15 February 2021

February 2021 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

February 2021 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Executive Session

3 February (Wednesday)
Starts at 9:30 am
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Ocean Worlds and Dwarf Planets Meeting 16

5 February (Friday)
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Details

National Science Board Committee on Strategy Teleconference

8 February (Monday)
10:00 – 11:00 am
Details

Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the Leadership of Competed Space Missions Meeting #1

8-10 February (Monday-Wednesday)
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Details

SmallSat Symposium 2021

8-11 February (Monday-Thursday)
Starts at 7:00 am on 8 February and ends at 1:00 pm on 11 February
Details

CompTIA Space Enterprise Council February Meeting

9 February (Tuesday)
Starts at 1:00 pm
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mars Meeting No. 9

9 February (Tuesday)
1:15 – 6:45 pm
Details

ASCENDxWebinar: Preview: Mars Perseverance Landing

10 February (Wednesday)
10:00 – 11:00 am
Details

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

10 February (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 Meeting 9

11 February (Thursday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon 10

12 February (Friday)
12:00 – 6:00 pm
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 17

12 February (Friday)
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

Committee on Planetary Protection Meeting 6

12 February (Friday)
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mars Meeting No. 10

16 February (Tuesday)
1:30 – 6:00 pm
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

Preparing for Landing on Jezero Crater, Mars

17 February (Wednesday)
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Details

Mars Rover Perseverance Landing Live Chat

18 Febuary (Thursday)
1:00 – 2:15 pm
Hosted by the National Air and Space Museum
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 State of Profession Writing Group Meeting 2

18 February (Thursday)
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed
Details

U.S.Norway Space Cooperation Virtual Forum

24 February (Wednesday)
Starts at 10:00 am
Details

Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) Teleconference

24 February (Wednesday)
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Details

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon 11

26 February (Friday)
12:00 – 6:00 pm
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 17

26 February (Friday)
1:00 – 4:40 pm
Details

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