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 ( – 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.
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. 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 30 June 2018. 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 relevant to NASA.  These […]
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].