The LPI Library has new Mars publications on display, including Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission (2014), Why Mars: NASA and the Politics of Space Exploration (2014), and the Geologic Map of Mars (SIM 3292) from the United States Geological Survey (2014).
The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, September 2.
The LPI introduces the second Mars topical website, Mars Polar Science and Exploration. It is intended to provide one-stop access to the latest news, information about past and future meetings, a searchable database of Mars polar science peer-reviewed publications and special issues, educational resources, and a variety of other web-based resources, for scientists, students, educators and the general public.
The online Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature contains detailed information about all names of topographic and albedo features on planets and satellites (and some planetary ring and ring-gap systems) that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named and approved from its founding in 1919 through the present time.
The new edition of the LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter is now available online. Find out about workshops and courses, events, resources, mission news, and more.
Due to increased interest in LPI’s Cosmic Explorations Speakers Series, event registration will be required this season. Online registration for the first presentation, “Gravity,” will open on September 4 and is limited to 250.
Today the space shuttle replica Independence being lifted to its permanent home atop Space Center Houston’s historic space shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA). The SCA and Shuttle Attraction will be an unprecedented, international landmark exhibit that will open in 2015, stand over eight stories tall, and feature interactive exhibits for the public to explore.
Teachers, are your students obsessed with space? Looking for curriculum that blends science content and literacy skills? NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN)presents Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore! A workshop for elementary teachers and educators.
MAVEN, the next Mars mission, arrives at Mars on September 21. This workshop will include a special appearance from Max Goes to Mars author, Jeffrey Bennet, dinner and lectures by MAVEN scientists, followed by a NASATV broadcast of the arrival. The event will take place on Sunday, September 21, from 1:00 to 8:30 pm at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), Space Sciences Building, 3665 Discovery Dr., Boulder, Colorado 80303. The registration fee is only $20 and covers coffee, snacks and dinner. Register online by September 15.