The Rice Space Institute presents Laurie Leshin, President of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Jon Morse, CEO of the BoldlyGo Institute, on Thursday, February 18, at 7 pm at the McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, on the campus of Rice University. They will discuss “Advancing the Frontiers of Space Science.” This event is free and open to the public.
Going to the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference? Interested in using your social media outlets and skills to report on what’s going on during the conference? Applications are now being accepted for LPSC microbloggers for ! The deadline is February 19. Find out about the rules and responsibilities online.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) introduces Connected Science Learning, an online journal that highlights STEM education experiences that bridge the gap between formal and informal science education settings. The inaugural issue of Connected Science Learning will be published in spring 2016, focusing on the theme Successful Formal–Informal Science Education Collaborations. Sign up now to get the first issue.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute has a Flickr page. Enjoy over 1700 planetary images, including NASA press release images from Arizona State University, 3-D solar system images, and planetary comparisons. New images are added monthly.
The Universe in the Classroom is an electronic educational newsletter published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Christine Shupla of the LPI Education and Public Outreach team is the author of “Planetary Exploration in Science Education” featured in the Winter 2016 issue.
The Mars Survival Kit is a collection of educational activities for students in grades K-12. Each educational activity includes a brief description, as well as information about how the activities and lessons align to the Next Generation Science Standards.
If in Houston, plan to attend the grand public opening of Independence Plaza at Space Center Houston (SCH) featuring the shuttle replica Independence mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft. On January 23 the public will be able to enter both, making it the only publicly accessible shuttle-and-carrier configuration of its kind in the world.
The new Astrophysics Assets for Planetary Science website provides the entire science community with information and updates about NASA’s astrophysics investments, promoting collaboration and supporting interdisciplinary interactions between scientific fields.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference abstract haikus are back! Compose a conference mini-abstract in haiku form and submit.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, January 19.