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Through innovative space science education materials, LASP education workshops bring excitement and enthusiasm for space science and exploration to teachers, students, and media professionals. (Courtesy LASP)

Below is the schedule of LASP Office of Communications & Outreach workshops for the upcoming year. We will be updating the site with additional workshops as they are planned, so check back often for the most current information.

For more information, or if you have any questions, contact Erin Wood: 303-735-0962 or

2013 – 2014 LASP Education Workshop Schedule:

February 22, 2014

Dancing Lights, 9am to 4pm, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Space Sciences Building, 3665 Discovery Dr., Boulder, CO 80303 (map)


Eventbrite - Dancing Lights: Exploring the Aurora through Art and Writing

Elementary teachers and educators are invited toattend this day-long workshop to learn about Dancing Lights, a science and literacy program on the aurora.  Teachers will receive a certificate, breakfast, lunch, and classroom material for $10.

The Dancing Lights program is a suite of six writing and art lessons tied to Colorado standards.  Classrooms are also encouraged to submit work for a contest.  Lessons and contest information are available on the Dancing Lights page:


June 2014, June 16-20

Space Science Teachers Summit

Are you teaching astronomy for the first time, want to learn more about up-to-date solar system science, or need new astronomy lessons?

Join us for this week-long, NASA-funded program offered by LASP. Explore hands-on space science activities, receive classroom materials, meet other teachers, tour area labs, and have fun.

The 2014 Space Science Teachers Summit will offer an opportunity to learn about space science from scientists, with a focus on:

  • Solar science
  • Planetary magnetic fields
  • Planetary evolution
  • NASA’s MAVEN mission to Mars

Learn more, and register HERE!

Past Workshops

Solar Summit

Galileo Educator’s Network Workshop

  • 2012—Eclipses and Transits
  • 2011—The Scientific Method, Lunar Science, and NASA Space Mission Policy

Space Science Teachers Summit:

  • 2013—Solar System and planetary formation, planetary climate, and the MAVEN mission
  • 2012—The Sun-Earth connection, space weather, and planetary science
  • 2011—Spectroscopy: Light and how we use it to explore space
  • 2010—The physical properties of the solar system: planets, moons, rings and dust
  • 2009—The Sun, Mars, and the search for life in extreme environments
  • 2008—Comparative Planetology and how we know what we know about objects in our solar system

Media/Journalist Professional Development:

  • 2013—Martian climate and the MAVEN mission
  • 2012—The Moon and Other Small Bodies
  • 2009—Dynamics of the Sun
  • 2007—Extrasolar Planets
  • 2005—Yellowstone
  • 2003—Mars Science