LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter
2014 Humans in Space Art Video Challenge
Join NASA’s International Space Station Program and Humans in Space Art in a journey of exploration. Interested college students and early career professionals worldwide are invited to influence the future of life on Earth and human space exploration. Individuals and teams should submit a three minute video capturing their visions of "How will space, science and technology benefit humanity?" Video artwork may be any style. Younger participants may submit a video, but artwork from artists of all ages will be judged together. Entries are due November 15, 2014. The individual or team that creates the first place overall video will be awarded $5000 by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), and winning artwork will be given worldwide visibility and flown in orbit on the International Space Station.
Free Presentation on Earth's Structure at LPI
The next presentation in the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s 2014-2015 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series, "Science" on the Silver Screen, is Nov. 6. LPI scientist Dr. Walter Kiefer will discuss the scientific accuracies and inaccuracies presented in the movie "The Core." LPI’s Cosmic Explorations presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a light reception. Registration is free but will be required.
Tucson Science Educators' Day (EDAY)
The Optical Society is hosting a Science Educators’ Day (EDAY) in Tuscon, Oct 22, 5-8 pm. The guest speaker will be Dr. Michael Raymer, a physicist and Phillip H. Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon.