2 January 2019

January Events in Astronomical Science Policy

By Ashlee Wilkins

Welcome to the January 2019 monthly event roundup of the AAS Policy Blog, in which we share a list of events that fall under the umbrella of astronomical science — i.e., astrophysics, planetary science, and/or heliophysics — policy. Events might be congressional hearings, advisory committee meetings, Capitol Hill briefings, policy fora, think tank symposia, networking opportunities, and/or public lectures. Most events occur here in Washington, DC are open to the public, and/or will be live streamed. Some may require advanced registration for in-person attendance (either for security or capacity reasons), and we try to note that in the listing. If an event is on this calendar, someone from the AAS Public Policy team will likely be in attendance, so come say hello!

Other relevant policy event calendars:

Sometimes events are announced on timescales shorter than one month; 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 included in this roundup.

Beyond the events highlighted below, there are some other notable deadlines/important happenings coming up this month:


January 2019 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Note that many of these events may be impacted, or even cancelled, if the shutdown of the federal government continues.

NASA Exoplanet Analysis Group (ExoPAG)
Astrophysics Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate

5 − 6 January (Saturday − Sunday)
AAS 233
Seattle, WA

Details, agenda, and webcast


NASA Cosmic Origins Program Assessment Group (COPAG)
Astrophysics Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate

6 January (Sunday)
AAS 233
Seattle, WA

Details, agenda, and webcast


NASA Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG)
Astrophysics Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate

10 January (Thursday)
AAS 233
Seattle, WA

Details, agenda, and webcast


Science Policy Happy Hour
Engineers and Scientists Engaging in Policy (ESEP)

17 January (Thursday)
5:30 pm − 7:30 pm
Hawthorne
1336 U St. NW

Details and information on other ESEP events


Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC)
NSF, NASA, and DOE SC

29 − 30 January (Tuesday − Wednesday)
NSF HQ

Details, agenda, and webcast


Small Bodies Program Assessment Group (SBAG)
Planetary Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate

29 − 31 January (Tuesday − Thursday)
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Houston, TX

Details, agenda, and webcast