5 January 2021

January 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Kelsie Krafton American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Happy New Year! 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

January 2021 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mars Meeting No. 6

5 January (Tuesday)
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Ocean Worlds and Dwarf Planets Meeting 12

8 January (Friday)
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mars Meeting No. 7

12 January (Tuesday)
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus Meeting #8

12 January (Tuesday)
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon Meeting 8

15 January (Friday)
12:00 – 6:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Ocean Worlds and Dwarf Planets Meeting 13

15 January (Friday)
1:00 – 5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Small Solar System Bodies Meeting Six

20-21 January (Wednesday-Thursday)
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Small Solar System Bodies Meeting Seven

20-21 January (Wednesday-Thursday)
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 Meeting 8

22 January (Friday)
12:00 – 6:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Ocean Worlds and Dwarf Planets Meeting 14

22 January (Friday)
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Details

Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) Meeting

26-27 January (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Location: To Be Determined
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon Meeting 9

29 January (Friday)
12:00 – 6:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Ocean Worlds and Dwarf Planets Meeting 15

29 January (Friday)
1:00 – 4:40 pm
Details

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