Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science. The 10-week program will run from June 3, 2019 to August 8, 2019. LPI summer interns work one-on-one with scientists at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on research projects of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Get all the details online. Applications are due January 7, 2019.
If you missed Dr. Kirsten Siebach’s Cosmic Explorations lecture, “Curiosity and Our Evolving View of the Red Planet” in September, you can watch a recording of the presentation on the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s YouTube channel.
Our next Sky Fest will be on International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN). Join us on Saturday, October 20, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston. This free InOMN event is presented in partnership with Space Center Houston and NASA Johnson Space Center’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division. It’s free and suitable for all ages.
What’s up in the night sky this month?International Observe the Moon Night! Find out how to spot all six Apollo lunar landing sites, plus bays, seas, and impact craters on the Moon. See Jupiter, Saturn and Mars near the Moon, and Venus just before dawn.
There is a French translation of the second edition of the Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater. Lorenzo Marrocco, a Belgian student of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) located in Belgium, translated seven chapters of the guidebook into the French language as part of his master’s thesis in translation studies. He presented his translations to the faculty and successfully defended his thesis in 2018. This French translation is available here.