This week we welcomed the 2017 LPI Summer Interns. On Monday along with their orientation, they received a tour of the astromaterials sample lab at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). Several interns have desks and workspaces in the LPI library for the summer while others are working at JSC.
The BeautifulMars Project is looking for people to promote the idea that knowledge about Mars belongs to everyone. If you are fluent or even semi-fluent in a second language or multiple languages, consider volunteering your skills to translate High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) image titles. Detailed information and guidelines are available online. Help make outreach history!
Did you miss any of this season’s Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series lectures? You can watch recordings of past presentations online.
Find out all about eclipse history. Check out Eclipse 101.
What’s up for June 2017? This month view and compare Saturn and Jupiter. This short video shows where and when to point your telescope or binoculars to see these planets and their largest moons.
A recent post on the American Geophysical Union’s Plainspoken Scientist blog offers tips and advice on “Sciencing & Social Media.”
The investigation into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has been completed. Conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the lander to crash close to its planned landing site. The report from the Schiaparelli Inquiry Board is available online.
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon. This year InOMN will be Saturday, October 28. Find out how to get involved and browse event materials and related activities and resources online.