Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

LPI Contributions

The LPI has recently scanned and made available on our website many of the publications in our Contribution Series. Some of the publications are:

Abstracts of papers presented at the Conference on Interactions of the Interplanetary Plasma with the Modern and Ancient Moon

Papers presented to the Symposium on Planetary Cratering Mechanics : a Lunar Science Institute topical conference Flagstaff, Arizona 13 – 17 September 1976

Lunar and Planetary Science Information Resources, 2nd edition

Papers presented to the Conference on Comparisons of Mercury and the Moon : Houston, Texas 15-17 November 1976

Introduction to the Apollo collections

Planetary Exploration: Progress and Promise

Selected Bibliography on Lunar and Space Colonies, Space Utilization

Workshop on the Caribbean Plate and Geodynamics : 25 January 1978, 24 February 1978

Papers presented to the conference on Plateau Uplift, Mode and Mechanism : a Lunar and Planetary Institute topical conference Flagstaff, Arizona 14 – 16 1978

Invited papers presented to a workshop on Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Dust Formation in the Space Medium : a Lunar and Planetary Institute workshop 6 – 8 September 1978

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference X: Press Abstracts

Ten Years of Lunar Science, What Have We Learned? Briefing Notes Astronaut Reunion

Impact craters of the Earth

Papers presented to the Conference on the Ancient Sun Fossil Record in the Earth, Moon and Meteorites : a Lunar and Planetary Institute topical conference Boulder, Colorado 15 – 19 October 1979

Press abstracts : Eleventh Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 17-21, 1980

Papers presented to the 43rd Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting : La Jolla, California 2 – 6 September 1980

Papers presented to the Conference on Multi-Ring Basins Formation and Evolution : 10 – 12 November 1980

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XII: Press Abstracts

Papers presented to the Conference on Large Body Impacts and Terrestrial Evolution: Geological, Climatological, and Biological Implications : October 19-22, 1981, Snowbird, Utah

Papers presented to the Conference on the Processes of Planetary Rifting : Christian Brothers’ Retreat House, Nappa Valley, California, 3-5 December, 1981

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XIII: Press Abstracts

Papers presented to the 45th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 13-16 September 1982

Papers presented to the Conference on Planetary Volatiles, October 9-12, 1982

Papers presented to the Conference on Chondrules and their Origins, Houston, Texas, November 15-17, 1982

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XIV: Press Abstracts

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XV: Press Abstracts

Abstracts and program for the 47th annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society : Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 30 – August 2, 1984

Abstracts and program for the Conference on the Origin of the Moon : October 14-16, 1984, Kona, Hawaii

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XVI: Press Abstracts

Abstracts presented to Terrestrial Planets Comparative Planetology : June 5-7, 1985

Papers presented to the Conference on Heat and Detachment in Crustal Extension on Continents and Planets : Sedona, Arizona, October 10-12, 1985

Papers presented to the Workshop on the Geology and Petrology of the Apollo 15 Landing Site : November, 13-15, 1985, Houston, Texas

Greenstone belts : Houston, Texas, January 16-18, 1986

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XVII: Press Abstracts

Papers presented to the Symposium on Mars, Evolution of Its Climate and Atmosphere : July 17-19, 1986, Washington, D.C.

 

MAVEN Teacher Workshop

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Teachers, are your students obsessed with space? Looking for curriculum that blends science content and literacy skills? NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN)presents Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore! A workshop for elementary teachers and educators.

MAVEN, the next Mars mission, arrives at Mars on September 21. This workshop will include a special appearance from Max Goes to Mars author, Jeffrey Bennet, dinner and lectures by MAVEN scientists, followed by a NASATV broadcast of the arrival. The event will take place on Sunday, September 21, from 1:00 to 8:30 pm at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), Space Sciences Building, 3665 Discovery Dr., Boulder, Colorado 80303. The registration fee is only $20 and covers coffee, snacks and dinner. Register online by September 15.

“Science” on the Silver Screen

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Just announced…the topic for the 2014-2015 season of the Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series is “Science” on the Silver Screen. The first presentation will be on Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 pm at USRA’s Lunar and Planetary Institute. Astronaut Dr. Stanley Love will be discussing the recent film “Gravity.”

Please note that for this free series, registration to attend is required, and seating is limited to 250. For more information, visit www.lpi.usra.edu/education/lectures.

JPL Mobile Apps

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Looking to explore your favorite space images in striking detail or take a virtual trip to Mars? The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has apps for that. All the best JPL science, images and more are available from several new JPL applications, including Space Images V2, Moon Tours, Be a Martian, and Space Place Prime. These apps will keep you informed and entertained no matter where you are.

National Community College Aerospace Scholars

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Community college students from across the nation are invited to apply to become National Community College Aerospace Scholars. Students who dream of having a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) career can learn more about what NASA does and how to become a part of the exciting future of space exploration. Details are available online, and there will be two informational webinars on August 11 at 9 am and 4 pm CDT. Applications are due August 18.

Lunar Bridgehead: The Ranger 7 Story

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In the early days of lunar exploration, no one knew what the surface of the Moon was really like. Fifty years ago on July 31, 1964, NASA obtained the first close-up photographs of the Moon from Ranger 7, a spacecraft that made a historic impact that day. The short 1964 documentary “Lunar Bridgehead,” produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, chronicles the moments leading up to and following Ranger 7 mission’s lunar impact 50 years ago. The 29-minute film is available to watch online.