Registration for the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is now OPEN! Register early for the best rate.
Join us for the next Cosmic Explorations lecture on Thursday, February 2, 2017. LPI staff scientist Dr. Georgiana Kramer will present “Lunar Swirls: You Don’t Know What You’re Missing (And Neither Do They).” The presentation begins at 7:30 pm at the USRA-Houston building, and as always, it’s free. A reception will follow. If you can’t make it, watch it streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel.
REMINDER: The deadline for abstract submission for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) is Tuesday, January 10, 2017. You can find abstract submission instructions and the electronic abstract submission form online. LPSC will be held March 20 – 24, 2017 in The Woodlands, Texas.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. Summer Interns work one-on-one with scientists at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on research projects of current interest in lunar and planetary science. The 10-week program runs from June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017. The deadline to apply is January 6, 2017.
Graduate and undergraduate students may submit abstracts for consideration for the Dwornik Award to the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). The award was started in 1991 with a generous endowment by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to encourage U.S. students to become involved with NASA and planetary science. The award consists of a plaque and a monetary award given for outstanding student presentations or a plaque for honorable mentions at LPSC. Student applicants must be first author on the abstract and must be enrolled in a U.S. institution. The application deadline for the Dwornik Award is Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
The Hubble Space Telescope website has an e-book library covering the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. These e-books are free and available in several popular e-book formats.
The Imaging Devices & Software Event will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Houston Technology Center. This event will bring together organizations needing or developing new imaging-related technologies. Presentations will be made by Technology Collaboration Center members (including NASA) and other organizations on imaging devices and software topics.
A series of four community webinars are being offered on the topic “Searching for Rock Hosted Life on Mars.” Dates of the webinars are December 19 and 20, and January 13 and the week of January 23 (TBD). Get the details and find out about webinar connection information online.
Did you know that the LPI library has travel resources? Many are on display this week. We have information on day trips from Houston, roadside geology guides, videos of places of interest, and more.