The March 2015 edition of the Mars Exploration Science Monthly Newsletter is now available online.
Vote for your favorite Hubble Space Telescope images during Hubble Mania! The Hubble Space Telescope has captured many amazing images during its 25 years in orbit. To celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, 32 Hubble images have been pitted against each other in a competition in which you decide the victors. Fill out a printable Hubble image bracket and see which images make it to the finals. Voting starts March 4.
The list of official Lunar and Planetary Science Conference microbloggers has been released.
Did you miss the talk given by Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute in January? Watch a recording of her presentation “Real vs. Reel” online.
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.
Enhance geology education with Schoolyard Geology from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). This website helps explore geological features found in a typical schoolyard through activities and examples of what to look for, creating a rich geologic experience.
In a recent post, the American Geophysical Union’s blog The Plainspoken Scientist presents the idea that scientists have a responsibility to communicate with the public.
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.