Lunar and Planetary Institute
Lunar and Planetary Institute



LPI to Host First FameLab Astrobiology Competition

January 9, 2012

JANUARY 13, 2012, at 6:00 P.M.

Think American Idol for the next generation of scientists! FameLab is a panel-judged competition to find the new voices of science across the world. The Lunar and Planetary Institute is hosting NASA’s production of FameLab — the first ever FameLab event in the U.S.

Competitors will have three minutes to communicate their research — without the use of PowerPoint! The competitors will focus on astrobiology — the study of our origins and the search for life elsewhere in the universe. We invite you to cheer on these brave young scientists as they make science story magic of three minutes and one fascinating topic. Bring your burning questions about life in the universe and “ask an astrobiologist” over coffee and dessert after the event!

Tim Merriman, Co-Director of the National Association of Interpretation, will also grace the stage, discussing messaging hits and misses from NASA. Learn some cool new things, and maybe you’ll be able to say, “I was in the audience when the next Carl Sagan was discovered!”

The Lunar and Planetary Institute is located in the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) building at 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058.

For more information about FameLab, visit

FameLab:  Talking Astrobiology with NASA


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Last updated January 9, 2012