30 April 2021

May 2021 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).

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

May 2021 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus Meeting #16

5 May (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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CompTIA May Advancing Women In Technology Interest Group Coffee Networking

5 May (Wednesday)
12:00–1:00 pm
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National Science Foundation: Advancing Research for the Future of US Innovation Part II

6 May (Thursday)
11:00 am
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Committee on Planetary Protection - Meeting No. 4 on Mars Mission Bioburden Requirements

6 May (Thursday)
12:00–4:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon Meeting 16

7 May (Friday)
12:00–6:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Giant Planet Systems - Meeting 9

10 May (Monday)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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A Foundation for DOE: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

11 May (Tuesday)
1:00–2:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Small Solar System Bodies Meeting Eleven

12 May (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: State of the Profession Writing Group Meeting 8

13 May (Thursday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Committee on Planetary Protection - Meeting No. 5 on Mars Mission Bioburden Requirements

17 May (Monday)
1:30–5:30 pm
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National Science Board Meeting

18-19 May (Tuesday-Wednesday)
8:00 am – 2:30 pm
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus Meeting #17

19 May (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon Meeting 17

21 May (Friday)
12:00–6:00 pm
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Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board Joint Meeting Spring 2021

24-27 May (Monday-Thursday)
All Day
Keck Center
500 5th St NW
Washington DC 20001
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: State of the Profession Writing Group Meeting 9

25 May (Tuesday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Dragonfly: In Situ Exploration of Saturn's Moon Titan, an Organic Ocean World

26 May (Wednesday)
8:00–9:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 Meeting 14

26-27 May (Wednesday-Thursday)
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
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