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  • August | 2013 | What's New
    Noteworthy on August 27 2013 by Linda Chappell Online Exhibits Check out the online exhibits featuring recent scientific research at the LPI Topics include icy satellites planetary volcanos and the poles of the Moon This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on August 23 2013 by Linda Chappell Global Exploration Roadmap The International Space Exploration Coordination Group has just released The Global Exploration Roadmap August 2013 This report reflects ongoing dialog and continued preparation for exploration beyond low Earth orbit beginning with the International Space Station ISS and expanding human presence throughout the solar system leading to human missions to the surface of Mars A copy can be found online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on August 21 2013 by Linda Chappell Holiday Closure The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be closed on Monday September 2 in observance of Labor Day The Institute will reopen on Tuesday September 3 with regular business hours This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on August 20 2013 by Linda Chappell Free E books NASA s Hubble Space Telescope has been providing amazing images of the universe since April 1990 and has led to remarkable discoveries NASA s James Webb Space Telescope is the next generation telescope that will peer even deeper into space and unveil even more mysteries Both of these extraordinary telescopes are the topics of two free interactive e Books available from the Apple iBookstore Noninteractive versions are also available This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on August 19 2013 by Linda Chappell SOFIA Classroom Materials The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy SOFIA E PO team is continuing to develop classroom activities related to SOFIA science and technology These activities and modules are consistent with national science education standards are age and grade appropriate

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  • July | 2013 | What's New
    in New and Noteworthy on July 26 2013 by Linda Chappell Astrophysics Data System The SAO NASA Astrophysics Data System ADS is a digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and physics operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory SAO under a NASA grant The database can be searched or browsed and has links to over 10 2 million records This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on July 25 2013 by Linda Chappell NASA History Office Limited Access The renovation of the NASA Headquarters building at 300 E Street SW in Washington DC will reach the Historical Reference Collection in November 2013 Nearly everything will be packed and stored offsite for 6 8 months Packing of the collection will begin in August Expect extremely limited access until Spring 2014 Find out more online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on July 24 2013 by Linda Chappell NTRS Tutorials Learn how to search for NASA scientific and technical information in the NASA Technical Reports Server NTRS database NTRS tutorials are available online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on July 23 2013 by Linda Chappell Curiosity s First Year on Mars A lecture about Curiosity s successful landing on Mars and a review of its first year on the surface will be held in Pasadena CA on August 15 and 16 The August 15 event will also be livestreamed This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on July 22 2013 by Linda Chappell Next SkyFest Event The Lunar and Planetary Institute with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society offers SkyFest at the Lunar and Planetary Institute about four times a year SkyFest is open to explorers of all ages and includes hands on activities as well as viewing through telescopes weather permitting Join us for

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  • June | 2013 | What's New
    Thursday June 13 entitled Black Holes Inside and Out is now available online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on June 24 2013 by Linda Chappell Earth Science Week 2013 Toolkits Available for Order The American Geosciences Institute AGI is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2013 Toolkit The toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year s event theme Mapping Our World Materials include the traditional program poster and school year activity calendar as well as materials from distinguished program partners such as NASA the National Park Service the U S Geological Survey Esri and professional geoscientific societies This year s toolkit provides students with the opportunity to learn about the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences Earth Science Week 2013 will be celebrated October 13 19 Find out more at the AGI Earth Science Week website This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on June 24 2013 by Linda Chappell Latest Images from Curiosity See the latest images of Mars from the Curiosity Rover online including the billion pixel view of the site known as Rocknest This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on June 21 2013 by Linda Chappell Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series 2013 2014 Upcoming lectures for the Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series for 2013 2014 have just been announced Join us for The Universe is Out to Get Us and What We Can or Can t Do About It Featured speakers will be Dr Daniel Baker University of Colorado at Boulder Dr David Kring Lunar and Planetary Institute Dr Jeffrey Silverman The University of Texas at Austin and Dr Seth Shostak SETI Institute This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on June 20 2013 by Linda Chappell Planetary News The Lunar and Planetary Institute is pleased to announce Planetary News informational news for the planetary science community Planetary News is an interactive forum and encourages discussion on articles Sign in with your Disqus Facebook Twitter or Google account and make a comment Subscribe and opt in to receive a free weekly e mail digest with the latest informational news from NASA international space agencies and other news sources This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on June 19 2013 by Linda Chappell New and Improved NASA Technical Report Server The NASA Technical Report Server NTRS has been updated with a new look and features including an enhanced record display that shows author affiliations sponsorship and document type a new Search History display that lists all searches conducted during a search session and allows users to quickly recall a previous search for display or further refinement the ability to search organization names from the advanced search form and the ability to flag multiple records of interest from a search results display and create a new set containing the flagged items This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on June 18 2013 by Linda Chappell Big Picture Science The

