NASA logo
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

EO Team

Andrea Jones
LRO Education and Public Outreach Lead
Director, International Observe the Moon Night, Planetary Science Institute at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Andrea.J.Jones@nasa.gov
Lora Bleacher
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Nancy Neal-Jones
LRO Public Affairs Officer
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Andy Shaner
Lunar and Planetary Institute



Partners


Arizona State University (ASU); LROC

ASU is the home institution for the LRO Camera (LROC) Principal Investigator and the site of the LROC Science Operations Center. The LROC team is highly active in engaging educators, students, and the public in the excitement of lunar science and exploration both at ASU and at events they support around the country. The LRO Education Team at ASU developed several activities featuring LROC data for the LRO Educator Resource Kit.

Lunar and Planetary Institute

The LPI Education Team developed two collections of lunar activities designed specifically for use in libraries, but adaptable for use in classrooms and other out-of-school settings: To the Moon and Beyond with NASA's LRO Mission and Marvel Moon. The LRO Education Team at LPI is responsible for oversight of the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) website (hyperlink to: http://observethemoonnight.org), as well as the InOMN listserv and InOMN social media.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Diviner

UCLA is the home institution of the Diviner instrument Principal Investigator. The Diviner Team at UCLA is very active in sharing lunar science in education and public outreach programs in their local community. The Diviner Education Team developed a mission planning activity for the LRO Educator Resource Kit.

University of New Hampshire (UNH); CRaTER

UNH is the home institution of the CRaTER instrument Principal Investigator. The LRO Education Team at UNH is committed to engaging students, teachers, and the public in their community in the excitement of lunar science and exploration. They host teacher professional development programs and developed several activities featuring CRaTER for the LRO Educator Resource Kit.

CosmoQuest/Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (SIUE)

Pamela Gay of SIUE and her team developed the CosmoQuest citizen science program Moon Mappers: a program that allows the world to contribute to authentic scientific research by mapping images captured by the LRO Camera. SIUE and CosmoQuest are also strong supporters and partners of International Observe the Moon Night.

NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)

SSERVI has replaced and builds on the legacy of the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI). Brian Day, the Lead for Citizen Science and Community Development at SSERVI, is a member of the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) Coordinating Committee. He leads international engagement and product development for InOMN, continuing the early support for this worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration from NLSI's Director for Education and Public Outreach, Doris Daou.

CosmoQuest/Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (SIUE)

Pamela Gay of SIUE and her team developed the CosmoQuest citizen science program Moon Mappers: a program that allows the world to contribute to authentic scientific research by mapping images captured by the LRO Camera. SIUE and CosmoQuest are also strong supporters and partners of International Observe the Moon Night.

Past partners:


Adler Planetarium; LROC

The LRO Education Team at Adler Planetarium designed a Moon Wall currently on display at Adler that allows users to fly over the surface of the Moon using high-resolution LROC images. This team also compiled and formatted the LRO education activities that are now available in the LRO Educator Resource Kit.

Boston University (BU); CRaTER

BU had been the home institution of the CRaTER team when CRaTER was selected and built. The CRaTER Education Team at BU helped lead LRO professional development programs for educators in New England. The CRaTER team has since moved to UNH.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS); LAMP

The LAMP Education Team at DMNS developed a docent cart for use at DMNS that highlights how LAMP uses ultraviolet light to see into permanently shadowed craters at the lunar poles. They also hosted professional development programs at DMNS featuring LRO, and developed LAMP activities for the LRO Educator Resource Kit.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL); Mini-RF

LRO's Mini-RF instrument was designed and built at APL. The Mini-RF Education Team developed the Student Planetary Investigators program.
Goddard Space Flight Center