Spotlight on Education

Are you interested in sharing your science and expertise with the public? Education and public engagement opportunities may be available online or in your community. Explore ways to get involved by contacting your local museums and planetariums, libraries, Solar System Ambassadors, or amateur astronomy clubs. DART Mission Launch, November 24, 2021 DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) […]
Sharing Planetary Science: Common Planetary Misconceptions The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s education and public engagement team is pleased to assist planetary scientists in their communication and public engagement activities. In this professional development session, we will discuss common audience misconceptions and provide strategies for addressing them. Join us on December 7, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. […]
Join Gage Gage is the world’s largest directory of women and gender minority professionals in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM). It is a resource for educators, journalists, policymakers, and others seeking expertise in STEMM. Join the Gage directory to be contacted for opportunities to get involved in education, outreach, media, and research from […]
DPS welcomes applications for the Student Representative position of the American Astronomical Society DPS Committee. The Student Representative is responsible for communicating the interests of planetary science students to the committee. The application deadline is December 15, 2021. To apply, visit
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].