Bremen, Germany to Host 38th COSPAR Assembly 2010
The biggest interdisciplinary scientific convention on space research, the 38th COSPAR Assembly 2010, will be held on 18-25 July in Bremen Germany. At the convention, more than 2,500 representatives from science, government, industry and academia will come together to share the latest discoveries and developments in space research and technology. Topics to be covered at the conference include climate studies, the Earth-Moon system, Solar System research and astrophysics from space. Some of the notable interdisciplinary lectures include Athena Coustenis’s (R) presentation of the exploration of Titan and the Saturnian system as well as Carle Pieters’s (L) discussion of recent Lunar data. The assembly includes a space exhibition expected to attract attendees from over 50 countries. The general public will have access to the space exhibition and selected talks on Tuesday, July 20, “Public Day.” Conference goers will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of technical visits to sites of Bremen’s space industry and research, as well as space-themed concerts and guided tours to local sites of interest. (Credit: COSPAR, brown.edu, raa.org, NASA, ISRO)
USA Lunar Educational Events at NASA
NASA will continue to forge ahead with educational pursuits aimed to convince students and educators about the importance of Luna exploration. On July 12-16, Goddard Space Flight Center will host ‘Lunar Institute for Educators in Grades 6-12,’ in Greenbelt MD. Several hundred educators nationwide will have the opportunity to explore real data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission to incorporate into classrooms. In just a year’s time, the information returned from LRO / LCROSS as well ISRO Chandrayaan-1, JAXA Kaguya and CNSA Chang’e-1 has reshaped our perspective of the Moon. From the recent findings of water to the compilation of several comprehensive maps, students now have the resources to gain a better understanding of lunar science than any generation before. The 1st Lunar Graduate Conference will be held at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View CA on Jul 18. Sponsored by NASA and the University of Colorado at Boulder, the international conference provides a venue for grad students to present research to their peers. Three key areas of focus include the Moon’s nature and history, effects of the lunar environment on terrestrial life and equipment and using the Moon as a future platform for performing scientific investigations. Pictured: Co-organizers for LunGradCon 2010 University of Colorado Boulder students Andrew Poppe (BR) and Adrienne Dove (BC). (Credit: NASA, ISRO, CNSA)
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Weekly Planet Watch – Morning Planets: Jupiter (SE) / Evening Planets: Mercury (W), Venus (W), Mars (W), Saturn (W).
Jul 12 — International Space Station, LEO: E-24 crew members focus attention on maintenance and science activities as well as diagnosing transmitting problems of the Russian rendezvous system, TORU.
Jul 12 — NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Lunar Orbit: LRO operating nominally in low polar orbit (50km) and continues to return global data of lunar surface.
Jul 12 — Mars Rover Opportunity, Red Planet: Opportunity continues to make good progress on way to Endeavour Crater completing over 70m of driving.
NET Jul 12 — Indian Space Research Organization, Launch PSLV / Cartosat 2B, Sriharikota, India: ISRO Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle set to launch Cartosat 2B remote sensing satellite and secondary payloads.
Jul 12 — International Space University, Strasbourg, France: ‘International Astronaut Panel,’ featuring Reinhold Ewald, Jean-Jacques Favier, Jeff Hoffman, Chiaki Mukai & Bob Thirsk.
Jul 12-15 — Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Surrey, United Kingdom: ‘The Infrared / X-ray Connection in Galaxy Evolution.’
Jul 12-16 — NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD: ‘Lunar Institute for Educators,’ Educators for grades 6-12 to learn how much our understanding of the Moon has changed since NASA launched LRO / LCROSS.
Jul 12-16 — Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Berlin, Germany: ‘Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics.’
Jul 12 — Moon: 3.9° SSW of Mercury, 13:00; 3.6° SSW of Beehive Cluster, 14:00.
Jul 12 — Asteroid 2009 BD: Near-Earth Flyby (0.027 AU).
Jul 12 — Asteroid 37582 Faraday: Closest Approach to Earth (1.082 AU).
