Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture



If in Houston, consider attending the next Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture on Thursday, February 23 at Herring Hall on the campus of Rice University. Rick Tumlinson, founder of the New Worlds Institute, will present “Gods & Rockets: The Who? What? and Why? of the Space Revolution.” A reception will be held at 6:30 pm followed by the lecture at 7:00 pm. This free event is open to the public.

Share Your Art with Cassini Inspires

safe_imageTo celebrate the many ways Cassini’s exploration of Saturn has sparked curiosity and wonder, the mission is launching a campaign that will continue through its conclusion in September. The activity, called “Cassini Inspires,” invites members of the public to share their original Saturn-inspired artistic creations in a variety of different media (including painting, music, poetry, fiction, video or any format that can be shared online). To participate, artists can post their creations on the social media platform of their choice, and tag them #CassiniInspires. How has Cassini inspired you?

Images of Apollo Books on Display


Books featuring the incredible photography of the Apollo missions are currently on display in the library, including a new addition to our collection, Apollo VII-XVII. It features 225 Apollo photographs in large print format that the astronauts shot during the program. Check them out the next time you are in the library.

NASA @ My Library


The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI), the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center, invites public libraries nationwide to apply to become a NASA@ My Library Partner and join the NASA@ My Library project. Public libraries are invited to work with NASA@ My Library project organizations, NASA, and state library agencies to increase and enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning opportunities for millions of library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations that are currently underserved in STEM education. The application deadline is March 22. Get all the details online.