Monthly Archives: July 2012

Selenology Today

Issue 29 of Selenology Today is available online. Articles in the July 2012 issue include:

An Interesting Crater Pair Near the Kipuka Darney Chi
Two Oblique Impact Craters
Partial Lunar Eclipse 2012 June 4: A Short Observational Report from New Zealand
Detection of the Venus Aureole During the Transit of Venus on June 6, 2012
Venus Transit Black Drop Effect with LG Lucid Droid 8366
Observations of the Transit of Venus Event, 2012 June 6 from New Zealand
Partial Lunar Eclipse 2012 June 4 A Short Observational Report from New Zealand
Venus Transit: A Gallery

Announcing the 2012 Humans in Space International Youth Art Competition

How will humans use science and technology to explore space, and what mysteries will we uncover?

Ten- to eighteen-year-olds are invited to express themselves through original visual, literary, musical and video art as they share their vision of our future in space. All forms, waivers and artwork must be submitted by October 21, 2012.

Guidelines, rules, and other information about the competition can be found at

MSL Pajama Party at the LPI

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Landing

Free Event on Sunday, August 5 from 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Come to another fun and exciting FREE Sky Fest event at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. It’s a pajama party! Join us as we watch the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and the rover Curiosity. Discover Mars and astrobiology through hands-on activies. Explorers of all ages are invited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Carolyn Crow and the Lunar Cataclysm

Join the MyMoon webcast on July 25 at 8 pm ET for a discussion about the lunar cataclysm with Carolyn Crow. Crow, a graduate student at UCLA, is a lunar scientist who has studied some of the crystals in the Moon rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts. Her research uses these crystals to help uncover more about the Moon’s rocky past, and particularly a time long ago when the Moon (and the Earth) were bombarded with giant asteroids.