Tonight marks the 76th anniversary of the historic radio broadcast of the radio drama The War of the Worlds on CBS Radio’s Mercury Theater on the Air hosted by Orson Welles. You can hear the 1938 radio broadcast on the Internet Archive.
Want to be the first to receive notice of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) updates? Submit your Indication of Interest form by November 7.
If in Houston, attend the Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture “Adrift: Does America have a future in space?” presented by Eric Berger, Science Writer for the Houston Chronicle. This lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 19, from 7 – 8 pm in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, on the campus of Rice University.
The Mars High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) has now added Swedish to the roster of resources in multiple languages. A new Tumblr site–Beautiful Mars Svenska–and dedicated Twitter feed– @HiRISESwedish–are now available. These are the first and only resources from an active NASA mission in the Swedish language.
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.
Registration opens tomorrow, October 23, for the next Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series event scheduled for Thursday, November 6. The LPI’s Dr. Walter Kiefer will present “Exploring The Core: The Inside Story.” This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Join us.
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.
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!
Submit photos of your science-themed Halloween costumes to the American Geophysical Union Tumblr site. Time to dress up in something science-y.