Planetary Scientist Engagement Institute

Presented by the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute: the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the Lunar and Planetary Institute

Who: Planetary scientists and engineers (including graduate students and other early career scientists)

Where: Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX

When: March 22–23, 2019

Registration is free but required and limited.
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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s VORTICES program and the Lunar and Planetary Institute are conducting a Planetary Science Engagement Institute for planetary scientists interested in engaging public audiences in planetary science and solar system exploration.

Hear from a variety of experts on public engagement. Content will include common solar system misconceptions, techniques for addressing controversial topics, simple activities and demonstrations for engaging audiences, connecting with local museums and astronomy clubs, and more.

This free event will be held at LPI following the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. It starts at 2 pm on Friday, March 22, includes dinner, and continues until 8pm. (Free transportation may be provided from the Woodlands to LPI if needed.) It will resume at 9am on Saturday, March 23, and conclude at 3 pm.

Institute registration is free, and includes dinner on March 22 and lunch on March 23. Limited travel stipends of $500 to $1,000 are available for US citizens, depending on the distance traveled.

For more information, contact
Christine Shupla
Lunar and Planetary Institute
shupla@lpi.usra.edu

 

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