Spotlight on Education

For upcoming educator and public engagement opportunities regarding NASA planetary exploration, contact local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, local scientists, and NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors. Ask them to join your events and share their experiences or resources with your audience. Perseid Meteor Shower, August 12–13 The Perseid meteors are made of pieces from comet Swift-Tuttle and […]
The Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award is for undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality working in any country in the disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, astronomy, or biology. The award is to be applied for the study of impact craters, either on Earth or on the other solid bodies in the solar system. […]
The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s education and public engagement team is pleased to assist planetary scientists in their communication and public engagement activities. The LPI conducts scientist workshops that address meeting audience needs, among other relevant topics. For more information, visit
Share your education and outreach experiences with the AGU community. Submitting an education abstract won’t count against your first author science abstract submissions! For submission guidelines, visit The 2021 Fall AGU abstract submission deadline is August 4, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. For more information, visit Consider submitting an education abstract to one […]
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].