News Releases

Eclipse Resources – 2023 Annular & 2024 Total Eclipses

On October 14, 2023 North America will experience an annular solar eclipse. This will be followed by a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Both events will result in partial eclipses in Louisiana.

If you are interested in observing either eclipse or looking for eclipse related activities check out these NASA resources.

Baton Rouge Main Library Hosts Sounds of Science (SOS), a Transdisciplinary Celebration of the Creation of the Universe

March 25, 2023, 1 pm – 9 pm. The Baton Rouge Main Library on Goodwood is hosting a daylong celebration of the creation of the universe.

Sounds of Science (SoS) is a public event, collaboratively developed with the library and LSU between the School of Music, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Manship School of Communication, and the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium (LaSPACE). SoS is a daylong event at the Main Library on Goodwood with activities for all ages beginning at 1 pm, including STEM demonstrations, a crafts and activities station, story time, music-making, a Saturday Science lecture, and culminating in a panel discussion and musical performance at 7 pm.

Prestigious NASA Public Service Medal Awarded to LSU Physics Professor, LA NASA Space Grant & EPSCoR Director

T. Gregory Guzik, LSU Physics Professor and Director of the Louisiana Space Grant NASA EPSCoR (LaSPACE) programs has been awarded the 2020 NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal (OPLM). The official NASA award citation reads: “In recognition for many years of exceptional dedication and public service inspiring and teaching the next generation of leaders in science, engineering and technology.”

Some LaSPACE Stats Since 1991

LaSPACE Cumulative Impacts

LaSPACE Affiliate Institutions
200 +
Research Projects Supported
2000 +
College Students Funded
~ 70
Student Science Balloon Launches

LaSPACE Current Impacts

2019-2020 Awards
Current Students Supported
~ 0
Current Affiliates Funded
A selection of Recent & Current LaSPACE Funded Projects

Program Highlights

LaSPACE funds approximately 50 projects annually across Louisiana, including funding for faculty research programs, awards for undergraduate and graduate student researchers, support for various student flight projects,NASA internship funding, awards to support senior design projects, professional development for K-12 teachers, and public scientific literacy events. A few recent or current projects are highlighted here.

LaACES Balloon Launch
Ballooning Program
Group in front of MARS Truck
MARS Truck
Student Outreach
Solar Viewing
Earth Day
Student Outreach