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July Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 06:30

Welcome to the July 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:

July 2018 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC)
NASA Planetary Science Division

2 July (Monday)
1:00 pm − 5:00 pm
Virtual Only

Agenda and webcast information

Space Cafe
Space Cafe Global

10 July (Tuesday)
7:00 pm − 9:00 pm
Cotton & Reed Distillery
1330 5th St NE

This month’s speaker will be a NASA panel focusing on citizen science.

Details and Facebook event

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

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

Details and future ESEP events

Should We Communicate with Aliens?
Future Tense (a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University)

12 July (Thursday)
6:00 pm − 8:00 pm
ASU in Washington
1800 I Street NW

Join Future Tense for a happy hour conversation about talking to aliens, featuring astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz, astrophysicist Elisa Quintana, and national security writer Shane Harris. The reception and registration will open at 6 p.m., and the conversation will start at 6:30.

Details and registration

National Science Board Meeting

17−18 July (Tuesday−Wednesday)
NSF Headquarters
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA

Details and agenda

Greater Security Through International Space Collaboration
George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute and The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy

19 July (Thursday)
8:00 am − 12:00 pm
The George Washington University City View Room (7th Floor)
1957 E Street NW
Washington, DC

Details and registration

Celebrating NASA's 60th Anniversary with Administrator Jim Bridenstine
Center for Strategic and International Studies

23 July (Monday)
1:00 pm − 2:30 pm
1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Details and Registration

Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC)
NASA Astrophysics Division

23−24 July (Monday−Tuesday)
NASA Headquarters
300 E St SW

Details and agenda

Space Weather Enterprise Forum

25 July (Wednesday)
Member's Room, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress

Details and registration

Exoplanet Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG)
NASA Astrophysics Division

29 July (Sunday)
9:00 am − 6:00 pm
Cambridge, MA

Details and webcast information

Congressional Hearing: James Webb Space Telescope: Program Breach and Its Implications (Panel 1)
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

25 July (Wednesday)
10:00 am
2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Details and webcast

Congressional Hearing: Destination Mars – Putting American Boots on the Surface of the Red Planet
Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

25 July (Wednesday)
2:15 pm
253 Russell Senate Office Building

Details and webcast

Congressional Hearing: James Webb Space Telescope: Program Breach and Its Implications (Panel 2)
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

26 July (Thursday)
9:00 am
2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Details and webcast

Ashlee N. Wilkins
John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
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