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 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. Summer of Space, Summer 2019 In the […]
Beginning in fall 2019, NASA will run a nationwide “Name the Rover” contest open to K–12 students in the U.S. The spacecraft will need a name by July 2020, when it’s expected to launch. The contest is part of NASA’s ongoing effort to engage the public in its Moon to Mars mission, which will search […]
The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s education and public engagement team is pleased to assist planetary scientists in their communication and public engagement activities. LPI conducts scientist workshops to provide insight on meeting audience needs, and has placed a variety of recommendations online at Share your education and outreach experiences with the AGU community. Submitting an education abstract won’t count against your first-authored science abstract submissions! At AGU, one (1) first-authored education abstract is allowed in addition to a science abstract. The 2019 Fall AGU abstract submission deadline is July 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.   ED026 […]
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].