Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

Earth Day Celebration at Exploration Green

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Make plans to join the LPI in a celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, at Exploration Green, a 200-acre green space in the heart of Clear Lake City that serves as an environmental refuge dedicated to conservation, recreation and flood control. This free community event will take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy kids’ activities and games, guided tours, and six miles of walking and bike trails.

Sensory Friendly Evening at Space Center Houston

downloadSpace Center Houston will host its first Sensory Friendly Evening designed specifically for children with sensory sensitivities and their families 5:30 – 9 pm on Thursday, April 20. Individuals diagnosed with conditions such as, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder are invited to explore in a reduced sensory environment with modified lightning, music and sound effects. A limited number of tickets are available for this private event to allow visitors to enjoy Space Center Houston without crowds. Find out more and purchase tickets online.

Design Your Own Exoplanet for the TESS Mission

Fly_Your_Exoplanet_on_TESS_planetsFly Your Exoplanet on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)! All ages and skill levels are invited to submit a sketch or graphic of an exoplanet in a provided template. Submissions will fly aboard the TESS spacecraft while it searches the sky for new worlds outside of our solar system. The deadline for submissions is November 20, or when capacity of the drive that will carry submissions to space is reached, whichever occurs first.