Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

Cosmic Explorations Lecture Registration Now Open

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Registration is now open for the next Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series presentation. Dr. Jill Tarter of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute will present “SETI: Real vs. Reel” on January 29 at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend. Join us at the LPI for this educational and entertaining event.

Spring 2015 Physics Lecture Series

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The University of Houston-Clear Lake has announced its Spring 2015 Physics Lecture Series. A number of professors and researchers will be presenting talks on a variety of topics, many space-related. University credit is available for attending the series, but members of the general public not pursuing credit are welcome to attend at no charge. All lectures take place Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the Student Services and Classroom Building.

Hubble’s High-Definition “Pillars of Creation”

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In celebration of its 25th anniversary this year, the Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the iconic view of the so-called “Pillars of Creation,” three giant columns of cold gas bathed in the scorching ultraviolet light from a cluster of young, massive stars in a small region of the Eagle Nebula. A new image of the famous pillars provides astronomers with a sharper and wider view.

Upcoming Teacher Workshops

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The Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) is hosting the following teacher workshops presented by Christine Shupla of the Lunar and Planetary Institute:

  • January 14 – Moon Mania: Lunar Phases and Tides (register by January 13)
  • February 5 – Weather and Climatic Interactions (register by February 4)
  • February 11 – Our Celestial Neighborhood (register by February 10)

Find out all the details, including program descriptions and contact information, online.