Category Archives: Education

SkyFest on May 9 – The Dawn Mission Arrives at Ceres

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Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, May 9, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm for the next SkyFest event, “i C Ceres: The Dawn Mission Arrives at Ceres.” 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.

Cosmic Explorations Lecture Registration Now Open

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Registration is now open for the next Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series presentation. Dr. Britney Schmidt of the Georgia Institute of Technology will present “The Europa Report: A Report” on April 9 at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend. Join us at the LPI for this educational and entertaining event.

NASA Educator Professional Development Presents “Hubble Space Telescope (HST) 25th Celebration” Webinar Series in April

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April 2015 is Hubble Space Telescope Month. The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is providing six 1-hour webinars during the month of April to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. Educators are invited to attend and learn how to incorporate exciting images, videos, and activities into classroom instruction for students of all ages. Register online.

“Our Place in the Universe” NRC Space Science Week Public Lecture

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What is our place in the Universe?” Throughout human history, astronomy has repeatedly overthrown our understanding of this question and new telescopes and astronomers continue to do so. Join Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute on April 1 at 6:30 pm EDT as he explores 6,000 years of human astronomy, showcases the biggest discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, including some of his own work, and ponders current mysteries of the Universe that may be unlocked by NASA’s next flagship telescopes. This talk is open to the public and accessible to all ages. It will be webcast for those who cannot attend. Find out more online and register soon.

X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge

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NASA’s Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge is designed to engage college students directly in the design, research and development of functional components of future space habitats. The challenge also helps develop strategic partnerships with universities to increase knowledge in critical exploration capabilities and technology risk reduction activities. Applications for the challenge will be accepted through April 30.

NEW DATE! Next SkyFest: Happy Anniversary, Hubble!

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Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, April 11, 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.

Next SkyFest: Happy Anniversary, Hubble!

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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.

“Our Star, The Sun!” SkyFest Event

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Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, February 21, from 1 – 3 pm for the next SkyFest event, “Our Star, The Sun!” There will be hands-on activities, and, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, there will be daytime viewing of the Sun through telescopes with special filters. 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.