Spotlight on Education

Upcoming opportunities exist for public engagement around the broader topics of NASA planetary exploration. Consider getting in touch with local astronomical societies, planetariums and museums, local scientists, and NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors ( and ask them to join your events and share their experiences or resources with your audience. Tips for scientists in conducting public […]
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 to provide insight on meeting audience needs and has placed a variety of recommendations online. For more information, please visit:
Scientists and engineers conducting education and/or outreach activities are invited to submit an abstract to the Scientist and Engineer Partnerships in Education and Public Engagement session at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting. Abstracts that share tools, resources, and lessons learned from your endeavors to engage your audiences are encouraged. Education, public engagement, and communication professionals […]
Students, get your data ready and polish your storytelling skills for AGU’s Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition. Show us how you can creatively present data pertaining to the Earth, solar system, and universe. Winners receive the opportunity to present their visually based story on the NASA Hyperwall, as well as travel grants and complimentary registration […]
ASP Annual Meeting:  Advancing Astronomy for All September 10 – 13, 2018 The ASP’s 130th Annual Meeting is a broad science education/outreach conference featuring plenary talks/panels, contributed workshops/sessions, and oral/poster presentations addressing a wide range of professional work, research, and evaluation in education, communication, and diversity in science. Visit for more information.
NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships The NASA Postdoctoral Program, or NPP, supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live. Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP fellows complete one- to three-year fellowships that offer scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in fields of science […]
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].