SkyFest in May

Join us for the next SkyFest event on Saturday, May 10. There will be night sky viewing at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in partnership with the JSC Astronomical Society. View Jupiter and Mars through telescopes and learn about the solar system through hands-on activities. This free public event will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 pm.

Help Name the Final Phase of Cassini’s Mission


In late 2016, the Cassini spacecraft will begin a completely new type of mission at Saturn. During its final months, its orbit will carry it high above the planet’s north pole and then send it plunging between the planet and the innermost edge of its dazzling rings. What should we call this exciting phase of Cassini’s mission? Help name this final phase by choosing a name from a list of suggestions or submit your own.