Public Education and Outreach Resources

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.


We have a simple philosophy: HiRISE is “the people’s camera” because we believe that knowledge about Mars belongs to everyone.

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 Tuesday 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.

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter is an exceptional science learning facility located at Steward Observatory's "sky island" observing site. The SkyCenter builds upon the uniqueness of the 9,157 foot summit of Mt. Lemmon and the extensive knowledge base at the University of Arizona to deliver educational programs.


    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 Drafts

    Space Drafts is Tucson’s flavor of Astronomy on Tap. Talks are held one Wednesday of every month at one of Tucson’s finest microbreweries, The Borderlands Brewing Company. Space Drafts is free and open to all ages (of humans and dogs alike).

    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. As one of 17 NASA Regional Planetary Image Facilities around the world, the Center collects and disseminates planetary mission data to local scientists, students, educators and the media.

    The Art of Planetary Science (TAPS)

    The Art of Planetary Science is an annual art exhibition run by UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory that celebrates the beauty and elegance of science.


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

    LPL Summer Science Saturday

    Summer Science Saturday is the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory’s (LPL) free, annual open house; activities take place in the Kuiper Space Sciences building at 1629 E. University Blvd.