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January 2015

1/1  –  12/31
Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary
2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of operations for the Hubble Space Telescope.
1/1  –  12/31
International Year of Light
The United Nations has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).
 

February 2015

2/22  –  2/28
Engineers Week
Celebrate the many ways that engineers are making a difference! Find hands-on activities where kids imagine, create, and build at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/PlayfulBuilding.
2/22  –  2/28
Engineers Week
As part of its signature program of over 60 years, ENGINEERS WEEK®, this foundation hosts Girl Day. Middle school students can also participate in the Annual Future City® Competition, where teams work with educators and engineer mentors to imagine, design, and build cities of the future using SimCity software.
 

March 2015

3/1
Dawn Mission Arrives at Ceres
After spending one year orbiting Vesta, Dawn will be begin its exploration of Ceres. Activity ideas can be found on the Dawn mission’s education webpage at http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/.
 

April 2015

4/4  4:00 AM (ET)  –  4/4  10:00 AM (ET)
Total Lunar Eclipse
This total lunar eclipse will be visible from all 50 U.S. states, however, only Alaska and Hawaii residents will be able to view the eclipse in its entirety.
4/12  –  4/18
National Library Week
Celebrate "Unlimited Possibilities @ your library" with resources on this website.
4/16  –  4/25
Lyrids Meteor Shower
The Lyrids meteor shower is usually active between April 16 and April 25 every year; in 2015, the Lyrids will peak on April 22.
4/19  –  4/25
National Environmental Education Week
Register your organization and the activities you’ll use at http://www.eeweek.org/. Find more kid-friendly, fun activities to celebrate our world in Explore! Ice on Earth: www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/ice/activities/iceOnEarth/).
4/22
Earth Day
Each year, Earth Day – April 22 – marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth-related activities can be found in the Discover Earth Explore! module at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/discoverEarth/activities/.
 

May 2015

5/9
i C Ceres Celebration
After more than seven years cruising at stunning speeds (including a glorious year exploring protoplanet Vesta), Dawn will be begin its exploration of Ceres. Event ideas can be found on the Dawn mission’s education webpage at http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/.
 

July 2015

7/1  –  7/31
New Horizons Spacecraft Encounters Pluto
Give kids a first-hand experience with just how far this spacecraft has traveled using the solar system scale model activity at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/solar_system/activities/familyOfPlanets/jumpJupiter/. Check out the New Horizons Kids Club at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/education/plutoPals/index.php.
 

September 2015

9/19
International Observe the Moon Night
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. Activity ideas can be found in the Explore! Marvel Moon module at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/marvelMoon/activities/.
9/27  8:10 PM (ET)  –  9/28  1:20 AM (ET)
Total Lunar Eclipse
This total lunar eclipse will be visible from all 50 U.S. states, however, only the eastern half of the continental U.S. (states along the Mississippi River and eastward) will see the eclipse in its entirety.
 

October 2015

10/1  –  10/3
10/2  –  11/7
Orionids Meteor Shower
In 2015, the Orionid meteor shower will be visible from October 2 to November 7; the shower is expected to peak on the night of October 20 and 21.
10/4  –  10/10
World Space Week
World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. Activities related to space exploration can be found in numerous Explore! modules including Beyond Earth (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/beyondEarth/activities/) and To the Moon and Beyond (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/LRO/activities/).
10/11  –  10/17
Earth Science Week
The American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. You can find related activities on the Earth Science Week website (http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities) and in the Explore! Discover Earth module (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/discoverEarth/activities/).
 

November 2015

11/1  –  11/30
Leonids Meteor Shower
In 2015, the Leonid meteor shower will be visible through most of November; the shower is expected to peak November 18 for North American observers.
 

December 2015

12/4  –  12/17
Geminids Meteor Shower
In 2015, the Geminid meteor shower will be visible from December 4-17; the shower is expected to peak around December 14.
 

August 2016

8/25  –  8/25
National Park Service turns 100
The National Park Service celebrates its Centennial in 2016.