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March Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 06:45

Welcome to the March 2019 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:


March 2019 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.


Congressional Hearing: Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Science and Technology
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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

Details and webcast


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

7 March (Thursday)
5:30 pm − 7:30 pm

Details and information on other ESEP events and happy hours in other cities


Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
A National Academies Symposium

11 March (Monday)
9:00 am − 4:00 pm
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue NW

Participants must register by 7 March.
Details and registration


Congressional Hearing: "America in Space: Future Visions, Current Issues"
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

13 March (Wednesday)
10:00 am
2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Details and webcast


Congressional Hearing: "The New Space Race: Ensuring U.S. Global Leadership on the Final Frontier"
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

13 March (Wednesday)
10:00 am
G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Details and webcast


Congressional Briefing: "A Day without Space"
Space Foundation and the CompTIA Space Enterprise Council

13 March (Wednesday)
12:30 pm − 1:30 pm
2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Details and registration


STEM Workforce Diversity: Where do we go from here?
New Voices In Sciences, Engineering And Medicine
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

21 March (Thursday)
2:00 pm − 4:00 pm
National Academy of Sciences, Room 120
2101 Constitution Ave NW

Details and registration


Cosmic Collisions, Gravitational Waves, and the Promise of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics
Vicky Kalogera
NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series

25 March (Monday)
2:00 pm − 3:00 pm
NSF Headquarters
Alexandria, VA

Details and registration


Congressional Hearing: "National Science Foundation’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2020"
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
House Appropriations Committee

26 March (Tuesday)
9:30 am
H-309 The Capitol

Details and webcast


Space Science Week
Space Studies Board
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

26 − 28 March (Tuesday − Thursday)
National Academies Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC

The space science committees of the Space Studies Board, including:

will be meeting concurrently and for a joint plenary session.

Full event details, registration, and remote access


Congressional Hearing: "NASA’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2020"
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
House Appropriations Committee

27 March (Wednesday)
2:30 pm
2358-C Rayburn House Office Building

Details and webcast


Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC)
NASA, NSF, and DOE

28 March (Thursday)
12:00 pm − 3:00 pm
Telecon

Details, agenda, and remote access


Apollo Legacy
Exploring Space Lecture Series, Delivered by Farouk El-Baz
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

28 March (Thursday)
8:00 pm
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Details and registration

Ashlee N. Wilkins
John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
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