Rice University presents the next Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture on Tuesday, November 19. Maria-Vittoria “Giugi” Carminati, an expert in space law, will be speaking at 7:00 pm in Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium, on the campus of Rice University. This event is free and open to the public.
As part of its work on a NASA-funded Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) data recovery project, the Lunar and Planetary Institute has scanned a collection of ALSEP-related documents. This archive focuses on the development, deployment, and operation of the ALSEP experiments.
Celebrate Geologic Map Day on October 18. Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
The Barringer Crater Company has online educational resources for educators and students about craters and impacts. Resources include slide shows, lesson plans, and related links.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute library will be closed on Monday, October 14, in observance of Columbus Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 15.
Take part in Earth Science Week 2013! Held October 13-19, ESW 2013 will promote awareness of the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences. “Mapping Our World” is this year’s theme.
Check out the collection of short videos illuminating the Hubble Space Telescope’s activities, discoveries and science. They are in the HubbleSite movie theater.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is currently about 3 billion miles from Earth, en route to a historic encounter to reconnoiter Pluto and its moons. The New Horizons Message Initiative hopes to persuade NASA to upload a message to the spacecraft’s memory, following a successful Pluto encounter. Join the effort and sign the peitition.
Mark your calendar for the November SkyFest event. Come and enjoy night sky viewing at the Lunar and Planetary Institute as we “Explore Mars with MAVEN.” Observe the night sky through telescopes and discover Mars and MAVEN (the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) through hands-on activities. This free event will be held Saturday, November 2, from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
Join LPI and the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society on Saturday, October 12, at the George Observatory as we celebrate the International Observe the Moon Night. The George Observatory is in the Brazos Bend State Park in Needville.