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October Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 06:30

Welcome to the October 2018 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:

October 2018 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.


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

4 October (Thursday)
5:30 pm − 7:30 pm

Details and information on other ESEP events


NASA's Next Astrophysics Flagship: The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Colloquium Series)

9 October (Tuesday)
4:00 pm − 5:00 pm
AAAS HQ
1200 New York Avenue NW

Details and RSVP


The United States' Role in Space Situational Awareness
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

10 October (Wednesday)
10:00 am − 11:00 am
CSIS Headquarters
1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW

Details and registration


Astrobiology Science Strategy and the Search for Life in the Universe: Public Briefing and Webcast
Space Studies Board
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

10 October (Wednesday)
11:00 am − 12:00 pm
National Academy of Sciences Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Avenue NW

Details, registration, and webcast


Committee on Radio Frequencies
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

15 − 16 October (Monday − Tuesday)
Woods Hole, MA

Details, agenda, and webcast


Committee on Solar and Space Physics
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

16 − 17 October (Tuesday − Wednesday)
Irvine, CA

Details, agenda, and webcast


5th Annual Visualizing Science Policy 20x20 & Resource Fair
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

17 October (Wednesday)
5:30 pm − 9:00 pm
AAAS HQ
1200 New York Avenue NW


Advisory Committee for Geosciences
National Science Foundation

17 − 18 October (Wednesday − Thursday)
NSF HQ

Details, agenda, and webcast


Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC)
NASA Astrophysics Division

23 − 24 October (Monday − Tuesday)
Virtual Only

Details, agenda, and remote access


Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

29 − 30 October (Monday − Tuesday)
Irvine, CA

Details, agenda, and webcast


Workshop on Maximizing the Scientific Return of NASA Data
NASA's Science Mission Directorate

30 − 31 October (Tuesday − Wednesday)
National Union Building
918 F St NW

Details and registration

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