The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, September 2.
The LPI introduces the second Mars topical website, Mars Polar Science and Exploration. It is intended to provide one-stop access to the latest news, information about past and future meetings, a searchable database of Mars polar science peer-reviewed publications and special issues, educational resources, and a variety of other web-based resources, for scientists, students, educators and the general public.
The online Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature contains detailed information about all names of topographic and albedo features on planets and satellites (and some planetary ring and ring-gap systems) that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named and approved from its founding in 1919 through the present time.
The new edition of the LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter is now available online. Find out about workshops and courses, events, resources, mission news, and more.
Due to increased interest in LPI’s Cosmic Explorations Speakers Series, event registration will be required this season. Online registration for the first presentation, “Gravity,” will open on September 4 and is limited to 250.
The LPI has recently scanned and made available on our website many of the publications in our LPI Contribution Series. Continuing the list started last Friday, here are some more publications now available:
- Abstracts and program for the 49th annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society : New York, New York, September 22-25, 1986
- Papers presented at the Second Annual Summer Intern Conference, August 14, 1986, Houston, Texas
- Press abstracts Eighteenth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 16-20, 1987
- Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XIX: Press Abstracts
- Papers presented to the Symposium on Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century, Houston, Texas, April 5-7, 1988
- Papers presented to the NASA MEVTV Program Working Group Meeting : volcanism on Mars, Oahu, Hawaii, June 27-30, 1988
- Abstracts and preliminary program for the 51st annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society : Fayetteville, Arkansas, July 18-22, 1988
- Abstracts presented to the topical conference Global Catastrophes in Earth History–An Interdisciplinary Conference on Impacts, Volcanism, and Mass Mortality : Snowbird, Utah, October 20-23, 1988
- Abstracts presented to the topical conference Origin of the Earth : Berkeley, California, December 1-3, 1988
- Papers presented to the Workshop on Analysis of Returned Comet Nucleus Samples
- Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XX: Press Abstracts
- Abstracts for the Venus Geoscience Tutorial and Venus Geologic Mapping Workshop : Flagstaff, Arizona, June 12-15, 1989
- Abstracts and program for the 52nd annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society : Vienna, Austria, July 31-August 4, 1989
- The Apollo 15 coarse fines (4-10 mm)
- Press abstracts, Twenty-First Lunar and Planetary Science Conference : March 12-16
- Abstracts for the International Workshop on Meteorite Impact on the Early Earth : Perth, Australia September 21-22 1990
- Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXII: Press Abstracts
- Abstracts for the International Conference on Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 1991 : Flagstaff, Arizona, June 24-28, 1991
- Abstracts for the 54th annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society, July 21-26, 1991, Monterey, California
- Program and abstracts for Clay Minerals Society 28th Annual Meeting : Houston, Texas, October 5-10, 1991
- Papers presented to the International Colloquium on Venus : August 10-12, 1992, Pasadena, California
- Papers presented to the International Conference on Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution : August 31–September 2, 1992, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
- Evaluating science return in Space Exploration Initiative architectures
The LPI has recently scanned and made available on our website many of the publications in our Contribution Series. Some of the publications are:
Today the space shuttle replica Independence being lifted to its permanent home atop Space Center Houston’s historic space shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA). The SCA and Shuttle Attraction will be an unprecedented, international landmark exhibit that will open in 2015, stand over eight stories tall, and feature interactive exhibits for the public to explore.
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.
Which is brighter–a flurry of Perseid fireballs or a supermoon? This month sky watchers will observe the biggest and brightest full Moon of 2014 and the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. NASA ScienceCasts presents a short video about both.