Category Archives: Education

Sky Fest Event August 6

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The Lunar and Planetary Institute, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, presents Sky Fest on Saturday, August 6, from 1 – 3 pm at the LPI. This free event is open to explorers of all ages and includes hands-on activities as well as viewing through telescopes (weather permitting). Make plans to join us.

Sky Fest Event May 21

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The Lunar and Planetary Institute, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, presents Sky Fest on Saturday, May 21, from 8 – 10 pm at the LPI. This free event is open to explorers of all ages and includes hands-on activities as well as viewing Jupiter and other night sky objects through telescopes (weather permitting). Make plans to join us.

Viewing of Mercury Transit on May 9

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There will be a viewing of the planet Mercury as it crosses the face of the sun on Monday, May 9 from 10 am to noon in the parking lot of the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane in Houston. Join us and safely view the sun with a telescope provided by the LPI. This is a free event and all ages are welcome. (Viewing will not take place if skies are cloudy.)

LPI Education Team at Texas Library Association Conference

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Our education team shared Explore! child and tween activities with librarians attending the 2016 Texas Library Association (TLA) conference in Houston this week, showing them how libraries can incorporate planetary science into their youth programs. A highlight of the booth was the StarLab portable planetarium. Find out more about our education programs online.