China Ambitious 2018 Moon Focus with Chang’e-4, ILOA Galaxy Forum Hainan – International Human Moon Missions
Feb 12 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Insights into Titan’s Circulation and Hydrologic Cycle from Model-Data Comparisons; Juan Manuel Lora from UCLA.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Venus (WSW), Uranus (SW); Morning Planets: Mars (ESE), Jupiter (ESE), Saturn (SE).
Toronto Advances Satellite and Space Science at SmallSat Symposium and WPSE
| Feb 12-16 — ESA, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: Workshop on Innovative Technologies for Space Optics.
Feb 12-16 — University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland: Workshop: Water During Planet Formation and Evolution.
Feb 12-16 — Keck Institute for Space Studies, Pasadena CA: Workshop: MarsX – Mars Subsurface Exploration.
Feb 12 — Moon: 1.8° N of Pluto, 10:00.
Dec 19, 2017 – Mar 6 — CNSA, Online / Beijing, China: CNSA collecting 20,000 digital messages from public to be stored in Chang’e-4 relay satellite launching May-June to Earth-Moon L2 Lagrange Point to support Moon South Pole missions.
Jan 15 – Feb 16 — International Space University, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia: 2018 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program; intensive, five week, live-in experience designed around an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary educational philosophy.
Jan 16 – Feb 16 — NASA, Online / Chico CA: Kickstarter Campaign: First to the Moon – The Journey of Apollo 8; to create a feature documentary film about Commander Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders and the Apollo 8 mission that brought back ‘Earthrise’ photo.
Feb 3 – Mar 19 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston TX: Campaign 4: Mission 4 – Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA 2017); 45 day analog spaceflight / Moon / Mars mission.
Feb 13-14 — Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand: Science for SKA Colloquium 2018.
Feb 13-15 — Canadian Space Commerce Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 2018 Canadian SmallSat Symposium: SmallSat Responsible Revolution; and Commercial Space 101 workshop.
Feb 13 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 SY16: Near-Earth Flyby (0.053 AU).
Feb 14 — Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Greenbelt MD: Colloquium: The Supernova of the Century – SN 1987A at 31 Years; George Sonneborn of GSFC.
Feb 14-15 — Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin, Corp. Orbital ATK, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Jacobs, Washington DC: 2018 SLS-Orion-EGS Suppliers Conference.
Feb 15 — ISS, U.S. Extra Vehicular Activity #47, 405-km LEO: Expedition 54 members Mark Vande Hei and Norishige Kanai to perform 6.5-hour spacewalk for Space Station Remote Manipulator System Canadarm2 Latching End Effector B Removal and Replacement; live coverage available starts 07:10 EST.
NET Feb 15 — Roscosmos State Corporation, Launch Proton / Blagovest No. 12L, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan: Proton Rocket set to launch Blagovest No. 12L communications satellite.
Feb 15 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: A Magnetic Perspective on Giant Planet Interiors; Hao Cao from Harvard University.
Feb 15 — Hawaii Supreme Court, Honolulu HI: Briefs due for appealing Thirty Meter Telescope building permit; brief answers by UH Hilo and Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources due by Mar 27.
Feb 15-16 — Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand: Computing for SKA Colloquium 2018: Towards Construction.
Feb 15-17 — Secure World Foundation, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India: 4th ORF Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue.
Feb 15-19 — American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS), European Union Horizon 2020 Programme, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX: AAAS Annual Meeting.
Feb 15 — Partial Eclipse of Sun: Visible in southern South America, including many locations in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and in Antarctica; also from some areas of Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; begins 08:56, maximum 10:15, ends 12:47.
Feb 15 — Moon: 1.1° NNW of Mercury, 08:00; New Moon, 11:06.
Feb 15 — Apollo Asteroid 2018 CB1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.024 AU).
Feb 15 — Apollo Asteroid 2018 CC1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.036 AU).
Feb 16 — China Lunar New Year, Zhong Guo / Worldwide: China Lunar New Year 2018 Spring Festival marks the Year of the Dog.
Feb 16 — Moon: 0.53° SSE of Venus, 07:00; 1.6° SSE of Neptune, 18:00.
Feb 16 — Amor Asteroid 2018 CZ: Near-Earth Flyby (0.072 AU).
Feb 16 — Apollo Asteroid 162882 (2001 FD58): Near-Earth Flyby (0.088 AU).
Feb 17 — Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS), LEO: Three satellites in magnetosphere (two in Moon orbit – now called ARTEMIS) begin 12th year in space today; launched 2007.
Feb 17 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / Paz, Vandenberg AFB CA: Falcon 9 to launch Paz satellite for Hisdesat of Madrid, Spain – built by Airbus Defense and Space.
Feb 17 — Space Center Houston, Houston TX: Lunch with an Astronaut, Jerry Ross, adult US$69.95, child $35.95.
Feb 17-18 — University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Women in Planetary Science and Exploration (WPSE) Conference 2018.
Feb 17 — Mercury: At superior conjunction with Sun, 1.384 AU from Earth, 02:00.
Feb 18-19 — JAXA, International Space Exploration Collaboration Group, Tokyo, Japan: Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) meeting focusing on Lunar South Pole and Human Mars exploration; open to public.
Feb 18-20 — UCLA, Los Angeles CA: Dark Matter Advanced Training Institute.
Feb 18 — Apollo Asteroid 2016 CA138: Near-Earth Flyby (0.056 AU).