Monthly Archives: February 2013


EarthSpace is your One-Stop Shop for information and resources for undergraduate education in planetary science and solar and space physics. At EarthSpace you will find the latest news, funding opportunities, and educational research for undergraduate faculty. This clearinghouse is a place where you can submit and find materials for your classroom, including lectures, activities, home work, and other assets.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Fourteen major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined together to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) Project. Their goal is to digitize the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections and make it available through a global “biodiversity commons.” There are now over 58,000 titles online including subject areas of geology, mines and mineral resources, and paleontology.

24/7 Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science presents 24/7 Science, a collection of interactive science activities to experiment, design, test, and discover amazing things about science and the world around us. Among the activities, you can find out about Jupiter’s moons, take a trip around the Earth, and explore the electromagnetic spectrum. Along with this collection are archived webinars designed to enhance professional development and how-to videos.

Help Name Pluto’s Moons

Vote for your favorites names for Pluto’s two moons currently called P4 and P5. The P4/P5 Discovery Team of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute, are taking your votes and suggestions at the Pluto Rocks website. This input will be taken into consideration when they propose the names for P4 and P5 to the international astronomical community. Voting ends at noon EST on Monday, February 25th, 2013.

Landsat Improving Everyday Life

Visit NASA Landsat News online and find out how Landsat is improving everyday life.
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) builds on a rich legacy of service to society. LDCM, launched successfully on February 11, is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series and will be renamed Landsat 8. This mission will extend the more than 40-year-long Landsat record of Earth’s continental and coastal landscapes. Since the launch of Landsat 1 in 1972, Landsat satellites have become an integral part of many operational land management activities around the world.
The Landsat Application Book, Landsat: Continuing to Improve Everyday Life (PDF, 101 Mb), explores a number of important everyday uses of Landsat that benefit us as a society. The application book was published in February 2013 and an eBook version will be available soon.

Lecture at Rice University

Rice University is offering a free public lecture, Gender, Math, and Science, presented by Harvard University Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Spelke. This Martel Distinguished Lecture in Gender and Science will be on Thursday, February 21, at 6 pm in McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall. More information about this event can be found online.