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Just 4 Teens at the HMNS
This Summer, the Houston Museum of Natural Science offers two high energy, project intensive programs for teens who love doing science and making their own discoveries. Crete your own computer game, analyze fossils, explore the cosmos and the ocean floor. With the Museum's world renowned exhibit halls as their classroom, students will create real projects with real data. Teachers, please contact Carolyn Sumners directly (csumners@hmns.org), if you have any questions about those classes.

SkyFest Family Event in Houston
Explorers of all ages are invited to attend the April 11 SkyFest event at LPI, "Happy Anniversary, Hubble!" SkyFest will be from 8-10 pm, and offered by LPI, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society. It includes hands-on activities as well as viewing through telescopes (weather permitting).

LPI Presentation "Movie Science: Who Cares If It's Wrong" in Houston
All inquisitive adults are invited to attend the May 7, 2015 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series presentation, "Movie Science: Who Cares If It's Wrong?", by Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute. LPI’s Cosmic Explorations presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a light reception. Registration is free and required.

LPI Presentation on The Europa Report in Houston
Online registration is now open for the April 9, 2015 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series presentation, "The Europa Report: A Report", by Dr. Britney Schmidt of the Georgia Institute of Technology. LPI’s Cosmic Explorations presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a light reception. Registration is free and required.

I C Ceres
As the Dawn mission explores the dwarf planet Ceres, there will be a Space Science Festival with activities and presentations on May 9, 2015; events will be occuring around the US, and communities are invited to host their own event.