Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

Traveling Exhibits for Libraries


Did you know that we have traveling exhibits for libraries to borrow? The exhibits are banners that use colorful images and text to share current lunar and asteroid science and exploration stories. The displays can be used to excite and engage patrons in further exploration through library resources and programs. Find out online about the current exhibits that are available, loan guidelines, and how to request an exhibit.

Space Policy Panel Discussion October 3


Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will host a panel discussion featuring six space policy experts to review the present status and future of NASA and the nation’s civil space program. This event will be held on Monday, October 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility at Rice University. The moderator will be George W. S. Abbey, Senior Fellow in Space Policy at the Baker Institute. Registration is required to attend.

Review Panel Volunteers are Needed


NASA is looking for volunteers for review panels. Subject matter experts are needed to serve as mail-in reviewers of proposals and/or in-person reviewers to engage in discussions at a face-to-face panel meeting. New researchers (including post doctoral fellows) are welcome to apply as they provide fresh insight from people close to the most current research. Reviewers are needed for Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), Planetary Science and Technology Through Analog Research, Earth Science Applications: Ecological Forecasting, 2016 Mars Data Analysis, and Concepts for Ocean Worlds Life Detection Technology. All the details are online.

SkyFest in October: International Observe the Moon Night


The Lunar and Planetary Institute, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, presents SkyFest on Saturday, October 8, from 7 – 9 pm at the LPI. It’s International Observe the Moon Night! This free event is open to explorers of all ages and includes hands-on activities as well as viewing through telescopes (weather permitting). Join us!