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22 April 2018: Rice University Campus Observatory Open House – Christopher Johns-Krull

April 20th, 2018 by rcl6


“The Parade of Planets”

Sunday, April 22, 2018 7:30 – 10:00pm

SPEAKER:  Christopher Johns-Krull, Rice University

LECTURE:  103 Brockman Hall for Physics from 7:30pm – 8:00pm

OBSERVATION:  4th floor observatory from 7:45pm – 10:00pm

For current weather status, see Rice Campus Observatory webpage.

19 April 2018 – Houston Spaceport Frontiers Lecture: Brian Ramos, HI-SEAS

April 4th, 2018 by rcl6

Please join us for the next installment of our Houston Spaceport Frontier Lectures:
Thursday, April 19th 7:00pm at Keck Hall 100
Reception at 6:30pm – Valhalla Beer Garden

Brian Ramos, NASA Johnson Space Center, HI-SEAS (Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) mission crewmember

“Inside the Bubble: Earthly Lessons from Life in a Martian Analog”

Watch online starting at 7:00pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukxn51Q2cAM

2 April, Wiess School seminar: Peggy Whitson, NASA Astronaut, Biochemist

March 29th, 2018 by rcl6

The Wiess School of Natural Sciences invites you to join a Public Science Communication Seminar with Peggy Whitson on Monday, April 2 at 4:00 pm in 100 Keck Hall.  Whitson will talk about her time in space and her role in the space program’s scientific research.

22 March 2018: Dr. Grace Douglas, NASA Johnson Space Center

March 21st, 2018 by rcl6

Thursday March 22, 2018 7:00pm at Keck Hall 100

Reception at 6:30pm – Valhalla Beer Garden

Dr. Grace Douglas, NASA Johnson Space Center 

“Food System Development for the Final Frontier: Challenges and Integrative Solutions”

Watch online starting at 7:00pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2moBTPpA0Q

1 March 2018: Spaceport Lecture – Leland Melvin “Living the Uncommon Life”

February 15th, 2018 by David Alexander

Join us on Thursday March 1 for a special event co-hosted by the Air Force Reserve and the Rice Space Institute. Lecture is free and open to the public. See spacefrontiers.rice.edu for details.

23 Feb 2018: RSI and Smalley Curl Institute Event: Expedition a Docufilm by Alessandra Bonavina

February 15th, 2018 by David Alexander

The Rice Space Institute and the Smalley-Curl Institute invite you to meet the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli at the 


RICE MEDIA CENTER   2030 University BLVD, Houston TX, 77005

6:30pm, Friday February 23, 2018

for the showing of

EXPEDITION – Docufilm by Alessandra Bonavina

This documentary takes the audience on a journey behind the scenes of Expedition 52/53, focusing on the demanding training astronauts have to undertake, the experiments, the simulation of catastrophic situations, and the technological side of the VITA mission organized by Italy’s space agency ASI. Featuring  astronaut Paolo Nespoli on his third mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Both Director Alessandra Bonavina and Astronaut Paolo Nespoli will attend the screening and the following Q&A
Free  entrance. Refreshments will be served.
For more information see the attached flyer.


PUBLIC LECTURE JAN 23: Houston Museum of Natural Sciences

January 2nd, 2018 by David Alexander

Dancing with a star: the intricate ballet of the Sun-Earth interaction
David Alexander, Director Rice Space Institute.

Details at http://store.hmns.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=3852


January 2nd, 2018 by David Alexander

Making Big Miracles Happen

Thursday January 25, 2018 7:00pm
Reception at 6:30pm – Valhalla Beer Garden

Thomas Zurbuchen – Associate Administrator for Science, NASA

Details at http://spacefrontiers.blogs.rice.edu/january-25-2018/


Live stream of Nov 30 Spaceport lecture

November 29th, 2017 by David Alexander

Dr Paul Schenk’s Spaceport lecture on 40 years of Voyager will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ4243lLpwk

VOYAGER AT 40: Spaceport Lecture TOMORROW November 30

November 28th, 2017 by David Alexander

Please join us for the last lecture of the semester.  Dr. Paul Schenk will discuss the remarkable 40 year journey of the Voyager spacecraft.

WHEN:  Thursday November 7pm (reception at 6:30)

WHERE:  KECK HALL Rm 100  (reception in Valhalla Beer Garden

Details at http://spacefrontiers.rice.edu/lectures-21546-2/november-30-2017/