Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko has been in the news a lot lately. How much do you know about comets? NASA’s Lunar and Planetary Science: Comets webpage has lots of resources including a fact sheet, FAQs, mission information, images, and more.
The deadline for submissions to the Humans in Space Art Video Challenge has been extended to Sunday, November 30. Submit a video of any style three minutes or less that explores the question “How will space, science, and technology benefit humanity?”
Electronic versions of key works by D. M. Barringer, B. C. Tilghman, and G. K. Gilbert about the controversy surrounding the origin of Meteor Crater in Arizona have been made available on the LPI website. (Note that the 1910 work of Barringer is published with the permission of his family. The copyrights have expired on the other works provided online.)
Need to convey tricky science concepts to others? Try doodling. Simple drawings can be effective at capturing complex ideas and making them more accessible to a broader audience.
The latest entry on the American Geophysical Union’s Plainspoken Scientist blog explains how cartoons can provide visual simplification and enhance science communication.
Registration is now open for the 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Lots of information has been added recently to the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) website, including registration information, updated special sessions, updated press information, and more.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute is hosting a special Exploration Science Summer Intern Program to build on the success of the former Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program that was designed to evaluate possible landing sites on the Moon for robotic and human exploration missions. The program for 2015 is designed to have the same impact on future exploration activities, but has a broader scope that includes both the Moon and near-Earth asteroids. Activities may involve assessments and traverse plans for a particular destination (e.g., on the lunar farside) or a more general assessment of a class of possible exploration targets (e.g., small near-Earth asteroids).
This program is open to graduate students in geology, planetary science, planetary astronomy, and related programs. It is also open to exceptional undergraduate students with at least 50 semester hours of credit in those fields. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2015.
The latest edition of the LPI Bulletin is now available online.
The University of Cincinnati (UC) has made available online the Neil A. Armstrong Commemorative Archives. The archives contain contain images, documents and texts, primarily from the University Archives, relating to the teaching career of Neil Armstrong at UC from 1971 through 1979. Also included are selected significant artifacts and documents from Armstrong’s life beyond UC.
Tonight marks the 76th anniversary of the historic radio broadcast of the radio drama The War of the Worlds on CBS Radio’s Mercury Theater on the Air hosted by Orson Welles. You can hear the 1938 radio broadcast on the Internet Archive.
Want to be the first to receive notice of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) updates? Submit your Indication of Interest form by November 7.