A variety of maps have been added to the collection recently, including new USGS geologic maps of Venus, a new USGS geologic map of Io, and USGS geologic maps of the San Francisco Volcanic Field of north central Arizona. These maps are currently on display in the library.
The LPI will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe holiday!
Join SpaceUp Houston for the third Commercial Spaceflight Panel on Thursday, June 21, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. The event will be from 7-9 pm and is open to the public.
Registration is free.
Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. The library has several books and videos about the effects of hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and about how to prepare:
Hurricane Ike: A photographic account presented by the Houston Chronicle
Ike’s wake: Southeast Texas endures hurricane’s devastation by the staff of Beaumont Enterprise
Overcoming Ike: Standing by you–commemorative 6 month anniversary DVD by KHOU-TV
Hurricane Rita: Reflections of a generation witnessing disaster edited by Vertna Bradley
Isaac’s storm: A man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson
Hurricane preparedness: Before, during, & after by ShowMeHow Videos
Hurricane tracking charts are also available.
Join the MyMoon webcast on June 20 at 8 pm ET for a lively discussion with Dr. Pamela Gay. Dr. Gay is an astronomer, writer and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people about science and technology. Join in the discussion about her new Moonmappers citizen science project.
Several newly published papers by USRA scientists are on display on the bulletin board in the library. These papers represent recent work by scientific staff members of the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS).