Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

Eclipse Over Houston Art Competition

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The Lunar and Planetary Institute and Sci Art Exchange announce the Eclipse Over Houston Art Competition to celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21. All Houston-area artists are invited to submit original visual or literary work about the science behind a solar eclipse or how eclipses impact humanity. Winners will be selected from multiple age groups: 5-9, 10-13, 14-18, and adult. Winning artwork will be displayed at the Freeman Public Library, Levy Park, and the Lunar and Planetary Institute and featured during the Eclipse Over Houston festivities. Artwork must be submitted by August 1.

Spinoff

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Learn about the many ways that space technologies and expertise benefit life here on Earth. Since 1976, the publication “Spinoff” has highlighted theses benefits. The 2017 edition of “Spinoff” is available in print and in a variety of digital formats. An issue archive is also online.

MAVEN Outreach Webinar

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A MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) outreach webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at 7 pm EST (4 PM PST). Dr. Shannon Curry from the University of California Berkeley will discuss how planetary bodies such as Mars and Venus can be used to provide insight into how atmospheres evolve, as scientists model and begin to observe directly the atmospheres of exoplanets. This professional development opportunity is for formal and informal educators, troop leaders, museum docents, and others interested in MAVEN and Mars science.