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  • What’s Up for February 2016 | What's New
    of Spinoffs Space Travel Posters from JPL Cassini Scientist for a Day Student Essay Contest Holiday Closure 15 000 Likes on the LPI Facebook Page Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014

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    The National Science Teachers Association NSTA introduces Connected Science Learning an online journal that highlights STEM education experiences that bridge the gap between formal and informal science education settings The inaugural issue of Connected Science Learning will be published in spring 2016 focusing on the theme Successful Formal Informal Science Education Collaborations Sign up now to get the first issue This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on January 25 2016 by Linda Chappell LPI Flickr Page The Lunar and Planetary Institute has a Flickr page Enjoy over 1700 planetary images including NASA press release images from Arizona State University 3 D solar system images and planetary comparisons New images are added monthly This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 22 2016 by Linda Chappell The Universe in the Classroom Newsletter The Universe in the Classroom is an electronic educational newsletter published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Christine Shupla of the LPI Education and Public Outreach team is the author of Planetary Exploration in Science Education featured in the Winter 2016 issue This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on January 21 2016 by Linda Chappell Mars Survival Kit Educational Resources The Mars Survival Kit is a collection of educational activities for students in grades K 12 Each educational activity includes a brief description as well as information about how the activities and lessons align to the Next Generation Science Standards This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on January 20 2016 by Linda Chappell Independence Plaza Grand Opening at SCH If in Houston plan to attend the grand public opening of Independence Plaza at Space Center Houston SCH featuring the shuttle replica Independence mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft On January

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  • February | 2016 | What's New
    posted in New and Noteworthy on February 9 2016 by Linda Chappell 15 000 Likes on the LPI Facebook Page We ve reached 15 000 likes on the LPI Facebook page Thank you for your interest and support This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on February 8 2016 by Linda Chappell Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal The Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal LMMP is a convenient location for lunar visualization data including the most recent lunar surface imagery altimetry spectral reflectance temperature and lighting provided by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LPO spacecraft The portal also includes data from past lunar missions including Apollo Lunar Orbiter Lunar Prospector Clementine and Chandrayaan 1 The portal features an easy to use browsing tool and feature search This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on February 5 2016 by Linda Chappell Mars Trek Visualization Online Tool Mars Trek is a free web based application that provides high quality detailed visualizations of Mars using real data from 50 years of NASA exploration The application allows astronomers citizen scientists and students to study the Red Planet s features It features an easy to use browsing tool which provides layering and viewing of high resolution Mars data products in 2D and globe view allowing users to fly over the surface of Mars It also has tools for 3D printing elevation profiles sun angle calculations Sun and Earth positions and more This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on February 4 2016 by Linda Chappell Asteroid Day 2016 Asteroid Day 2016 is scheduled for June 30 Co founded in 2015 by Brian May astrophysicist and lead guitarist for the rock band Queen Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart and German filmmaker Grig Richters Asteroid Day is an annual event designed to increase public awareness of potential

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  • January | 2016 | What's New
    Connected Science Learning The National Science Teachers Association NSTA introduces Connected Science Learning an online journal that highlights STEM education experiences that bridge the gap between formal and informal science education settings The inaugural issue of Connected Science Learning will be published in spring 2016 focusing on the theme Successful Formal Informal Science Education Collaborations Sign up now to get the first issue This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on January 25 2016 by Linda Chappell LPI Flickr Page The Lunar and Planetary Institute has a Flickr page Enjoy over 1700 planetary images including NASA press release images from Arizona State University 3 D solar system images and planetary comparisons New images are added monthly This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 22 2016 by Linda Chappell The Universe in the Classroom Newsletter The Universe in the Classroom is an electronic educational newsletter published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Christine Shupla of the LPI Education and Public Outreach team is the author of Planetary Exploration in Science Education featured in the Winter 2016 issue This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on January 21 2016 by Linda Chappell Mars Survival Kit Educational Resources The Mars Survival Kit is a collection of educational activities for students in grades K 12 Each educational activity includes a brief description as well as information about how the activities and lessons align to the Next Generation Science Standards This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on January 20 2016 by Linda Chappell Independence Plaza Grand Opening at SCH If in Houston plan to attend the grand public opening of Independence Plaza at Space Center Houston SCH featuring the shuttle replica Independence mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier

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  • December | 2015 | What's New
    posted in Education New and Noteworthy on December 28 2015 by Linda Chappell Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Greetings Christmas Eve 1968 Millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman Jim Lovell and Bill Anders became the first humans to orbit another world As their command module floated above the lunar surface the astronauts beamed back images of the moon and Earth and took turns reading from the book of Genesis closing with a wish for everyone on the good Earth Happy holidays This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on December 24 2015 by Linda Chappell LPSC Special Sessions The 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will feature special sessions NASA s Planetary Science Division Facilities New Horizons at Pluto and Ceres Unveiled What We Have Learned from Dawn This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on December 23 2015 by Linda Chappell 2015 2016 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest The 2015 16 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5 12 There are three essay topics to choose from Target 1 Saturn s rings and three moons Tethys Enceladus and Mimas Target 2 Jupiter as seen from a billion miles away Target 3 Saturn s moon Tethys passing behind Rhea 27 frame movie Students are invited to choose one of these topics and write an essay about why they think this image should be taken by the Cassini spacecraft What questions do they hope will be answered by taking this picture The contest deadline is Friday February 26 2016 All essays must be submitted by the student s teacher or parent if homeschooled If the essay contest is used as a class assignment please send the top 3 essays from each class along with a list of other students who wrote essays for the contest All students who write essays will receive a certificate of participation U S winners and their classes will be invited to participate in a teleconference with Cassini scientists U S and international winning essays will be posted on the Cassini website For contest rules videos about each essay topic a downloadable contest flyer frequently asked questions and more information visit http go nasa gov 1lPEmxn For questions about the contest or to sign up for the contest s email distribution list email scientistforaday jpl nasa gov Good luck This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on December 22 2015 by Linda Chappell Holiday Closure The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed for the holidays beginning at noon on December 24 We will reopen with regular hours on Monday January 4 2016 Have a safe and happy holiday season This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on December 21 2015 by Linda Chappell NASA s Spinoff 2016 Now Available The 2016 edition of NASA s annual Spinoff publication is now available Find out the latest about how space technologies are used to improve daily

