15 March 2021

March 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

March 2021 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

NASA Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting

1-2 March (Monday-Tuesday)
10:25 am – 6:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 Meeting 10

3 March (Wednesday)
11:45 am – 2:05 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 State of the Profession Writing Group Meeting 3

4 March (Thursday)
11:45 am – 2:05 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Ocean Worlds and Dwarf Planets Meeting 19

5 March (Friday)
1:30–2:30 pm
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Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the Leadership of Competed Space Missions Meeting #2

9 March (Tuesday)
4:30–5:30 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus Meeting #12

10 March (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Small Solar System Bodies Meeting Eight

10 March (Wednesday)
10:45 am – 1:00 pm
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Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Nomination Hearing for Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce

10 March (Wednesday)
Starts at 10:00 am
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon Meeting 12

12 March (Friday)
11:45 am – 3:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Ocean Worlds and Dwarf Planets Meeting 19

12 March (Friday)
1:00–2:30 pm
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12 March (Friday)
2:00–4:00 pm
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Engaging Scientists & Engineers in Policy (ESEP) March Happy Hour

15 March (Monday)
7–8:30 pm
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NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) Virtual Meeting

15-17 March (Monday-Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Hearing “Recent Federal Actions to Expand Broadband: Are We Making Progress?”

17 March (Wednesday)
Starts at 10:00 am
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House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing “Brain Drain: Rebuilding the Federal Scientific Workforce”

17 March (Wednesday)
Starts at 10:00 am
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 State of the Profession Writing Group Meeting 4

18 March (Thursday)
10:45 am – 12:30 pm
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Mars 2020 and the Importance of Planetary Protection

23 March (Wednesday)
Starts at 8:00 pm
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SPACETIDE 2021 Spring: Annual Conference

23-24 March (Tuesday-Wednesday)
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Space Science Week 2021

23-25 March (Tuesday-Thursday)
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
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Committee on Solar and Space Physics (Space Science Week Spring Meeting 2021)

24-25 March (Wednesday-Thursday)
11:30 am – 5:45 pm
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Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences (Space Science Week Spring Meeting 2021)

23-24 March (Tuesday-Wednesday)
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Committee on Planetary Protection (Space Science Week Spring Meeting 2021)

24-25 March (Wednesday-Thursday)
11:00 am – 2:45 pm
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Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Space Science Week Spring Meeting 2021)

23-25 March (Tuesday-Thursday)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus Meeting #13

24 March (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Giant Planet Systems - Meeting #7

26 March (Friday)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon Meeting 13

26 March (Friday)
12:00–6:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Ocean Worlds and Dwarf Planets Meeting #18

26 March (Friday)
1:00–4:30 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Small Solar System Bodies Meeting Nine

31 March (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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