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The Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies was created to accelerate our scientific knowledge of dust on the Moon and its impact on human explorers. (Courtesy NASA)

The Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies offers education and outreach opportunities to further the public’s understanding of lunar topics.

Current Update

Please see below for upcoming events in our various programming areas.

Workshops for New Media Practitioners

These professional development workshops are designed to bring practitioners of New Media, traditional journalists, and scientists together for an intensive learning experience on lunar topics.

For more information, please visit the workshops web page.

Student seminar series: Learning to interact with the media

These workshops introduce undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early career scientists, to working with the media. Topics will include an introduction to today’s media landscape; learning from media-savvy scientists; and getting the perspective of current media professionals on the best ways to spread the word on new research. Our next series is slated to begin in fall 2012.

Public Symposia

These public lectures give the public access to local and visiting scientific experts speaking on timely issues. Typically attracting hundreds of attendees, these symposia help raise awareness and broaden the knowledge of interested members of the public. Our next symposia is slated for spring 2013; to view information on our previous symposia in spring 2011, see:

CCLDAS SymposiumWatch the 2011 symposium—The Future of Commercial Space Flight

For more information about any of the above programming, please check this space or contact To learn more about CCLDAS, current research, facilities, people, and publications, please visit the CCLDAS website at


Junior Aerospace Engineering Project

LASP E/PO provides a three-week summer program that brings underserved high school students to CCLDAS. The program is a collaborative opportunity for students to learn about current issues surrounding past and future exploration of the Moon, engineering design/CAD concepts, computer programming skills, and basic lunar and space physics concepts. The students work in small teams to design LEGO lunar rovers, create CAD models, and program their rovers to complete a series of tasks on a simulated lunar surface. They are also exposed to real-world science applications and research during presentations from a number of speakers who are working on current lunar missions and programs.

The 2012 Junior Aerospace Project brought ten students to CCLDAS from July 9-27. For more information on the 2012 program, please access the summary report at

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