ISS Crew Ready for Great American Eclipse and Dragon CRS-12 Experiments
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Australia Advancing Trajectory for Astronautics and Astrophysics
| Aug 21 — Total Solar Eclipse: Dubbed the “Great American Eclipse” it will be the first total eclipse visible only in USA since 1776, totality will last 2 minutes 40.2 seconds; hitting West Coast 08:46 Pacific time and traveling across USA to East Coast / South Carolina 14:45; next total solar eclipse across continental U.S. will be 2024 Great North American Eclipse.
Aug 21 — Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, NASA, Wallops Island VA: Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Event; 12:00-16:00, 81.5% partial eclipse visible from this site.
Aug 21 — Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO: Space Resources Fundamentals course begins today, followed by Spring 2018 Space Systems Engineering course, with graduate program in Spaces Resources full program implementation in Fall 2018.
Aug 21 — PBS Broadcasting, WGBH Boston, Broadcast / Boston MA: Nova: Eclipse Over America to premier 21:00 EDT.
Aug 21-24 — The Australian National University, CAASTRO – ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics Canberra, Australia: Conference: From Black Hole to Environment – Galaxy Evolution Across Multiple Wavelengths.
Aug 21-25 — American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division, Portland OR: 48th Meeting of the AAS Solar Physics Division.
Aug 21 — Moon: New Moon, 08:30; 5.9° NNE of Mercury, 23:00.
Jun 26 – Aug 25 — International Space University, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland: ISU 30th Space Studies Program (SSP 2017).
Aug 5 – Sep 18 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston TX: Campaign 4: Mission 2 – Human Exploration Research Analog; 45 day analog spaceflight / Moon / Mars mission.
Aug 19-26 — Union of Radio Science, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: 32nd URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium.
Aug 20-24 — Boise State University, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Mississippi State University, et al, Boise ID: Conference: Exoclipse 2017 – Exploring New Worlds In the Shade.
Aug 20-24 — American Astronomical Society, Washington DC: Conference: Molecules in Space – Linking the Interstellar Medium to (Exo)planets.
Aug 22 — ISS, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, LEO and Longueuil, Quebec, Canada: 2017 Astronaut Class Joshua Kutryk and Jenni Sidey talk to Expedition 52 crew, and news conference to follow; live coverage available, 12:45 EDT.
Aug 22 — Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson AZ: LPL Colloquium: Gravity Science at Jupiter: Initial Results from Juno (Plus a Teaser from Cassini); by Dr. William Hubbard, 15:45.
Aug 22, 24, 25 — Great Hall – Brisbane, State Theatre – Sydney, Palais Theatre – Melbourne, Multiple Locations, Australia: Canada Astronaut Chris Hadfield to tour Australia, advocating for Australia space development.
Aug 22-24 — Applied Technology Institute, Littleton CO: Space Mission Structures; taught by Tom Sarafin,President and Chief Engineer of Instar Engineering and Consulting Inc.
Aug 22 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 PX24: Near-Earth Flyby (0.096 AU).
Aug 23-25 — International Academy of Astronautics, Mongolian Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, MonMap Engineering Services, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: 1st IAA North East Asia Symposium on Small Satellites- Serving the Needs for the Benefits of the Region.
Aug 23-25 — United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland: UN/WHO/Switzerland Conference on Strengthening Space Cooperation for Global Health.
Aug 24 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / Formosat 5, Vandenberg AFB CA: Falcon 9 rocket to launch Formosat 5 Earth observation satellite for Taiwan National Space Organization; Falcon 9 first stage to attempt landing on a platform in Pacific Ocean.
Aug 24, 25 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA/Caltech, Pasadena CA: 2017 von Kármán Lecture Series: 40 Years in Space – Voyager’s Remarkable Journey Continues; Alan Cummings of Caltech.
Aug 24-27 — Bradley University, Caterpillar, Bechtel, Brick & Mortar Ventures, Edwards IL: NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.
Aug 24-27 — Explore Mars Inc., Waterville Opera House, Waterville ME: One Way Trip to Mars Rock Opera; written by Peter Alexander and Johannah Harkness, directed by Dennis St. Pierre.
Aug 24 — Moon: 0.62° NNE of comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, 09:00.
Aug 24 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 PE: Near-Earth Flyby (0.050 AU).
Aug 25 — Spitzer Space Telescope, 1-AU Earth Trailing Orbit: In warm mission phase, spacecraft begins 15 years in space today, launched 2003.
Aug 25 — Voyager 1, Interstellar Space: NASA spacecraft begins 6th year in interstellar space, data indicates it became first human-made object to enter interstellar space Aug 25, 2012; launched Sep 5, 1977.
Aug 25-26 — Orbital ATK, Launch Minotaur 4 / ORS 5, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: Orbital ATK Minotaur 4 rocket to launch ORS 5 mission for U.S. military Operationally Responsive Space program; launch window 23:15 – 03:15.
Aug 25 — Lunar and Planetary Institute, Online: Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award Proposals Due; US$2,500 award winner announced at annual GSA conference, Oct 22-25.
Aug 25-27 — International Space Elevator Consortium, Seattle WA: ISEC Space Elevator Conference 2017; featuring 3-day technical program, Robo Climb 2017 – A Youth Robotics Competition, 1-day Family Science Fest; at Museum of Flight.
Aug 25 — Moon: 3.3° NNE of Jupiter, 0:500; 6.6° NNE of Spica, 11:00.
Aug 25 — Apollo Asteroid 2005 QQ87: Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU).
Aug 26 — Cassini, Saturn Orbit: Flyby of Titan scheduled at 736,000-km altitude.
Aug 26 — Saturn: 12.6° ENE of Antares, 00:00.
Aug 26 — Mercury: Inferior conjunction with Sun, 0.625 AU from Earth and 4.22° S of Sun.
Aug 27 – Sep 1 — International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, International Association for the Physical Sciences of Oceans, Cape Town, South Africa: Conference: Good Hope for Earth Sciences.
Aug 27 – Sep 17 — Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen CO: Workshop: Vorticity in the Universe – From Superfluids to Weather and Climate, to the Universe; Workshop: Developing New Tools for Dark Matter Searches.