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Sky Fest

The Lunar and Planetary Institute, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, offers Sky Fest at the Lunar and Planetary Institute about four times a year. Sky Fest is open to explorers of all ages, and includes hands-on activities as well as viewing through telescopes (weather permitting).

Please note: Each minor must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult the entire time they are visiting the LPI.

To receive emails with announcements for these events, please subscribe to LPI’s Email Newsletters and select Sky Fest Family Events at LPI.



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InOMN Postcard 2019

October 5, 2019
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) will host "The International Observe the Moon Night" on October 5, 2019 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we have with our nearest neighbor. In addition to hands-on activities, two presentations will be given during the event. These presentations will be live streamed via the USRA Ustream channel from one our LPI Scientists, Dr. Julie Stopar, who studies the formation and evolution of lunar impact craters, volume-limited volcanism, and regolith at the meter-scale and is part of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team. Presentations will be streamed at 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. (all times are Central Daylight Time).

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Questions? Contact Sha'Rell Webb


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