Topics for Public Engagement
Are you interested in sharing your science and expertise with the public? Education and public engagement opportunities may be available online or in your community. Explore ways to get involved by contacting your local museums and planetariums, libraries, Solar System Ambassadors, or amateur astronomy clubs.
NASA Announces First Artemis Crew
On April 3, 2023, NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the four astronauts who will venture to the Moon on Artemis II, the first crewed mission through NASA’s Artemis program. NASA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch, Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, and CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be the first astronauts to return to orbit around the Moon in more than 50 years. Visit the Artemis II Crew to learn more.
Earth Day Celebrations
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Connect audiences to new perspectives, exciting innovations, and inspiring stories from NASA’s continued efforts to explore space and understand our place in the universe. Visit Earth Day lessons and activities from NASA/JPL. Visit NASA Citizen Science to explore ways to contribute to NASA Earth Science.
New Findings Reveal Volcanism on Venus
Using decades-old data collected by NASA’s Magellan mission, scientists have detected a recent volcanic eruption on Venus’ surface, confirming – for the first time – that it is a geologically active planet. This discovery adds to the excitement around NASA’s upcoming missions to Venus, VERITAS and DAVINCI, which are slated to launch in the next decade. View the news release to learn more about the discovery and its implications.