28 July 2021

August 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

August 2021 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

STEM Education Advisory Panel (Committee) Meeting

2 August (Monday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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National Science Board Meeting

3-4 August (Tuesday-Wednesday)
1:00–6:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Small Solar System Bodies Meeting Fifteen

4 August (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus Meeting #22

4 August (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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SatCom Emerging Trends- Post Reform Era

4-5 August (Wednesday-Thursday)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Mercury and the Moon Meeting 21

6 August (Friday)
12:00–5:00 pm
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Foundation for Assessing the Health and Vitality of the NASA Science Mission Directorate’s Research Communities Meeting #5

12 August (Thursday)
2:00–5:00 pm
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36th Space Symposium

23-26 August (Monday-Thursday)
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Small Solar System Bodies Meeting Sixteen

25 August (Wednesday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032: Panel on Venus Meeting #23

25 August (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 22

27 August (Friday)
12:00–5:00 pm
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Foundation for Assessing the Health and Vitality of the NASA Science Mission Directorate’s Research Communities Meeting #6

27 August (Friday)
1:00–5:00 pm
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