Outreach Groups

Arizona/NASA Space Grant

The Arizona/NASA Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at LPL, contributes to the nation's science enterprise by implementing research, education and public service projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia.

The Kuiper Circle

The Kuiper Circle increases awareness of and participation in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) educational opportunities for and by our community, and assists the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in maintaining its pre-eminence as the leading planetary research institution in the U.S.

LPL Evening Lecture Series

Each fall semester, the LPL Evening Lecture Series presents LPL scientists discussing their latest scientific research and space mission projects.Lectures (including time for Q&A) are held on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., in Kuiper Space Sciences Room 308. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  All lectures are free and open to the community.


The OSIRIS-REx mission is an Asteroid Sample Return Mission Exploring our Past, Securing our Future through Pioneering Asteroid Science. Material returned is expected to enable scientists to learn more about the time before the formation and evolution of the Solar System, initial stages of planet formation, and the source of organic compounds which led to the formation of life.

Space Imagery Center

The Space Imagery Center at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory is a research collection of NASA planetary photography, cartographic products, and technical documentation. Established in 1977, the Center is one of 17 NASA Regional Planetary Image Facilities around the world. These facilities collect and disseminate planetary mission data to local scientists, students, educators and the media.

Teaching Teams

The Teaching Teams Program provides dynamic resources for learning and instruction at the University of Arizona. The Teaching Teams approach to learning, curriculum building, and instruction is easy to use, and is successful across disciplines. It is the oldest and largest program of its kind on campus.


LPL hosts the University of Arizona Chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.