The Lunar and Planetary Institute, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, presents SkyFest on August 6 from 1 – 3 pm at the LPI. The topic is the Juno mission to Jupiter. This free event is open to explorers of all ages and includes hands-on activities as well as viewing through telescopes (weather permitting).
Journey through the alphabet and learn about asteroids, Earth’s rocky neighbors, with the Asteroid Alphabet. This educational resource includes downloadable and printable cards that showcase an asteroid in our solar system for each letter of the alphabet.
Attention camp professionals and park educators/interpreters! Apply now for the Exploring Solar System Beginnings: The OSIRIS-REx Launch Professional Development Experience for Camp Professionals and Park Educators/Interpreters. Join educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute for a two-day professional development training that will provide you with hands-on activities and other resources to help you bring NASA’s solar system science and exploration into your programs. The training will be followed by a day of activities at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, culminating in a viewing of the OSIRIS-REx launch! Training will be September 6 – 7 and launch activities are scheduled for September 8. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 22 at 5:00 pm CDT.
From the NEOShield-2 project, build your own little models of the Earth and of an asteroid. Download the files, print the patterns and cut out the shapes, fold the shapes and glue them together.
The Sixth Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall held in Washington, DC over the weekend was a HUGE success with over 700 visitors attending. LPI science and education staff were on hand to discuss the latest in lunar and solar system science and exploration, as well as answer visitor questions about the solar system and discuss careers in science.
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.
Find out about upcoming educator professional development events on the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative events calendar. It lists conferences, K-12 presentations, NASA news, and more.
The LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter is a monthly online communication with news and information of interest to educators. Find out about workshops and courses, special events, educational resources, mission news, and ways to get involved.
Why explore science with your child? By actively making science a part of family life, parents send the message that science is important. Find out more about parents’ involvement in science learning from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE) higher education resources can be found on the LPI website. Resources include classroom illustrations, lunar atlases, computational tools, lab exercises, and more.