Monthly Archives: October 2014

Free Middle School Earth Science Teacher Workshop


STEP (Sustainable Trainer Engagement Program) is sponsoring a free Middle School Earth Science Teacher Workshop at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, November 8, from 9 am to 3 pm. This workshop is specifically geared toward select 8th grade science topics including topography, lunar phases, and seasons. Register now–the event is limited to 30 participants.

Name Rosetta’s Landing Site


Name Rosetta mission’s landing site. The rules are simple: any name can be proposed, but it must not be the name of a person. The name must be accompanied by a short description explaining why this would make the ideal name for such an historic location. The top prize can only be awarded to participants who are a citizen of or a permanent resident of an ESA Member State, an ESA Cooperating State, an EU Member State, or the United States of America and at least 13 years old.

Look Up!


Calling all educators! Are you looking for ideas to create new and exciting programs for your audiences? The Lunar and Planetary Institute has created a new website called “Look Up!” containing resources, ideas, and tips for educators looking to create programs centered on solar system events. Visit the website for programming ideas and events happening in 2014 (including Comet Siding Spring’s October 19 close encounter with Mars), 2015, and beyond!