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.
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.
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.)
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.