Did you know that the LPI library has a lot more than books and journals? We do! We have DVDs, globes, models, teacher’s guides and children’s materials, documents, maps, and images.
Attention camp professionals and park educators/interpreters! Apply now for the Exploring Solar System Beginnings: The OSIRIS-REx Launch Professional Development Experience for Camp Professionals and Park Educators/Interpreters. Join educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute for a two-day professional development training that will provide you with hands-on activities and other resources to help you bring NASA’s solar system science and exploration into your programs. The training will be followed by a day of activities at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, culminating in a viewing of the OSIRIS-REx launch! Training will be September 6 – 7 and launch activities are scheduled for September 8. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 22 at 5:00 pm CDT.
NASA is celebrating the first successful landing on Mars by a U.S. spacecraft – Viking 1 — with a history discussion from 2 to 3:30 pm EDT on Tuesday, July 19, and a Viking 40th anniversary symposium 8 am to 5:10 pm Wednesday, July 20 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Portions of these events that highlight the initial steps on the Journey to Mars will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.
The July 2016 edition of the Mars Exploration Science Monthly Newsletter is now available online.
The Meteoritics & Planetary Science journal (MAPS) is accepting submissions for a special issue about the state of crater population studies. Both new research or techniques into crater population studies and review-style papers are solicited. Submissions to this issue are expected to close on September 1, 2016.
Here’s a helpful infographic that summarizes the radiation challenges the Juno spacecraft faces in its mission to study Jupiter.
After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) on Monday, July 4. Juno captured a unique time-lapse movie of the Galilean satellites in motion about Jupiter. The movie begins on June 12 with Juno 10 million miles from Jupiter, and ends on June 29, 3 million miles distant.
Find out about Teen Science Cafés, a vehicle for connecting scientists with high school teenagers, on the American Geophysical Union’s Plainspoken Scientist blog.
The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin issue 145 is now available online. The cover story is “NASA’s Juno Mission: What’s Inside Jupiter?”