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December Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:00

Welcome to the monthly event roundup of the AAS Policy Blog, in which we share a calendar 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, 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 reach out to us (public.policy@aas.org) if you have a correction or an event that you think should be included in this roundup.


NASA Heliophysics Advisory Committee
NASA Science Mission Directorate

29 November − 1 December (Wednesday − Friday)
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC

Details and virtual access (WebEx) information


High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP)
Department of Energy Office of Science

30 November − 1 December (Thursday − Friday)
Gaithersburg, MD

Details and virtual access information


Congressional Hearing: NASA's Next Four Large Telescopes
House Space Subcommittee, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

6 December 2017 (Wednesday)
2:00 pm
2318 Rayburn House Office Building

AAS members Dr. Christopher McKee and Dr. Matt Mountain are among the hearing's witnesses.

Details and live stream


NASA Advisory Council (NAC)

7 − 8 December (Thursday − Friday)
NASA Headquarters, Program Review Center (PRC), Room 9H40
Washington, DC

Details and virtual access (WebEx) information


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

7 December 2017 (Thursday)
5:30 pm − 7:30 pm
Penn Social
801 E Street NW
Washington, DC

Details and future ESEP events


Returning to the Moon in Historical Context
Space Policy and History Forum

11 December 2017 (Monday)
4:00 pm − 5:30 pm
National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC

Registration (required) and details

Ashlee N. Wilkins
John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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