Astronomers are studying the stars to understand the origins of the solar system, and how life arose on planet Earth. Radio astronomy can see cool gas and dust around young stars. ALMA has captured detailed images of protoplanetary disks. They show gaps within the disks where planets have started to form. The VLA has observed the faint radio glow of complex molecules that are the precursors of life. Optical and infrared astronomy has more than a thousand planets orbiting other stars. They have found a vast diversity of stars. The Gemini Observatory and others have even imaged some of the larger of these planets. Astronomers can study the atmospheres and temperatures of some planets. But we have only begun to answer the mysteries these distant worlds hold. To explore futher, we look to the plans for the next generation Very Large Array and the US Extremely Large Telescope program (US-ELTP). The ngVLA will study proplanetary disks in unprecedented detail. It will terrestial planets as they form, and study how the dynamics of gas and dust effect their growth and evolution. The US-ELTP will study young rocky planets that bask in the warm glow of their star and even detect water and oxygen on potentially habitable worlds. Working together, radion and optical astronomy has discovered planets around other stars, and has transformed our understanding of the solar system.