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 Science Engagement staff supports the LPI scientists’ education efforts throughout the Houston area.

Upcoming Events

Hybrid public science event: Venus science panel

Tuesday, January 31
7:00 p.m. CST

The LPI will host a public panel discussion on the evening of January 31, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. CST. Join us as planetary scientists debate our current knowledge of the unfolding timeline of changes in Venus’s surface and atmosphere — highlighting similarities to our own planet. This panel will take place in person at the LPI and will be streamed online to the LPI’s YouTube channel. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn More  
Alcanzando las Estrellas: Webinar in Spanish about planetary science and careers

Tuesday, February 14
4:00 p.m. CST

El Instituto Lunar y Planetario (LPI) está lanzando una nueva serie de seminarios web en español, Alcanzando las Estrellas. Cada seminario web de 60 minutos contará con una discusión de temas y carreras de ciencia planetaria. ¡Los estudiantes, educadores y miembros de la comunidad están invitados a aprender más sobre el emocionante campo de ciencia planetaria!

Learn More  
Events From Our Partners

Looking for more events? Check out our newsletter! You’ll find a curated list of upcoming events from organizations like NASA, JPL, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), the Night Sky Network (NSN), observatories and universities from around the country, and more.

Learn More  
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.

Learn More About JSCAS  


NASA logo
Night Sky Network logo

Find Astronomy Events and Clubs

(USA only)

Find Events  


Request a Speaker

Scientists and staff of the LPI are available for presentations to schools, civic groups, and other organizations in the Houston region.

Request a Speaker  


Get the solar system in your inbox.

Sign up for Science Engagement News