Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI Seminar Series

The LPI Seminar Series brings prominent scientists to the LPI to present on a broad array of scientific disciplines that advance our understanding of the solar system. The seminar series, which began in September 1969, has brought many notable contributors from numerous research and academic institutions to the LPI. Seminars are held on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at USRA/LPI, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas. A map of the Clear Lake area is available h​e​r​e​. Light refreshments are served at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Heather Meyer (phone: 281-486-2154; e-mail: or Julia Semprich (phone: 281-486-2180; e-mail: j​s​e​m​p​r​i​c​h​@​l​p​i​.​u​s​r​a​.​e​d​u​.) The schedule is subject to revision.

See also the Rice University Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquia and the Department of Earth Science Colloquia pages for other space science talks in the Houston area.

October 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Benjamin F. Feist
Apollo in Real Time - How Apollo History is Helping to Pave the Way for NASA’s Future
This year is the 50th anniversary of the first time humanity set foot upon the Moon. Digitizing the historical material on the Apollo program has been a major undertaking that enables the material to be expressed through new interactive experiences, presented raw in its original glory. Learn how we presented Apollo history using this new concept of "no-narrative" storytelling in both, the IMAX film Apollo 11, and the interactive website. The historical record of the Apollo Program is being leveraged in new ways to help NASA to plan for the next 30 years of space exploration. See how these visualizations are being applied to modern mission analogs and are contributing to plans for future space exploration.


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