This week new titles in remote sensing are highlighted with this display in the library.
Getting ready for next month’s International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)? A selection of InOMN event materials including Moon maps, statistics and other lunar resources have been compiled and are available online. InOMN is Saturday, September 19.
The LPI library has a new globe, a small Mars globe by Replogle. It’s just 13 cm in diameter, and its plastic base includes a magnifier.
Vote for your favorite planetary images and watch them rise and fall on the NASA Solar System Exploration Multimedia Top 10 page. Voting is easy–find an image you like, then click on the stars to rate that image. Watch as everyone’s favorites rise to the top.
Got a minute? Want to find out more about Pluto and the New Horizons mission? Check out the Pluto in a Minute Video Series from NASA’s New Horizons mission team.
What if you were limited to using only the 1000 most common words in the English language to explain your science? The latest post on the American Geophysical Union’s blog The Plainspoken Scientist shares how plain-language communications skills can be useful in describing scientific concepts.
Science-team members for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are soliciting help from the public to analyze exotic features near the south pole of Mars. By categorizing features visible in images from the orbiter’s Context Camera, volunteers are using their own computers to help the team identify specific areas for even more detailed examination with the orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. HiRISE can reveal more detail than any other camera ever put into orbit around Mars. Information about how to participate is at the “Planet Four: Terrains” website.
If you missed a talk at AbSciCon 2015, or were unable to attend, the plenary sessions and some afternoon sessions were recorded, and archived presentations are available online.
The USRA Scholarship Awards provide college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in science or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education. Up to four scholarship awards are presented to undergraduate students each fall. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students attending a four-year accredited college or university that offers courses leading to a degree in science or engineering, and applicants must be within two years of earning a BS degree in a field of science or engineering, including life science and science education, by the time the award is received. Apply online – the deadline is July 31.
The Goddard Space Flight Center’s Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) brings you Dial-a-Moon, an animation that shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2015, at hourly intervals. Plug in a month, day and UT hour and find out what the Moon looked like or will look like.