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December Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 23:55

Welcome to the December 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:

December 2018 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Next Generation Space Policy: Balancing Commercial, Scientific, and Security Interests
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

3 December (Monday)
2:00 pm − 3:00 pm
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 801


STEM Engagement Committee
NASA Advisory Council

4 December (Tuesday)
12:30 pm − 5:00 pm

Details, agenda, and webcast

The Science of Space: Heliophysics and the Parker Solar Probe
Science, Technology, and Business Division
Library of Congress

6 December (Thursday)
11:30 am − 12:30 pm
Mary Pickford Theater
Madison Building of the Library of Congress

More details

The Future of Space Safety
Secure World Foundation

6 December (Thursday)
1:00 pm − 3:00 pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW

Details and registration

Breaking Space: A Discussion of Space Weather Disturbance and Spectrum Interference
The Aerospace Corporation

11 December (Tuesday)
10:00 am − 12:00 pm
2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Details and registration

NASA Advisory Council

10-11 December (Monday − Tuesday)

Details, agenda, and remote access

Not So Hidden Figures: What the Women Who’ve Conquered Space Can Teach Silicon Valley
Future Tense

11 December (Tuesday)
12:00 pm − 1:30 pm
New America
740 15th Street NW #900

Details, registration, and webcast

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

12 December (Wednesday)
5:30 pm − 7:30 pm
Froggy Bottom Pub
2021 K St. NW

Note that this month's happy hour is not the usual day (first Thursday of the month), but rather is scheduled to coincide with the AGU fall meeting taking place in Washington.
Details and information on other ESEP events

Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing
Science and Technology Innovation Program, Wilson Center

14 December (Friday)
1:30 pm − 6:00 pm
Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Details, registration, and webcast

Heliophysics Advisory Committee
Heliophysics Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate

18-20 December (Tuesday − Thursday)

Details, agenda, and webcast

Near Earth Object Observations in the Infrared and Visible Wavelengths
National Academies

19-21 December (Wednesday − Friday)
Keck Center
500 5th St NW

Details, agenda, and webcast

Ashlee N. Wilkins
John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
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