Public Engagement Opportunities at the 50th LPSC

A variety of public engagement opportunities for scientists, students, and the public will take place during the 2019 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).

LPSC logo and Apollo 11 graphicParticipate as a Reviewer, Mentor, or Presenter

The LPI invites planetary scientists to volunteer as reviewers for the Early Career Presenters Review and/or as a mentor for first-time attendees for LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected. Volunteers are also requested for Sunday afternoon’s public event Lunar Palooza; help engage the public in lunar science and exploration through presentations and/or hands-on activities! Please email education@lpi.usra.edu to volunteer as a reviewer, mentor, or presenter.

Scientist and Public Engagement Sessions

The LPI will be conducting sessions at LPSC for planetary scientists, students, and the general public.

Early Career Presenters Review

Students, post-docs, and other early career scientists preparing to present research at the 2019 LPSC are invited to present their oral or poster presentation and receive feedback from experienced scientists before presenting during the regular meeting. Details and registration are available on the LPSC website. Space is limited. Presenters, and scientists wishing to participate as reviewers, are encouraged to contact Andy Shaner at shaner@lpi.usra.edu with any questions.

LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected

Are you attending LPSC for the first time? Are you unsure how to navigate the conference? Are you nervous about networking? First-time student attendees who register for this program will be introduced to an experienced LPSC attendee, and the pair will spend Monday afternoon, March 18, attending sessions and networking together. Details and registration are available on the LPSC website. First-time attendees and scientists wishing to participate as mentors are encouraged to contact Andy Shaner at shaner@lpi.usra.edu with any questions.

Planetary Scientist Workshop: Using Social Media to Share Your Science

Date and Time TBD
Planetary scientists attending LPSC are invited to this free workshop, where they will learn from experts about techniques and suggestions for disseminating their science through social media. For more information, please contact Christine Shupla at shupla@lpi.usra.edu. 

Lunar Palooza

Scientists and public engagement specialists are welcome to participate in this year’s public event. All members of the public, including students, educators, program leaders, amateur astronomers, and their families, are invited to the Lunar Palooza! Explore hands-on activities and hear the Apollo missions, ongoing lunar exploration, and future plans from experts attending LPSC! More details are available on the LPSC website. For more information, contact education@lpi.usra.edu.

“Spotlight on Education” highlights events and programs that provide opportunities for planetary scientists to become involved in education and public engagement. If you know of space science educational programs or events that should be included, please contact the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Education Department at education@lpi.usra.edu.