68th IAC in Australia Hosting 4,000 Participants, Multitude of Events
Sep 25-27 — German Research Foundation (DFG), Jena, Germany: Conference: Planet Formation and Evolution 2017.
Sep 25-29 — International Astronautical Federation, IAA, IISL, Space Industry Association of Australia, et al, Adelaide, Australia: 68th International Astronautical Congress 2017 (IAC 2017); multidisciplinary congress that covers all space sectors and topics.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Jupiter (WSW), Saturn (SW), Uranus (E), Neptune (SE); Morning Planets: Mercury (E), Mars (E), Venus (E).
Europe Innovating Solar System and Planetary Science, Exploration
| Sep 25-29 — European Geosciences Union, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Life Origins, Sao Miquel, Azores, Portugal: EGU Galileo Conference: Geoscience for Understanding Habitability in the Solar System and Beyond.
Sep 25-29 — ESA, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Leiden, The Netherlands: Workshop: Space Weather – A Multi-Disciplinary Approach.
Sep 25-29 — Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, Narrabri, Australia: CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Radio School 2017; at Australia Telescope Compact Array.
Sep 25 — Moon: 9.5° N of Antares, 15:00.
Sep 25 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 RO16: Near-Earth Flyby (0.011 AU).
Sep 25 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 RW1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.028 AU).
Sep 25 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 RW2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.039 AU).
Sep 25 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 SF2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU).
Sep 24-28 — University of Warsaw, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland: 4th Conference of the Polish Society on Relativity.
Sep 26 — Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park HI: HI-SEAS (Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) Mission V member Brian Ramos to present ‘What It’s Like to Live on Mars’, 19:00.
Sep 26 — Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Colloquium: Craters and Cryovolcanoes \u2013 Comparisons Across the Outer Solar System; Kelsi Singer from SwRI.
Sep 26 — Moon: 3.5° N of Saturn, 15:00; at apogee (distance 404,342 km), 21:00.
Sep 26 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 RB16: Near-Earth Flyby (0.012 AU).
Sep 26 — Apollo Asteroid 5189 (1990 UQ): Near-Earth Flyby (0.061 AU).
Sep 27 — NASA MEPAG, Online: Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group: Small satellites and other low-cost mission options.
Sep 27-28 — National Science Foundation, Alexandria VA: Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) Meeting.
Sep 27-29 — IEEE, University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain: International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT).
Sep 27-29 — LAPAN (Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space), Medan, Indonesia: International Seminar Aerospace and Science Technology 2017.
Sep 27 — Moon: At first quarter, 16:54.
Sep 27 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 RE15: Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU).
Sep 28 — Astrosat, 65-km Near Equatorial LEO: ISRO first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory begins 3rd year in space today.
Sep 28 — United Launch Alliance, Launch Atlas 5 / NROL-52, Cape Canaveral AFS CA: ULA Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-075, to launch a classified spacecraft payload for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
Sep 28 — International Launch Services, Launch Proton / AsiaSat 9, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan: ILS Proton rocket with Breeze M upper stage to deploy AsiaSat 9 communications satellite.
Sep 28 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Cassini’s Grand Finale & Final Plunge; Phil Nicholson, Professor of Astronomy at Cornell, 16:00.
Sep 28 — SETI Institute, SRI, Menlo Park CA: SETI Talks: Cassini: A Look Back and a Fond Farewell; Matt Tiscareno of SETI, at RI International Conference Center.
Sep 28 — USRA, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston TX: Seminar: The Curiously Warped Mean Plane of the Kuiper Belt; Kat Volk from University of Arizona, 15:30.
Sep 28 — Moon: 1.5° N of comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak, 16:00; 2.5° N. of Pluto, 17:00.
Sep 28 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 GM6: Near-Earth Flyby (0.080 AU).
Sep 29 — Arianespace, Launch Ariane 5 / Intelsat 37e & BSAT 4a, Kourou, French Guiana: Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA239, to launch Intelsat 37e and BSAT 4a communications satellites
Sep 29 — Space Center Houston, Houston TX: Lunch with an Astronaut, Leroy Chiao, adult US$69.95.
Sep 29 — Apollo Asteroid 1989 VB: Near-Earth Flyby (0.020 AU).
Sep 30 — The Astronomical League, Global: Fall Astronomy Day 2017; astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, observatories sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops.
Sep 30 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 RP15: Near-Earth Flyby (0.038 AU).
Sep 30 — Aten Asteroid 2015 SO2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.066 AU).
NET Oct — Boeing Company, TBD: Boeing CST-100 Starliner to undergo pad abort test this month.
Oct 1 — Deep Space: New Horizons heading toward Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 for 1 Jan 2019 encounter, new software to be uploaded this month, science team already planning for KBOs after MU69; flyby data of Pluto makes IAU naming of surface features possible.
Oct 1-5 — International MoonBase Alliance LLC, Kamuela HI: International MoonBase Summit; featuring Henk Rogers, Jim Crisafulli, Bruce Pittman, Rob Kelso, John Hamilton, Dan Rasky.
Oct 1 — Moon: 1.6° SSE of comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, 03:00.
Oct 1 — Aten Asteroid 2004 QA22: Near-Earth Flyby (0.065 AU).
Oct 1 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 XE: Near-Earth Flyby (0.083 AU).