30 March 2021

April 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Kelsie Krafton

Kelsie Krafton US Department of Energy

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).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events are going virtual as organizations adapt to the new normal. We hope you take advantage of the increased accessibility of virtual events. 

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.

US Capitol in Winter
Photo courtesy Architect of the Capitol

April 2021 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 State of the Profession Writing Group Meeting 5

1 April (Thursday)
1:15–5:00 pm
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Committee on Planetary Protection - Meeting No. 2 on Mars Mission Bioburden Requirements

5 April (Monday)
1:30–5:30 pm
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AIAA SOSTC Improving Space Operations Workshop 2021

6-8 April (Tuesday-Thursday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus Meeting #14

7 April (Wednesday)
12:00–5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon Meeting 14

9 April (Friday)
12:00–6:00 pm
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Astronomy Hour

10 April (Saturday)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 Meeting 12

14 April (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:50 pm
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Committee on Planetary Protection - Meeting No. 3 on Mars Mission Bioburden Requirements

19 April (Monday)
2:00–6:00 pm
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Will Productivity and Growth Return After the COVID-19 Crisis?

20 April (Tuesday)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Small Solar System Bodies Meeting Ten

21 April (Wednesday)
11:00 am –5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus Meeting #15

21 April (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:50 pm
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Small Satellites 2021 (Virtual Conference)

26-27 April (Monday-Tuesday)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Sampling an Asteroid to Understand the Birth of Our Planet

27 April (Tuesday)
8:00–9:00 pm
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