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  • November | 2015 | What's New
    All submissions must be received by March 1 2016 Good luck This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on November 17 2015 by Linda Chappell Mars Survival Kit Educational Activities for K Through 12 Check out the Mars Survival Kit lessons and activities to guide students exploration of Mars There are activities for every level from K through 12 This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on November 16 2015 by Linda Chappell Rice Space Institute Houston Spaceport Lectures Online Miss any of the recent Rice Space Institute Houston Spaceport lectures Video recordings are online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on November 13 2015 by Linda Chappell Building STEAM with Día Mini Grants The Association for Library Service to Children ALSC is accepting proposals for the 2016 Building STEAM Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics with Día mini grants The ALSC will award up to ten libraries 2 000 each to implement a Building a STEAM with Día program in their community The project year for this grant is January 2016 through May 2016 For more information and to apply for a mini grant please visit the Building STEAM with Día mini grants site Applications are due Monday November 30 2015 at 5 pm CT This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on November 12 2015 by Linda Chappell CineSpace Screening at the MFAH Sixteen short film finalists of the first annual CineSpace competition will be screened at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston on Friday November 13 beginning at 7 pm The CineSpace competition is a collaborative project of Houston Cinema Arts Society and NASA 194 films were submitted and were judged on creativity innovation and attention to detail the same hallmarks of spaceflight Enjoy the awards presentation and screening

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  • October | 2015 | What's New
    and effects of earthquakes Find out about the latest and significant earthquakes and more This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on October 26 2015 by Linda Chappell Industrial Design Exhibit in the Library The student exhibits from the Lund University Industrial Design School field trip program are now on display in the library These students are one of two groups spending a total of three weeks in the library searching the literature checking databases visiting with mentors attending lectures and developing their concepts The final piece of this field trip experience was an exhibit in JSC s Building 4 Now that the student field trip experience is over and the students are returning to Sweden Larry Toups JSC sponsor loaned the student exhibits to USRA Houston for display You are welcome to come to Library 2 to view the exhibits and to observe the issues the students addressed Please remember these student exhibits are from an industrial design program and not from geology astronomy biology or medical programs The exhibits will be on display until November 9 Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues Any visitors to the building are also welcome to view the exhibit More information about the STARS Design 2015 on the field trip Tumblr site http 2015starsdesign tumblr com This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on October 23 2015 by Linda Chappell Pluto Time Mosaic Connects People with Science Since the Pluto Time campaign was announced in June NASA received more than 339 000 visits to the Pluto Time widget and almost 7 000 image submissions from across the globe including the U S Italy New Zealand Netherlands Canada Brazil Qatar France Australia Romania India Colombia Venezuela Egypt Greece Russia Ireland Scotland Mexico England Malaysia Uruguay and Spain Thousands of those submissions have now been assembled into three stunning mosaics of Pluto Charon and a combined image of the two This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on October 22 2015 by Linda Chappell NASA JPL Edu Website The education office at NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently relaunched its website with new capabilities and offerings for formal and informal educators K 12 students and aspiring JPL interns and fellows The updated website called NASA JPL Edu features a growing assortment of educator and student activities and resources events internship programs and educational news and blogs This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on October 21 2015 by Linda Chappell Daily Views of Earth Available on New NASA Website NASA has launched a new website so the world can see images of the full sunlit side of the Earth every day The images are taken by a NASA camera one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory DSCOVR a partnership between NASA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA and the U S Air Force Once a day NASA will post at least a dozen new color images of Earth acquired from 12 to 36

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  • September | 2015 | What's New
    color akin to autumn leaves Find out about this upcoming event in the short ScienceCasts video Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on September 24 2015 by Linda Chappell An Explanation of Seasons on this First Day of Fall Today is the first full day of fall The United States Naval Observatory offers an explanation of Earth s seasons This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on September 23 2015 by Linda Chappell NASA Real Martians Video Gallery Check out the NASA Real Martians video gallery a collection of short videos about the real story of humans and Mars exploration This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on September 22 2015 by Linda Chappell InOMN at the LPI On Saturday night the LPI hosted a successful International Observe the Moon Night InOMN Staff from NASA ARES Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science were there to share lunar samples This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on September 21 2015 by Linda Chappell Nomination Deadline for Sally Ride Excellence in Education Award The American Astronautical Society has established the Sally Ride Excellence in Education Award to recognize an outstanding educator in either a the delivery of space education or b the use of space in STEM education Both K 12 educators and college graduate level educators can be nominated The deadline for 2015 nominations is October 31 This entry was posted in Education New and Noteworthy on September 18 2015 by Linda Chappell Emblems of Exploration Logos of the NACA and NASA Over the course of their histories the NACA and NASA have developed a wide variety of emblems representing each agency s illustrious exploration of aerospace missions The NASA History Program Office publication Emblems of Exploration Logos of the

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