China Space Day 2017 Celebrates Tiangong-2, Tianzhou-1, CE-5, 2020 Mars Rover
Apr 24 — Hubble Space Telescope, LEO: Spacecraft with 2.4 meter diameter main telescope begins 28th year in space today, launched Apr 24, 1990; expected to continue operations until at least 2022.
Apr 24 — People’s Republic of China, Nationwide: National Day of Space Flight 2017; commemorating the launch of China’s first satellite, Dongfanghong-1 on April 24, 1970.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Mars (W), Jupiter (SE); Morning Planets: Venus (E), Saturn (S).
Lunarcubes Meeting, CubeSat Developers’ Workshop and Space 2.0 Conference in California
| Apr 24 — CNSA, Online / Beijing, China: China to announce name & logo for 2020 Mars mission, will be China 1st Mars mission; will include orbiter, lander, rover & study topography, soil, environment, atmosphere, water ice, internal structure & search for signs of life.
Apr 24 — Canadian Space Agency, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains to reveal identity of top Astronaut candidates; livestream 10:00 EDT, with CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen.
Apr 24-27 — Applied Technology Institute, Littleton CO: Space Mission Structures; taught by Tom Sarafin and Poti Doukas.
Apr 24-28 — International Academy of Astronautics, DLR, Berlin, Germany: 11th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation.
Apr 24-28 — Arizona State University, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Mesa AZ: Astrobiology Science Conference 2017 (AbSciCon 2017).
Apr 24-28 — Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation, German Physical Society, Bad Honnef, Germany: Seminar: Do Black Holes Exist? – The Physics and Philosophy of Black Holes.
Oct 15, 2016 – Sep 4 — Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA: Lunar Attraction Exhibit; featuring 60 Apollo memorabilia, paintings, sculptures, photographs, books, movies, jewelry that illustrate our profound connection to Moon.
Apr 13 – May 16 — NASA, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Deep River, Ontario, Canada: Eyes on the Universe; interactive exhibit in Deep River Town Hall.
Apr 23-28 — EGU, Vienna, Austria: European Geosciences Union: General Assembly 2017.
Apr 25 — DigitalGlobe, UrtheCast, Latham & Watkins, Milpitas CA: Earth Pixels.
Apr 25 — Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore MD: JWST Community Lecture Series – The JWST Calibration Pipeline; H. Bushouse.
Apr 25 — The Space Show, Online / Tiburon CA: Dr. David Livingston talks with space historian and author Bob Zimmerman.
Apr 25-26 — Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Washington DC: FAA COMSTAC Meeting.
Apr 25-26 — National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Long Baseline Observatory, Morelia, Mexico: NRAO/LBO Community Day @ UNAM-Morelia.
Apr 26 — Cassini, Saturn Orbit: Flyby of Atlas scheduled at 74,000-km altitude, Daphnis at 83,000-km, Janus at 99,000-km, Epimetheus at 104,000-km.
Apr 26 — Air & Space Academy, University of Rome, Rome, Italy: Tethers in Space The fascinating technology of the first Italian manned mission 25 years ago; featuring ESA Astronaut Franco Malerba.
Apr 26 — American Museum of Natural History, New York NY: The Spring Lunch: Science, Society, and our Environment – Resilience to Climate Change; 12:00-14:00.
Apr 26-27 — Infocast, DigitalGlobe, UrtheCast, Latham & Watkins, Milpitas CA: Space 2.0; at Crowne Plaza San Jose – Silicon Valley.
Apr 26-27 — SMi Group, Exo Analytic, Finger Lakes Instrumentation, London, United Kingdom: 12th Annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference.
Apr 26 — Moon: New Moon, 02:16.
Apr 27 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Too Many Planets? Exoplanets in the Era of TESS, JWST, and Beyond; Joshua Pepper from Lehigh University, 105 Space Sciences Bldg. at 16:00.
Apr 27 — The National Academies, Washington DC / Online: Web Conference: Review of NASA’s Evidence Reports on Human Health Risks; 12:30.
Apr 27 — Kennedy Space Center, NASA, Conrad Foundation, KSC FL: The 2017 Innovation Summit / Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge Events; innovation and entrepreneurship competition for international students.
Apr 27 — Moon: At perigee (359,325 km), 06:18.
Apr 27 — Amor Asteroid 2017 FS101: Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU).
Apr 28 — International Astronautical Federation, Paris, France: Submission of proposals due for organizers / municipalities / countries interested in hosting International Astronautical Congress in 2020.
Apr 28 — Moon: 0.5° N of Aldebaran, 07:19.
Apr 28 — Aten Asteroid 2016 HF2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.090 AU).
Apr 29 — The Astronomical League, Global: Spring Astronomy Day 2017; astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, observatories sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops.
Apr 29 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 FE157: Near-Earth Flyby (0.048 AU).
Apr 30 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / NROL-76, LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center FL: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch classified spacecraft payload for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
Apr 30 — 50th Observation of 1st Image of Earth taken from Moon Surface, Worldwide: Today marks 50th anniversary (1967) of NASA Surveyor 3 first image of Earth from Moon surface, currently China is only country operating / observing from lunar surface.