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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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