Spotlight on Education

At the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, a variety of engagement opportunities for scientists, students, and the public will take place during LPSC. For more information, visit or contact [email protected]. Planetary Palooza March 15, 2020, 2:00–5:00 p.m., Montgomery Ballroom A The public is invited to attend this free event with hands-on activities and presentations about […]
Upcoming opportunities exist for educator and public engagement around the broader topics of NASA planetary exploration. Contact local astronomical societies, planetariums and museums, local scientists, and NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors ( Ask them to join your events and share their experiences or resources with your audience. Solar Orbiter Launches, February 5, 2020 ESA’s Solar Orbiter […]
MSA Grant for Student Research in Mineralogy and Petrology The Mineralogical Society of America offers two grants of up to $5,000 each for research in mineralogy and petrology. Students, including undergraduates and graduates, are encouraged to apply. All proposals are considered together. The award selection will be based on the qualifications of the applicant; the […]
Nomination deadline for all awards is March 1, 2020. Richard H. Emmons Award The Richard H. Emmons Award of the ASP is awarded annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding achievement in the teaching of college-level introductory astronomy for non-science majors. Klumpke-Roberts Award The ASP bestows the annual Klumpke-Roberts Award on those who have made […]
The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU Union awards, medals, and prizes is now open until March 15. AGU’s Spilhaus Award The Athelstan Spilhaus Award is given annually to one honoree, recognizing individual achievement in the enhancement of the public engagement with Earth and space sciences through conveying to the general public the excitement, significance, and […]
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 [email protected].