Spotlight on Education

There are a variety of education and public engagement opportunities for scientists, students, and the public at the LPSC 2018 conference. Submit an Abstract The LPSC abstract deadline is Tuesday, January 9, at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time. In addition to abstracts on a variety of planetary science topics, we are soliciting abstracts for Education and Public […]
Upcoming Public Event Opportunities 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. 60 Years of America in […]
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) bestows several awards on deserving educators. The nomination deadline for all awards is March 1, 2018. Richard H. Emmons Award The Richard A. 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 […]
Nominate a Scientist or Educator for an AGU Education Award The American Geophysical Union (AGU) presents a variety of awards, medals, and prizes to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Earth and space sciences through scientific research, education, communication, outreach, and sustained impact. Each year, several exceptional individuals are honored at the annual AGU […]
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].