9 December 2020

December 2020 Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Kelsie Krafton American Astronomical Society (AAS)

This is the monthly event roundup for the AAS Policy Blog, in which we share a list of upcoming astronomical science policy events. Examples include congressional hearings, advisory committee meetings, Capitol Hill briefings, policy forums, think tank symposia, networking opportunities, and/or lectures. Most of these events are public and occur here in Washington, DC. Many are also live streamed. I will try to note in the event listing if advance registration for in-person attendance is required (either for security or capacity reasons).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events are going virtual as organizations adapt to the new normal. We hope you take advantage of the increased accessibility of virtual events. 

Other relevant policy event calendars:

Some events are announced with less than a month’s advance notice, and we will update this post whenever we have something new to add. Please email us if you have a correction or an event that you think should be added to this list.

US Capitol in Winter
Photo courtesy Architect of the Capitol

December 2020 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus, Meeting 7

1 December (Tuesday)
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) Meeting

3-4 December (Thursday-Friday)
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon, Meeting 6

4 December (Friday)
12:00 – 6:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon, Meeting 7

7 December (Monday)
2:00 – 4:00 pm
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Mentoring and Advising of Black Students in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

7-8 December (Monday-Tuesday)
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 Steering Group, Meeting 6

8 December (Tuesday)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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National Science Board (NSB) Meeting

9-10 December (Wednesday-Thursday)
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How the Federal Government Can Increase Access to Supercomputing Across America

10 December (Thursday)
12:30 – 1:30 pm
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University of Texas at El Paso Town Hall: A Flagship for Strengthening the STEM Workforce

11 December (Friday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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STEM Ed Advisory Panel Meeting

11 December (Friday)
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mars, Meeting 5

15 December (Tuesday)
11:00 am – 4:45 pm
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