Spotlight on Education

A variety of public engagement opportunities for scientists, students, and the public will take place during the 2019 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). Participate as a Reviewer, Mentor, or Presenter The LPI invites planetary scientists to volunteer as reviewers for the Early Career Presenters Review and/or as a mentor for first-time attendees for LPSC […]
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 ( and ask them to join your events and share their experiences or resources with your audience. Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebrate the Apollo missions and […]
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is inviting proposals for graduate student research via a new solicitation titled Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology” (FINESST) NNH19ZDA005K. The FINESST solicitation replaces the 2019 call for new NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships. More information is available in NSPIRES ( FINESST proposals are due […]
“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