ISS Exp 50 Upgrades Continue Multinational Effort to Maintain Human Presence in Space
Mar 27 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: 2017 LPSC Recap; 12:30.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Mercury (W), Venus (W), Mars (W), Jupiter (E); Morning Planets: Saturn (S).
Algeria Hosts 4th ACAA, Looks Toward Future Aurès Observatory
| Mar 27 — SETI Institute, Mountain View CA: Lecture: Latest Exoplanet Results from NASA’s Kepler/K2 Mission; Ian Crossfield from UC Santa Cruz, 12:00.
Mar 27 — Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center, NASA, Titusville FL: Vector Space Systems Vector-R launch vehicle to be displayed prior to its installation at NASA Now exhibit.
Mar 27-29 — Abbes Leghrour University, Algeria Research Center in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG), Khenchela, Algeria: The 4th Algerian Conference on Astronomy and Astrophysics (ACAA 2017).
Mar 27 – Apr 7 — United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Vienna, Austria: 56th Session Legal Subcommittee – Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space 2017.
Mar 27 — Moon: New Moon, 16:57.
Mar 27 — Aten Asteroid 2010 EG21: Near-Earth Flyby (0.074 AU).
Mar 1-31 — Guerilla Science, Online / UK, USA: Kickstarter Campaign: Intergalactic Travel Bureau: Space Vacations For All VR; free STEM outreach tool that will help educators & space enthusiasts spread the magic of a journey to space.
Mar 26-31 — Aspen Center for Physics, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), Aspen CO: Conference: Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanets.
Mar 28 — 30th Observation of National Space Society Founding, Washington DC: Events taking place to celebrate the 30th anniversary of NSS, international nonprofit educational and scientific organization specializing in space advocacy.
Mar 28 — University College London, UCL IEEE Student Society, IEEE UK, British Interplanetary Society, London, United Kingdom: Seminars: Terrestrial and Planetary Radioglaciology.
Mar 28-29 — The National Academies, Washington DC: Committee on Earth Sciences and Applications from Space Meeting.
Mar 28-30 — The National Academies, Washington DC: Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science Meeting.
Mar 28-30 — ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: Workshop on Simulation for European Space Programmes (SESP).
Mar 28 — Apollo Asteroid 215588 (2003 HF2): Near-Earth Flyby (0.043 AU).
Mar 28 — Apollo Asteroid 2006 HW50: Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU).
Mar 28 — Apollo Asteroid 2016 TB18: Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU).
Mar 29 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / SES 10, LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center FL: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set to launch SES 10 communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg.
Mar 29 — Cassini, Saturn Orbit: Flyby of Enceladus scheduled at 93,000-km altitude, Mimas at 121,000 km.
Mar 29 — AIAA San Francisco Section, Planet, San Francisco CA: Young Professionals: Happy Hour at Planet; a tour of company Planet followed by happy hour with the employees.
Mar 29-31 — The National Academies, Washington DC: Space Science Week 2017.
Mar 29-31 — The National Academies, Washington DC: Meeting: Space Radiation Effects Testing Infrastructure for the U.S. Space Program; at Keck Center.
Mar 30-31 — ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: 2017 Mechanisms Final Presentation Days.
Mar 30 – Apr 1 — Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, Huntsville AL: 2017 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge; at U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
Mar 30 – Apr 4 — Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Barbara Jordan/Mickey Leland School of Public Policy at Texas Southern University, New Orleans LA: 4th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Climate Change Conference: Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Experience.
Mar 30 — Moon: At perigee (363,855 km), 02:39; 5.5° S of Mars, 03:03.
Mar 31 — Challenger Center, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Sacramento CA: Return to the Moon; simulated space mission supporting astronauts from Mission Control and hands-on science experiments, robotics, space probe development.
Mar 31 — Caltech, Pasadena CA: Lecture: Why Do Stars Shine? by Robyn Sanderson, NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, 20:00.
Mar 31 — Space Center Houston, Houston TX: Lunch with an Astronaut, Mike McCulley, adult US$69.95.
Mar 31 — Moon: 0.3° N of Mars, 22:50.
NET Apr — CNSA, Launch Long March 7 (Y2) / Tianzhou-1, Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, Hainan Island, China (19° N): Tianzhou-1 cargo ship to launch to Tiangong-2 space lab for 305-day mission to test technologies related to cargo transport system, propellant re-supply, rapid rendezvous, docking and other experiments; will be second Long March 7 launch.
Apr 1 — Deep Space, Kuiper Belt Trajectory: New Horizons craft now 20 months from closet encounter, at 12,500 km, of Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, operations and data collection for 1-year approach to begin in 8 months.
Apr 1 — ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, Mars Orbit: ESA craft to perform aerobraking burn today helping to bring craft low point of orbit to 113 km from 200 km.
Apr 1 — Griffith Observatory, Planetary Society, Los Angeles CA: Griffith Observatory Monthly Star Party; 14:00-22:00.
Apr 1 — Mercury: At greatest elongation 19.0° E, 00:00.
Apr 2 — ISS, U.S. EVA 41, LEO: Astronauts Kimbrough and Whitson to perform 6.5-hour spacewalk for Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) Outfitting and Multiplexer/De-Multiplexer (MDM) work.
Apr 2-6 — American Chemical Society, San Francisco CA: 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition.
Apr 2 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 FV: Near-Earth Flyby (0.023 AU).