Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

Special Presentation by Dr. Paul Schenk: NASA’s Year of the Dwarves


Join us at the LPI on Thursday, February 26, at 7:30 pm for a special presentation by Dr. Paul Schenk, NASA’s Year of the Dwarves: Exploration of Ceres and Pluto. Dr. Schenk will provide a preview of the Dawn and New Horizons missions and will discuss what scientists hope to discover with upcoming mission data. This presentation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a light reception. Registration is not required for this event.

“Our Star, The Sun!” SkyFest Event

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Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, February 21, from 1 – 3 pm for the next SkyFest event, “Our Star, The Sun!” There will be hands-on activities, and, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, there will be daytime viewing of the Sun through telescopes with special filters. The event is free and open to explorers of all ages, but children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult the entire time they are visiting the LPI.

Host a Space, Earth Science or Technology Exhibit at Your Public Library


The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance, invites public libraries to apply to host one of three science- and technology-focused traveling exhibitions. The interactive exhibitions are designed to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning opportunities for all ages. Each exhibition will travel to eight sites in 2016 and 2017. Application deadline is April 7, 2015.