Spotlight on Education

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions and the future of lunar exploration! Many events are being planned across the U.S. and throughout the world. Visit to find events near you and/or find ideas for hosting your own event.
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. Astronomy Day, May 11, 2019 Local astronomical […]
The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of 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 relevant to NASA. Interested applicants may apply by […]
The AAS Education Prize is to recognize outstanding contributions to the education of the public, students, and/or the next generation of professional astronomers.  Nominations and letters of support for the AAS prizes for 2018 must arrive in the Secretary’s office by June 30, 2019.
NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is looking for the people behind the science, engineering, and exploration of NASA. They encourage missions, programs, and centers to submit profiles. To enter your profile, go to Examples are available at and
“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