8 November 2019

November 2019 Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Kelsie Krafton, American Astronomical Society (AAS)

This is the monthly event roundup for the AAS Policy Blog, in which we share a list of upcoming astronomical science policy events. Examples include congressional hearings, advisory committee meetings, Capitol Hill briefings, policy forums, think tank symposia, networking opportunities, and/or lectures. Most of these events are public and occur here in Washington, DC. Many are also live streamed. I will try to note in the event listing if advance registration for in-person attendance is required (either for security or capacity reasons). 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:

Some events are announced with less than a month’s advance notice, and 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 added to this list.

November 2019 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Space Policy and History Forum

31 October (Thursday)
4:00 pm − 5:30 pm
Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI)
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC

Details and RSVP

NASA Advisory Council

31 October – 1 November (Thursday – Friday)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday 31 October
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Friday 1 November
NASA Kennedy Space Center


Astronomy on Tap DC

4 November (Monday)
Doors Open: 7:30 pm
Show Starts: 8:00 pm
DC9 Club


Astro2020: Panel on Radio, Millimeter and Submillimeter Observations from the Ground

4 − 6 November (Monday − Wednesday)
Open Session: 10:00 am Wednesday 6 November
Keck Center
500 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001


Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Aviation and Space Hearing Building the Space Workforce of the Future: STEM Engagement for a 21st Century Education

5 November (Tuesday)
2:30 pm
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building


Astro2020: Panel on Electromagnetic Observations from Space 2 -Meeting 1

5 − 7 November (Tuesday − Thursday)
Open Session: 9:00 am – 10:10 am Tuesday 5 November
Open Session: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday 6 November
State Plaza Hotel
2117 E Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20037


Data in the Space Age: Building a 21st Century Data Repository

6 November (Wednesday)
12:00 pm − 1:00 pm

Details and RSVP

Engaging Scientists & Engineers In Policy (ESEP) Coalition November Science Policy Happy Hour

7 November (Thursday)
5:30 pm − 7:30 pm
Crown & Crow
1317 14th St. NW
Washington DC 20005


See Mercury Transit the Sun

11 November (Monday)
7:30 am – 1:30 pm
This is a rare celestial event; the next Mercury transit won't be until November 13, 2032.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Museum will be closed when the event begins; go straight to the Observatory dome on the terrace along Independence Avenue near 4th Street SW


NASA Science Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC) Meeting

12 & 15 November (Tuesday & Friday)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Tuesday 12 November
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Friday 15 November


House Science Committee Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Hearing Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 2: Structuring a Moon-Mars Program for Success

13 November (Wednesday)
2:00 pm
2318 Rayburn House Office Building


Georgetown Women in Science and Education: Science Policy & Advocacy Training

13 November (Wednesday)
6:00 pm − 8:00 pm
Herman Meeting Room
Healy Family Student Center, Tondorf Road
Washington DC 20007

Details and Registration

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Leadership Seminar

18 − 22 November (Monday − Friday)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
1200 New York Ave NW
Washington DC

Details and Registration

National Science Board Meeting

19 − 20 November (Tuesday − Wednesday)
8:00 am – 2:30 pm
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314


Astro2020: Panel on Electromagnetic Observations from Space 1 - Meeting 1

19 − 21 November (Tuesday − Thursday)
Open Session: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Tuesday 19 November
Open Session: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Wednesday 20 November
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way
Irvine, CA 92617


Astro2020: Panel on State of the Profession and Societal Impacts: Meeting 1

20 − 22 November (Wednesday − Friday)
Open Session: TBA
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20418


AIAA Policy Breakfast

21 November (Thursday)
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Kimpton George Hotel, Leaders A, B, C. 
15 E Street NW.
Washington, D.C.

Details and Registration

Department of Energy Office of Science Fall HEPAP Meeting 2019

21 – 22 November (Thursday – Friday)
8:45 am – 5:30 pm Thursday 21 November
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday 22 November
Bethesda Doubletree
8120 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814