Monthly Archives: March 2013

MyMoon Webcasts

Join us for the next two MyMoon webcasts:

On Tuesday, April 2, at 7 pm CDT, William Pomerantz, the Vice President for Special Projects at Virgin Galactic and former head of the Google Lunar X Prize, will discuss these programs and his interest in space flight and how he became involved.

Then on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 pm CDT, Leo Camacho, the Media and Outreach Lead for the Google Lunar X PRIZE, will be talking about the $30,000,000 race to put the first private robot on the Moon and answering your questions about this global competition, intended to accelerate the pace of innovation on space exploration.

These webcasts will be held via Google+ Hangouts on Air with CosmoQuest. Please visit the webcast event page on April 2 and April 16 OR stay tuned to MyMoon and CosmoQuest social media for the link to join!


CosmoQuest is a community of people working together to advance our understanding of the universe. There are lots of ways to get involved: contribute to science, take a class, join a conversation, or just help spread the word on social media sites. Where would you like to explore today?

CosmoQuest is a production of the STEM Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Astrosphere New Media, in association with Universe Today, Bad Astronomy, and numerous partner organizations.

UH-Clear Lake Spring Seminar Series Presents Dr. Georgiana Kramer

Listen and learn at the lecture “Interaction Between the Lunar Surface and the Solar Wind,” presented by Dr. Georgiana Kramer, visiting scientist at Lunar and Planetary Institute. This lecture is part of the Spring 2013 Physics and Space Science Seminar Series sponsored by the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s School of Science and Computer Engineering.
This lecture will be presented on Thursday, April 4, from 7 – 9 pm in Room 1218 of the Bayou Building on the campus of UH-Clear Lake. This event is free and open to the public. Continuing education credits are available for teachers and engineers or others seeking credits. Live recordings of the presentations are available after each seminar.


MARS is the Java Mission-planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing. It is a geospatial information system (GIS) developed by the Arizona State University’s Mars Space Flight Facility to provide mission planning and data-analysis tools to NASA’s orbiters, instrument team members, students of all ages, and the general public.

A new and improved version, JMARS 3.0, is now available. This version has quite a few new features.

Sky Fest in April

Join the fun at the next Sky Fest at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday evening, April 27, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. The topic is Exploring the Solar System. We’ll be doing night sky viewing and exploring the solar system with LPI scientists and educators through hands-on activities. Come see Jupiter and Saturn through telescopes! Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This is a free event.


The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Team is providing a new way to access and interact with the LROC PDS archive – Lunaserv. This new Web Map Service interface is designed to make data search access easier and more intuitive.

Give it a try and send feedback to the team at Lunaserv will evolve over the next few months based on user feedback.