CLSE Announces 2016 Intern Class


The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration of the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA Johnson Space Center are pleased to announce the 2016 class of Exploration Science Summer Interns. These interns and the LPI planetary science interns will be arriving soon and will have desks and work spaces in the library. Congratulations to the nine students chosen to participate in this summer’s program! 

Final 2015-2016 Cosmic Explorations Lecture on June 2



The final Cosmic Explorations lecture of the 2015-2016 season will be on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 pm. Dr. Allan Treiman, senior staff scientist at the LPI, will present an update on “The Curiosity Rover on Mars.” This free public event will be held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute and will be streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel. A light reception and an opportunity to chat with the speaker will follow.

Meteor Crater Field Training Deadline June 3


Applications are being accepted now through June 3 for the Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater. This week-long field class and research project based at Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (more popularly known as Meteor Crater) will introduce students to impact cratering processes and provide an opportunity to assist with a research project at the crater. Eligibility requirements and application details are available online. 

Viewing of Mercury Transit on May 9


There will be a viewing of the planet Mercury as it crosses the face of the sun on Monday, May 9 from 10 am to noon in the parking lot of the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane in Houston. Join us and safely view the sun with a telescope provided by the LPI. This is a free event and all ages are welcome. (Viewing will not take place if skies are cloudy.)