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SkyFest Family Event at Lunar and Planetary Institute
The Lunar and Planetary Institute is holding a special SkyFest family event on July 28, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm. All are welcome to this free event, which will feature solar system exploration activities. This event is being conducted by future teachers participating in the Solar System Exploration Pre-Service Teacher Institute at LPI. For more information, email

Eclipse Over Houston
The Lunar and Planetary Institute, in partnership with Levy Park and the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, is helping Houstonians experience the eclipse over Houston on August 21, 2017. Join scientists and educators from the LPI at Levy Park and Freeman Library to witness this historical event! At both locations, safe, solar viewing glasses will be available.

Total Solar Eclipse
On Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will pass between Earth and the sun, creating a total solar eclipse visible along a narrow path stretching across the continental United States. The NASA eclipse page lists events, activities, inofrmation about the science, and more.