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August Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 06:30

Welcome to the August 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, 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:

August 2018 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.


Congressional Hearing: The Search for Life: Utilizing Science to Explore our Solar System and Make New Discoveries
Subcommittee on Space
Senate Committee on Commerce, Space, and Technology

1 August (Wednesday)
2:30 pm
253 Russell Senate Office Building

Details and webcast


Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee (MPSAC)
NSF Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

14 − 15 August (Tuesday−Wednesday)
NSF Headquarters
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA

Details and agenda


Space Policy and History Forum: The Space Force in Historical Context
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute

23 August (Thursday)
4:00 pm − 5:30 pm
Science and Technology Policy Institute
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500

Details and registration


It's Not Just Rocket Science: Careers in Space Policy
Secure World Foundation and Young Professionals in Science Policy

23 August (Thursday)
6:00 pm − 8:00 pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW

Details and registration


Science Committee
NASA Advisory Council (NAC)

27 − 28 August (Monday − Tuesday)
NASA Ames Research Center

Details and agenda


Ad Hoc STEM Education Task Force
NASA Advisory Council (NAC)

28 August (Tuesday), Virtual Only

Details and agenda

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