The Lunar and Planetary Institute is hosting a special Exploration Science Summer Intern Program to build on the success of the former Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program that was designed to evaluate possible landing sites on the Moon for robotic and human exploration missions. The program for 2015 is designed to have the same impact on future exploration activities, but has a broader scope that includes both the Moon and near-Earth asteroids. Activities may involve assessments and traverse plans for a particular destination (e.g., on the lunar farside) or a more general assessment of a class of possible exploration targets (e.g., small near-Earth asteroids).
This program is open to graduate students in geology, planetary science, planetary astronomy, and related programs. It is also open to exceptional undergraduate students with at least 50 semester hours of credit in those fields. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2015.
The University of Cincinnati (UC) has made available online the Neil A. Armstrong Commemorative Archives. The archives contain contain images, documents and texts, primarily from the University Archives, relating to the teaching career of Neil Armstrong at UC from 1971 through 1979. Also included are selected significant artifacts and documents from Armstrong’s life beyond UC.
Tonight marks the 76th anniversary of the historic radio broadcast of the radio drama The War of the Worlds on CBS Radio’s Mercury Theater on the Air hosted by Orson Welles. You can hear the 1938 radio broadcast on the Internet Archive.
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Students from the Lund University in Sweden worked in the library on projects they presented at the Johnson Space Center on October 22. Their project panels are now on display in the library.
If in Houston, attend the Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture “Adrift: Does America have a future in space?” presented by Eric Berger, Science Writer for the Houston Chronicle. This lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 19, from 7 – 8 pm in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, on the campus of Rice University.
The Mars High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) has now added Swedish to the roster of resources in multiple languages. A new Tumblr site–Beautiful Mars Svenska–and dedicated Twitter feed– @HiRISESwedish–are now available. These are the first and only resources from an active NASA mission in the Swedish language.
STEP (Sustainable Trainer Engagement Program) is sponsoring a free Middle School Earth Science Teacher Workshop at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, November 8, from 9 am to 3 pm. This workshop is specifically geared toward select 8th grade science topics including topography, lunar phases, and seasons. Register now–the event is limited to 30 participants.
Registration opens tomorrow, October 23, for the next Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series event scheduled for Thursday, November 6. The LPI’s Dr. Walter Kiefer will present “Exploring The Core: The Inside Story.” This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Join us.