The faculty, staff, and students at LPL take every opportunity to share research and development with the community and to participate in community events whenever possible (public talks, science fairs, etc.).

LPL hosts a regular evening lecture series each fall (see below) as well as special family-friendly, hands-on science open-houses. Sign up to learn about upcoming events!


Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 — Sunday, 17 May
Astronomical: Photographs of Our Solar System and Beyond
5:00 pm

Arizona Space Grant Consortium

Our consortium, led by a statewide team of managers and affiliate representatives, is part of The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, established by Congress in 1988. Space Grant 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.

Arizona Space Grant Consortium

The Kuiper Circle

The mission of the Kuiper Circle is to increase awareness of and participation in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) educational opportunities for and by our community; and assist the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in maintaining its pre-eminence as the leading planetary research institution in the U.S.

Kuiper Circle Outreach Committee

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 The University of Arizona Kuiper Space Sciences Lecture Hall, Room 308. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Note: Food and drinks are not permitted in the lecture hall. All lectures are free and open to the community. Parking in university surface parking lots is free after 5 p.m. Please be careful not to park in service or reserved spaces. Metered street parking is also available at no cost after 5 p.m. Parking in the Cherry Avenue Garage is available after 5 p.m. at a cost of $1.00 per hour. A campus parking map is available hereEvening Lecture Podcasts on UA iTunes U


Space Imagery Center

The Space Imagery Center at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 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.

Space Imagery Center

Teaching Teams

The Teaching Teams Program provides dynamic resources for learning and instruction at the University of Arizona. Teaching Teams is housed in the College of Science. Historically, Teaching Teams has served a variety of faculty and students at the University of Arizona because 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.

Teaching Teams Program


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