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Mars Lecture at Rice University
On Sept. 7, the Houston Spaceport Frontier Lectures at Rice will feature Dr. Dava Newman, NASA Deputy Administrator, for the lecture "NASA's Journey to Mars and Beyond." The presentation will be at 7 pm, preceded by a reception at 6:30.

Mercury to Mars: LPI Explores the Solar System
Research conducted at the LPI encompasses all the rocky planets, the Earth's Moon, asteroids and beyond. The 2016-2017 Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series will feature LPI scientists discussing their research and how their work supports NASA's solar system science and exploration efforts. Presentations are free and begin at 7:30 pm. Presentations will be streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel. Recordings of past presentations can be viewed online.

NSTA Virtual Conference: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
On August 21, 2017, we will be treated to the first total eclipse of the Sun visible in the continental U.S. in almost 40 years. NSTA is holding a virtual conference on Saturday, Oct. 15, "The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 - Are You and Your Students Ready for the Sky Event of the Decade?"

NASA's Digital Learning Network Event -- Live From Juno: Exploring Jupiter
Join NASA's Digital Learning Network for a live webcast showcasing what we have learned in the first two months since Juno’s arrival at Jupiter and what we expect to learn throughout the course of this mission. The event will be webcast on the NASA DLiNfo Channel on Sept. 12, 2016, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Astronomy Day
The next Astronomy Day this year is October 8, 2016. Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our wonderful universe.

Earth Science Week
This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 9-16, 2016 and will celebrate the theme "Our Shared Geoheritage." Earth Science Week 2016 learning resources and activities engage young people and others in exploring geoheritage throughout the Earth systems, including the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.

International Observe the Moon Night October 8 2016
International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration by hosting or attending an InOMN event and uniting on one day each year to look at and learn about the Moon together.

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