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  • May | 2013 | What's New
    LPSC 45 Announced Mark your calendar pending approval the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference LPSC will be held March 17 21 2014 This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on May 24 2013 by Linda Chappell Hurricane Resources Hurricane season is almost here The library has several books and videos about the effects of hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and about how to prepare Hurricane Ike A Photographic Account presented by the Houston Chronicle Ike s Wake Southeast Texas Endures Hurricane s Devastation by the staff of Beaumont Enterprise Overcoming Ike Standing by You Commemorative 6 Month Anniversary DVD by KHOU TV Hurricane Rita Reflections of a Generation Witnessing Disaster edited by Vertna Bradley Isaac s Storm A Man a Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson Hurricane Preparedness Before During After by ShowMeHow Videos This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on May 23 2013 by Linda Chappell Newly Digitized Five Neil Armstrong Transcripts Five newly digitized Neil Armstrong transcripts from the HQ Historical Reference Collection are available on the NASA Oral History Collections webpage These transcripts are of interviews and a press conference dated 1966 to 1979 This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on May 22 2013 by Linda Chappell NASA ScienceCasts NASA ScienceCasts are short timely videos on fun and unusual topics from NASA s science missions Watch them then post your comments online This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on May 22 2013 by Linda Chappell MyMoon Webcast with Sarah Noble Join the conversation with Dr Sarah Noble a program scientist at NASA Headquarters who is also an artist Sarah studies lunar soil to unravel the mysteries of space weathering and her passion for the wonders of the solar system has bled over into her artistic

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  • April | 2013 | What's New
    far more exciting place than we previously thought This August NASA s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer LADEE part of the new generation of robotic lunar explorers will launch from Wallops Flight Facility and orbit the Moon This mission will be the FIRST launch of the new Minotaur V rocket and will provide us with a greater understanding of the structure of the very thin lunar atmosphere and dust within it LADEE will also provide opportunities for you to get involved through citizen science and observations during the mission Come with questions and be prepared to learn how YOU can get involved The MyMoon webcast will be held on Tuesday May 21 at 8 pm EDT This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on April 25 2013 by Linda Chappell The Franklin Institute s Case Files The Franklin Institute presents The Case Files online highlighting individuals from the history of science and technology Each thematic group of case files begins with commentary from a distinguished historian of the discipline All contain scans of related newspaper clippings personal letters book excerpts and more and some have podcasts Topics include computing transportation cosmic inquiry energy and communications This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on April 24 2013 by Linda Chappell The Engines of Our Ingenuity Turns 25 The Engines of Our Ingenuity turns 25 this year Engines is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity Written and hosted by John Lienhard and other contributors it is heard nationally on Public Radio and produced by KUHF FM Houston Among other features this website houses the transcripts for every episode heard since the show s inception in 1988 There are also lots of extras such as audio files episodes in Spanish and related talks and papers This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on April 23 2013 by Linda Chappell HubbleSource HubbleSource is a growing collection of resources for educators developers interpreters producers and other professionals in museums planetaria nature centers observatory and park visitor centers and other free choice learning venues Its products and resources include exhibits and shows source material events and services HubbleSource is part of the public outreach effort at the Space Telescope Science Institute This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on April 22 2013 by Linda Chappell Online Books from NSSDC The National Space Science Data Center NSSDC NASA s permanent archive for space science mission data has made available a large number of online books about planetary and lunar science and exploration Their collection covers the planets of the solar system manned and unmanned missions Apollo documents NASA history technology and more This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on April 18 2013 by Linda Chappell International Observe the Moon Night 2013 International Observe the Moon Night InOMN 2013 is Saturday October 12 While it is still several months away you can register your InOMN 2013 event now Visit the registration

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  • March | 2013 | What's New
    association with Universe Today Bad Astronomy and numerous partner organizations This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 27 2013 by Linda Chappell UH Clear Lake Spring Seminar Series Presents Dr Georgiana Kramer Listen and learn at the lecture Interaction Between the Lunar Surface and the Solar Wind presented by Dr Georgiana Kramer visiting scientist at Lunar and Planetary Institute This lecture is part of the Spring 2013 Physics and Space Science Seminar Series sponsored by the University of Houston Clear Lake s School of Science and Computer Engineering This lecture will be presented on Thursday April 4 from 7 9 pm in Room 1218 of the Bayou Building on the campus of UH Clear Lake This event is free and open to the public Continuing education credits are available for teachers and engineers or others seeking credits Live recordings of the presentations are available after each seminar This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 26 2013 by Linda Chappell Upload Your LPSC Poster to the E Poster Index If you haven t already now s the time to upload your Lunar and Planetary Science Conference LPSC poster to the conference e poster index To upload your poster log into the Meeting Portal as you did when registering for LPSC and submitting your abstract Locate your poster abstract and upload Posters will be accepted until March 26 This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 25 2013 by Linda Chappell JMARS 3 0 MARS is the Java Mission planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing It is a geospatial information system GIS developed by the Arizona State University s Mars Space Flight Facility to provide mission planning and data analysis tools to NASA s orbiters instrument team members students of all ages and the general public A new and improved version JMARS 3 0 is now available This version has quite a few new features This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 25 2013 by Linda Chappell American Museum of Natural History Science Bulletins The American Museum of Natural History in New York City posts a variety of video Science Bulletins on their website These short documentaries and visualizations cover many topics including astronomy planetary science earth science life science and climate This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 22 2013 by Linda Chappell Sky Fest in April Join the fun at the next Sky Fest at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday evening April 27 from 7 30 9 30 pm The topic is Exploring the Solar System We ll be doing night sky viewing and exploring the solar system with LPI scientists and educators through hands on activities Come see Jupiter and Saturn through telescopes Everyone is welcome Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times This is a free event This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on March 22 2013 by Linda Chappell Lunaserv The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera LROC

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  • February | 2013 | What's New
    Families initiative will kick off with events at libraries nationwide beginning in celebration of Women s History Month March 2013 This year the theme of Women s History Month is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination Celebrating Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Libraries are encouraged to partner with NASA science education programs to empower women s success especially in science starting from when they are young Libraries will have the opportunity to host events related to NASA s scientific explorations of our home planet Earth our Sun our solar system and the Universe beyond and to engage girls and their families in making discoveries for themselves Apply before March 15 to partner with NASA science education programs that are hosting training webinars this Spring Webinars will support participating libraries in offering NASAScience4Girls and Their Families programming at their libraries during 2013 and 2014 This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on February 21 2013 by Linda Chappell LPSC Exhibitors A list of confirmed exhibitors at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference LPSC is now available Company and organization descriptions and contact information are provided This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on February 19 2013 by Linda Chappell MyMoon Webcast with Dr Georgiana Kramer Join the MyMoon webcast on Tuesday February 26 2013 7 pm CST for a discussion with Dr Georgiana Kramer a postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute Her research includes the lunar swirls and the lunar magma ocean hypothesis Find out how she became involved in planetary science and how she selects her research topics or how they select her The webcast will be held via Google Hangouts on Air with CosmoQuest Please visit the webcast event page on February 26 or stay tuned to MyMoon and CosmoQuest social media for the link to join This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on February 19 2013 by Linda Chappell MESSENGER MDIS Data Users Workshop A MESSENGER Mercury Dual Imaging System MDIS Data Users Workshop will be held in association with the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Sunday March 17 2013 from 2 00 PM 6 00 PM at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Hotel and Convention Center The Woodlands TX in the Montgomery Ballrooms B C This workshop is intended for anyone interested in using MDIS data Since entering orbit in 2011 MESSENGER s MDIS has acquired over 100 000 images of Mercury s surface and created the first global maps of the Solar System s innermost planet MDIS images are available in NASA s Planetary Data System PDS and on March 8 2013 the first global maps based on MDIS images will be released by the PDS This workshop will introduce all of the MDIS images and advanced data products available in the PDS discuss the different calibrations and corrections applied to the data introduce newly released global maps and present tools and software available to navigate and analyze MDIS data The overall goal of the workshop is

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  • January | 2013 | What's New
    90 minute live professional development experiences for educators that use online learning technologies to allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts NSTA Press authors and scientists engineers and education specialists from NSTA partner organizations Register for upcoming web seminars or watch recent web seminars that have been archived This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 29 2013 by Linda Chappell Classic Science Texts Online Several full text classic scientific works are available online for free at Project Gutenberg including titles in astronomy and geology This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 28 2013 by Linda Chappell What If Prize Competition The What If Prize Competition is designed to spark interest in space science with the goal of encouraging students to use their imagination for innovative ideas Each year the competition presents unique space theme challenges and gives students the opportunity to think search and write their ideas on how to solve these challenges There is one competition for middle school students and another for high school students Teams must register by February 28 2013 and competition entries must be submitted by March 31 2013 Winners will be announced in early May This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 25 2013 by Linda Chappell Johnson Space Center History Collection at UH Clear Lake The Johnson Space Center History Collection has reopened at the University of Houston Clear Lake This collection includes records covering more than forty years of NASA manned spaceflight including Apollo Skylab Apollo Soyuz Test Project Shuttle Space Station Freedom Center Records General Reference and the JSC Oral History Project These records are available and open to all researchers In addition the Human Space Flight Collection features personal papers collected from individuals involved in the space industry related to the support of human space flight The hours of this special collection are 8 30 am to 4 30 pm Monday through Friday Appointments are recommended This entry was posted in New and Noteworthy on January 24 2013 by Linda Chappell NASA Exoplanet Archive The NASA Exoplanet Archive is an online astronomical exoplanet and stellar catalog and data service that collates and cross correlates astronomical data and information on exoplanets and their host stars and provides tools to work with these data The Exoplanet Archive is dedicated to collecting and serving important public data sets involved in the search for and characterization of extrasolar planets and their host stars The data include stellar parameters such as positions magnitudes and temperatures exoplanet parameters such as masses and orbital parameters and discovery characterization data such as published radial velocity curves photometric light curves images and spectra All data in the Exoplanet Archive are vetted by a team of astronomers and are linked back to the original literature reference Data are searchable either for an individual star or by stellar and planetary properties The Exoplanet Archive offers direct access to frequently accessed data sets via an interactive table which allows sorting and filtering

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