The LPI hosts public events annually and supports multiple partner events throughout the Houston area. We hold Sky Fest family events and the Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series at our facility. We also participate in events at public libraries, camps, and other community venues. In addition, the Education and Public Engagement staff supports the LPI scientists’ education efforts throughout the Houston area.

Upcoming Events

VEEPS: Space Rocks!

Thursday, July 22, 6:00 p.m. (CDT)

Have you ever seen a shooting star? If so, then you have probably observed a space rock falling to Earth. Once these space rocks land, scientists call them meteorites. Join us to learn how we find and study meteorites, how to tell them apart from Earth rocks, and what they can tell us about how our planets and solar system formed. Dr. Jennifer Gorce and LPI intern, Elizabeth Heiny, will lead a virtual activity to teach participants how to identify real meteorites!

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Comet Tails and Comet Tales: Virtual Kids Program at the Pasadena Public Library

Wednesday, July 28, 3:00 p.m. (CDT)

All are invited to this interactive virtual program, to hear stories about comets, to see a demonstration of how comets form tails, and to ask questions and share your ideas about comets!

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LPI Intern Stories

Every summer, college students from around the world join scientists at the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA’s Johnson Space Center to work on exciting planetary science research. Internships like these provide incredibly valuable experiences, not only to prepare for their careers but also to network with professionals in the field.

In our new series, LPI Intern Stories, join us to hear from the LPI interns about their preparation for their internship, their ongoing experiences, and how the internship has helped them. High school and undergraduate students, educators, and families are invited to join us for these free interactive webinars.

LPI Intern Stories - Panel 3

Thursday, August 12, 3:30–4:30 p.m. (CDT)

Join us on Thursday, August 12 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for the third event in LPI’s Intern Stories series. We will be hearing from a panel of current and former LPI summer interns about how they transitioned from college to career, what they’re up to now, and how their involvement in a research internship helped them prepare. We encourage middle schoolers, high schoolers, undergraduates, parents, and educators to attend this free, interactive Q&A event!

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Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society (JSCAS)

Meetings occur on the second Friday of each month

Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society is an association of amateur astronomers dedicated to the study and enjoyment of astronomy since 29 May 1967.

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