There are a number of education and engagement events taking place at this year’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Participate in the education and engagement poster sessions, be a mentor or presenter for student and educator workshops, and attend special education sessions, including the first ever LPSC Planetary Science Palooza!
Find out all about the total solar eclipse happening this August at NASA’s Total Eclipse website. There is a preview video, eclipse science, free downloadables, list of events, and more.
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI), the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center, invites public libraries nationwide to apply to become a NASA@ My Library Partner and join the NASA@ My Library project. Public libraries are invited to work with NASA@ My Library project organizations, NASA, and state library agencies to increase and enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning opportunities for millions of library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations that are currently underserved in STEM education. The application deadline is March 22. Get all the details online.
The next Cosmic Explorations lecture will be on Thursday, April 13. LPI postdoctoral fellow Dr. Patricia Craig will present “Mars: Are We There Yet?” This free presentation begins at 7:30 pm at the USRA-Houston building. A reception will follow. If you can’t make it, watch it streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel.
Are you going to the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in March? Want to be a microblogger and report on what’s going on during the conference? The rules, responsibilities, media policies, and application can be found online. Apply soon — the deadline is Wednesday, February 22.
Today is NASA’s Day of Remembrance, honoring the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. The agency also pays tribute to its fallen astronauts with special Day of Remembrance online content.
Join us for the next SkyFest event, “Observing the Night Sky,” on Saturday, February 25. Explore telescope basics, build a simple telescope to take home, learn about the next big space telescope, and enjoy night sky viewing (weather permitting). Skyfest will take place 7:00 – 9:00 pm, all ages are welcome, and it’s free!
NASA is using PubMed Central (PMC) to permanently preserve and provide easy public access to the peer-reviewed papers resulting from NASA-funded research. Beginning with research funded in 2016, all NASA-funded authors and co-authors (both civil servant and non-civil servant) will be required to deposit copies of their peer-reviewed scientific publications and associated data into NASA’s publication repository called NASA PubSpace. This EXCLUDES patents, publications that contain material governed by personal privacy, export control, proprietary restrictions, or national security law or regulations.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has been asked by the Unicode Technical Committee to provide a list of suggestions for science-related emojis. Science-related emojis can help communicate science and represent sciences in social media. If you could add a few science emoji, especially for the geosciences, what would they be? Send AGU your suggestions.