Family Space Days – Changes for 2012

In order to better serve families and reach out to our community, the LPI is changing things up! We will offer two new programs in 2012! While we have enjoyed sharing Earth and space science with you through the Family Space Days program for the past eight years, our Family Space Days Saturday events at LPI will no longer be offered. We hope you will join us in our new endeavors:

Programs at Local Libraries

Children ages 5 to 8 and their families will be invited to join us at partnering libraries for hands-on science activities. Beginning in spring 2012, check your local library listings to find the program nearest you. The events will be designed to help parents effectively engage and interact with their children in science during the event and in continued explorations at home. Our goals for this new effort include generating strong partnerships with local libraries, reaching new communities, and providing avenues for families to continue their explorations of science beyond our events. This program is in development, and further details will be available in the future.

Family-friendly Night-sky Viewing Events

LPI, with its partner, the JSC Astronomical Society, will continue to offer night-sky viewing events – open to explorers of all ages – at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Night-sky viewing events will be offered about four times a year. We will continue to have hands-on activities in addition to viewing through telescopes, weather permitting.