Spotlight on Education

The 52nd LPSC will be held virtually on March 15–19, 2021. While we will not meet in person this year, you can still expect an exceptional experience to share your research, ask questions, and network with colleagues. Engagement opportunities for scientists, students, and the public will take place during the 2021 conference. For more information, […]
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, NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors (, and ask them to join your events and share their experiences or resources with your audience. Mars Perseverance Landing NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover will make […]
The Mineralogical Society of America offers two grants of up to $5,000 each for research in mineralogy and petrology. Students, including graduate and undergraduate students, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a member of the Mineralogical Society of America to qualify. Awards for 2021 will be made in May. For more information, visit
The nomination deadline for all awards is March 1, 2021. 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. For more information, visit Klumpke-Roberts Award The ASP bestows the annual Klumpke-Roberts Award on […]
    The nomination cycle for 2021 AGU Union awards, medals, and prizes opened January 15, 2021, and closes April 15, 2021. AGU’s Spilhaus Award The Athelstan Spilhaus Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of his/her “enhancement of public engagement with Earth and space sciences,” by devoting portions of their career to […]
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].