Regional Planetary Image Facility Network


Collection of activities, materials, and videos of general interest and appropriate for classroom or informal educational settings.

  • Apollo Landing Site Quicktime VR
    QuickTime video views of the Apollo mission landing sites. Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii. Appropriate for middle school and above.
  • Educational Posters
    Impact cratering posters from Space Imagery Center, University of Arizona
  • Field Trip Practicums
    Field trips sponsored by the Space Imagery Center, University of Arizona
  • Grover: Geologic Rover
    Video of Grover the Rover at work in the Cinder Lake crater field and provides a moon rover driving lesson.  Astrogeology Science Center, USGS. Appropriate for any age.
  • Maps and Globes
    Download, print, and make your own planetary globes from Astrogeology Science Center, USGS.
  • Meteorite Teaching Kit
    Teaching kit includes meteorite samples, magnets, magnifying glass and booklet.
  • Our Solar System (DLR)
    A colorful and Illustrated 100 page book about the Solar System.  RPIF, Institute of Planetary Research, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt.  Book is available in English and German.  Appropriate for high school and above.
  • Space Imagery Center
    Video about the Space Imagery Center, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona. Appropriate for middle school and above.
  • Tranquillitatis in Flagstaff Arizona
    Video of converting Cinder Lake, AZ into training ground for Apollo astronauts.  Appropriate for middle school and above.
  • International Observe the Moon Night
    Information about how to host, register, and evaluate your InOMN event, look for an InOMN event near you, and share pictures and highlights from InOMN.
  • Look Up!
    Educational programming guides to share solar system science and exploration with the public

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