Author Archives: Linda Chappell

Next SkyFest: Happy Anniversary, Hubble!

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Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, April 4, from 8 – 10 pm for the next SkyFest event, “Happy Anniversary, Hubble!” There will be hands-on activities, and, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, there will be viewing of the night sky. The event is free and open to explorers of all ages, but children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult the entire time they are visiting the LPI.

Special Presentation by Dr. Paul Schenk: NASA’s Year of the Dwarves

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Join us at the LPI on Thursday, February 26, at 7:30 pm for a special presentation by Dr. Paul Schenk, NASA’s Year of the Dwarves: Exploration of Ceres and Pluto. Dr. Schenk will provide a preview of the Dawn and New Horizons missions and will discuss what scientists hope to discover with upcoming mission data. This presentation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a light reception. Registration is not required for this event.

“Our Star, The Sun!” SkyFest Event

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Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, February 21, from 1 – 3 pm for the next SkyFest event, “Our Star, The Sun!” There will be hands-on activities, and, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, there will be daytime viewing of the Sun through telescopes with special filters. The event is free and open to explorers of all ages, but children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult the entire time they are visiting the LPI.