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January 1 - December 31, 2015 Hubble Space Telescope's 25th Anniversary

January 1 - December 31, 2015 International Year of Light

July 14, 2015 New Horizons mission flies by Pluto

August 12, 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower

September 28, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse

 

Free Earth and Space Science Workshop for 8th grade in Houston
The Lunar and Planetary Institute, working with members of the STEP program, will be offering a series of free workshops August 5-7 for 8th grade science teachers and middle school science student teachers; topics include lunar phases, tides, seasons, topography, and characteristics of the universe. Registration will be on a space available basis and opens by April 20th!

 

Passing Pluto: event at LPI on August 8
Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on August 8 to learn about solar system exploration and hear about the first close-up pictures of Pluto received from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

 

Pluto’s First Close-Up: What will be your #PlutoRXN (reaction)?
The first close-up image of Pluto will be released on July 15. What will the world think the first time we see this image? What will you think? We want to know! Simply tweet the first thought(s) that comes to your mind when you see this first, historic image of Pluto. When you do tweet your first thought(s), use the hashtag #PlutoRXN. Be a part of history and let your thoughts on this exciting event be known for generations to come!

 

NCTM Invites Applications for 2015 Middle School Student Engagement Grants
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to persons currently teaching math in grades 6-8 to support the incorporation of materials or lessons which actively engage students in tasks and experiences that deepen their content knowledge. Deadline is November 6, 2015.

 

New Horizons Spacecraft Nears Historic July 14 Encounter with Pluto
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons.