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23rd Annual North Texas Skwatch Star Party

Saturday, November 3rd – Texas. The 23th Annual North Texas Skywatch Star Party will be held at Lake Mineral Wells State Park, approximately 50 miles west of Fort Worth. This very popular family friendly star party (average attendance of 200) is hosted by Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Dr. Mike…

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Sky Fest: Telescopes of Latin America

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) partners with the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomy Society to engage families in Sky Fest. Sky Fest events are open to all ages, and include presentations from scientists, hands-on activities, and night sky viewing through telescopes (weather permitting). In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month,…

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Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series – Mars and Curiosity

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) has been part of NASA’s adventure of exploring the solar system since 1968. In that time, our understanding of the solar system has changed greatly. What was known about the surface of Mars (particularly its habitability) 50 years ago? How has our knowledge of…

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Austin Under the Stars

Austin Astronomical Society (AAS), in collaboration with St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, brings to the public Austin Under the Stars (AUTS). AUTS, now in its 21st year, is designed to bring the spectacles of the night sky and hands on astronomical learning to the Austin Metropolitan community. This special event, free…

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Sky Fest: The InSight Mission to Mars

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) presents “The InSight Mission to Mars” on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8:00–10:00 p.m. at the LPI. Explorers of all ages are welcome. Activities will include: edible Mars models, portable planetarium shows, scientist presentations and night sky viewing through telescopes (weather permitting).

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The Ultracool TRAPPIST-1 System: 7 Terrestrial Worlds, 7 Chances for Ice and Life

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites inquisitive adults interested in current topics in space science and exploration to join us for the final presentation in the Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series “The Ultracool TRAPPIST-1 System: 7 Terrestrial Worlds, 7 Chances for Ice and Life” given by Dr. Sue Lederer from…

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A world with two styles of ocean

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites inquisitive adults interested in current topics in space science and exploration to join us for the fourth presentation in the 2017-18 Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series – Diving into Ocean Worlds. Dr. Ralph Lorenz from Johns Hopkins University will present “Titan: A world with…

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