Don’t miss the NASA Headquarters Briefing at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Monday, March 16, at 5:30 pm. Representatives from the Planetary Sciences Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will address the community.
Interested in using accurate science fiction stories to teach or reinforce astronomy and physics concepts? Astronomy professor Andrew Fraknoi of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, has compiled a list that may be helpful.
Learn about every Apollo mission, from Apollo 1 to Apollo 17, with photos, videos, animation, and panoramic views of the lunar surface from NASA’s interactive feature “The Apollo Missions.”
The February 2015 edition of the Mars Exploration Science Monthly Newsletter is now available online.
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance, invites public libraries to apply to host one of three science- and technology-focused traveling exhibitions. The interactive exhibitions are designed to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning opportunities for all ages. Each exhibition will travel to eight sites in 2016 and 2017. Application deadline is April 7, 2015.
If in Houston, attend the next Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture presented by Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer. Her talk, “Dare to Dream: Travels of a Private Space Explorer,” will be held on Friday, February 6, at 4:00 pm in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, on the Rice University campus. The general public is invited.
The deadline for registering for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in March at a reduced rate is Sunday, February 22. The deadline for conference registration cancellations with refunds (less 10% processing fee) is Monday, March 2. Important dates can be found online.
Join us at the LPI for the next two lectures in this season’s Cosmic Explorations series.
April 9 – Dr. Brittany Schmidt, Georgia Tech, “Europa Report”
May 7 – Dr. Seth Shostak, SETI Institute, “Movie Science: Who Cares If It’s Wrong?”
These events are free, but registration is required to attend. Check the Cosmic Explorations schedule online for more information.
Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website present an online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Anyone with internet access and a web browser can enjoy reading a high quality up-to-date copy of Richard Feynman’s legendary lectures. (This edition is only free to read online and this posting does not transfer any right to download all or any portion of The Feynman Lectures on Physics for any purpose.)
The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) announces the 2016 Grants for Student Research in Mineralogy and Petrology. Students, including graduate and undergraduate students, are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is June 1, and the next award will be made in January 2016.