The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s VORTICES program and the Lunar and Planetary Institute are conducting a Planetary Science Engagement Institute for planetary scientists
interested in engaging public audiences in planetary science and solar system exploration. Hear from a variety of experts on public engagement. Content will include common Solar System misconceptions, techniques for addressing controversial topics, simple activities and demonstrations for engaging audiences, connecting with local museums and astronomy clubs, and more.

This free event will be held at LPI following the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. It starts at 2 pm on Friday, March 22, includes dinner, and continues until 8pm. (Free transportation may be provided
from the Woodlands to LPI if needed.) It will resume at 9am on Saturday, March 23, and conclude at 3 pm. For more information or to apply, please go to this link:

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/planet-sci-institute/