Did you know that the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has a number of educational videos and animations available online? They have many short videos covering topics such as volcanoes and remote sensing.
Did you attend the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference? How was your experience? The online conference survey is still open and we’d like your feedback.
The Physics Lecture Series at the University of Houston-Clear Lake is free and open to the public. Lectures are held Monday evenings in the Student Services and Classroom Building (SSCB) Room 1100 and begin at 7:00 pm. Topics include cosmology and gravitational wave astronomy. Attend the three remaining lectures this semester, or watch recordings of previous lectures online.
Check out What’s Up for April 2016 from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This month it’s Jupiter, Mars, the Lyrid meteor shower and 2016’s best views of Mercury.
Here’s a short virtual tour of the library at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. If you are in our area, stop by and have a look around!
For those with an interest in history and space, the new publication “Historical Studies in the Societal Impact of Spaceflight” is an official NASA e-book and is available as a free download.
Thirty-seven Earth images form the new Earth as Art 4 (EAA4) collection, the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) most recent installment of its Earth as Art exhibits. The images were acquired by Landsat 8, the most recent Landsat program satellite launched by NASA in 2013. The entire collection has been released online and can be accessed and downloaded at the Earth as Art 4 website. The collection has also been produced as a traveling exhibit, with its first venue being USGS Headquarters.
Check out the latest set of High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) HiClips online. HiClips are short narrated videos for captioned image releases, and the most recent set includes images of alluvial fans in Saheki Crater and polar layered deposits. Hundreds of HiClips have been archived in an online catalog.
The Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater is field camp and research project based at Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (Meteor Crater) that will take place September 3 – 11. The goal is to introduce students to impact cratering processes and provide an opportunity to assist with a research project at the crater. Graduate college students in geology and planetary science programs are encouraged to apply, as well as advanced undergraduate students who have successfully completed a summer field geology program and have a demonstrated interest in impact cratering processes. U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. The deadline is June 3.
Great posters were on display last week at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and many have been uploaded as e-posters to the conference website. Check out the listing of LPSC presentations with e-posters, organized by session.