Author Archives: Linda Chappell

Rice University Observatory Open House


The observatory at Rice University is having an open house tomorrow, November 20, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the 4th floor Observatory, Brockman Hall for Physics on campus. Professor of Physics and Astronomy Dr. Patricia Reiff will give a planetarium presentation on the evening and morning sky, including the dance of the morning planets. Observation (if clear) will be from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The open house is free and open to the public.

Building STEAM with Día Mini-Grants


The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is accepting proposals for the 2016 Building STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) with Día mini-grants. The ALSC will award up to ten libraries $2,000 each to implement a Building a STEAM with Día program in their community. The project year for this grant is January 2016 through May 2016. For more information and to apply for a mini-grant, please visit the Building STEAM with Día mini-grants site. Applications are due Monday, November 30, 2015 at 5 pm CT.

CineSpace Screening at the MFAH


Sixteen short film finalists of the first annual CineSpace competition will be screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Friday, November 13, beginning at 7 pm. The CineSpace competition is a collaborative project of Houston Cinema Arts Society and NASA–194 films were submitted and were judged on creativity, innovation, and attention to detail – the same hallmarks of spaceflight. Enjoy the awards presentation and screening of the films with astronaut Don Pettit and other guests. Find out more and get tickets online.