Are you planning to attend the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference next March? Details are now available online.
The LPI library has a nice selection of National Geographic DVDs, including A Traveler’s Guide to the Planets, Direct from the Moon, and Five Years on Mars. Many are now on display, and they are available to check out.
The LPI library has a large collection of documents, including NASA Technical Memorandums, Special Publications, Technical Translations, and more.
Today is the first day of autumn. The United States Naval Observatory offers an explanation of Earth’s seasons.
Did you know that we have traveling exhibits for libraries to borrow? The exhibits are banners that use colorful images and text to share current lunar and asteroid science and exploration stories. The displays can be used to excite and engage patrons in further exploration through library resources and programs. Find out online about the current exhibits that are available, loan guidelines, and how to request an exhibit.
Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will host a panel discussion featuring six space policy experts to review the present status and future of NASA and the nation’s civil space program. This event will be held on Monday, October 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility at Rice University. The moderator will be George W. S. Abbey, Senior Fellow in Space Policy at the Baker Institute. Registration is required to attend.
The LPI has a Flickr page. It’s got lots of great planetary images!
Books and DVDs about the search for life in the universe are currently on display at the LPI library. Materials on display can be checked out.
NASA is looking for volunteers for review panels. Subject matter experts are needed to serve as mail-in reviewers of proposals and/or in-person reviewers to engage in discussions at a face-to-face panel meeting. New researchers (including post doctoral fellows) are welcome to apply as they provide fresh insight from people close to the most current research. Reviewers are needed for Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), Planetary Science and Technology Through Analog Research, Earth Science Applications: Ecological Forecasting, 2016 Mars Data Analysis, and Concepts for Ocean Worlds Life Detection Technology. All the details are online.
The American Geophysical Union’s Plainspoken Scientist blog discusses the value of “plain-language abstracts” in sharing science, abstracts that are accessible to a broader audience and free of jargon. Several tips for creating a plain-language abstract are offered. (Graphic credit: JoAnna Wendel)