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Jan 30 — Museum of Science and Industry, Confucius Institute / University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom: ‘Exhibition: From Gunpowder to Space Rockets – The China Space Program,’ includes models of ancient rockets, recent satellites, rockets, space ships and a lunar rover; through Aug 7.
Jun 26 — International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France and Stuttgart, Germany: ‘ISU Summer Session Program;’ through Aug 27.
Jul 3 — Moscow Aerospace Institute, Moscow, Russia: ‘International Aerospace School: From Russia, With Space;’ through Jul 16.
Jul 4 — Betchart Expeditions Inc, Planetary Society, Papeete, Tahiti: ‘Tahiti Total Solar Eclipse 2010;’ Jul 12.
Jul 5 — LAMOST Summer School, Chinese Academy of Sciences, et al, Beijing, China: ‘Summer School and Workshop on Galactic Studies with the LAMOST Surveys: Chemistry, Dynamics and Structure of the Milky Way;’ through Jul 16.
Jul 5 — International Summer Institute For Modeling in Astrophysics, Santa Cruz CA: ‘ISIMA 2010: Transport Processes in Astrophysics;’ Course to address topical problems such as radiative transfer, transport of chemical species, momentum, magnetic fields and energy induced by waves or by hydrodynamical and magnetohydrodynamical turbulence; through Aug 13.
Jul 11 — American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Barcelona, Spain: ‘40th International Conference on Environmental Systems;’ through Jul 15.
Jul 11 — Institute of Engineering and Technology, EADS Astrium, Surrey, United Kingdom: ‘25th Satellite Communications Systems: IET Residential Training Course;’ through Jul 16.
Jul 11 — IEEE, United States National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science, et al, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ‘2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation’ & ‘CNC / USNC / URSI Radio Science Meeting;’ through Jul 17.
Jul 13 — NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX: News conference for next Expedition 25 crew members Scott Kelly, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka at 01:00 CDT.
Jul 13-14 — NASA Office of the Chief Technologist, Adelphi MD: ‘Space Technology Program Forum.’
Jul 13-15 — The National Academies, Washington DC: ‘Planetary Decadal Survey Meeting: Steering Group.’
Jul 13 — Mercury: .45° NNE of Center of Beehive Cluster; 08:00.
Jul 13 — Moon: At Perigee (Distance 56.62 Earth-Radii); 01:00.
Jul 13 — Asteroid 2010 MG1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU).
Jul 14 — The SETI Institute, Mountain View CA: Colloquium Series Lecture: ‘Understanding the Star Formation Rate,’ Mark Krumholz.
Jul 14 — Intech Science Center, Manchester, United Kingdom: ‘Lecture: Space for the Rest of Us.’
Jul 14-15 — NASA Advisory Council, Washington DC: ‘NAC Science Committee Meeting.’
Jul 14-16 — University of Göttingen, Gottingen, Germany: ‘Dusty Visions 2010,’ workshop on Dust Spectroscopy and Dust Astronomy.
Jul 14 — Moon: 4.4° SSW of Regulus, 03:00; 5.5° SSW of Venus, 12:00.
Jul 15 — The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston TX: ‘Direct Measurements of Solar Activity in the Past 35,000 Years,’ Devendra Lal.
Jul 15 — NASA Advisory Council, Washington DC: NAC Committee Meetings for Audit and Finance Exploration, Human Capital and Space Operations.
Jul 15-17 — GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt, Germany: ‘9th International Microbeam Workshop.’
Jul 15 — Moon: 5.6° SSW of Mars, 14:00.
Jul 15 — Asteroid 5430 Luu: Near-Earth Flyby (0.966 AU).
Jul 16 — 62 Mile Club, Frontier Associates Inc., Los Angeles CA: ‘Aerospace and Defense Forum,’ Ed Salem.
Jul 16 — African-American Male Achievers Network Inc, International Science Discovery & Learning Center, Los Angeles CA: ‘Apollo 11 41st Anniversary Celebration.‘
Jul 16 — NASA Advisory Council, Washington DC: ‘NAC Committee Meeting,’ with reports from all NAC Committees.
Jul 16 — Moon: 7.4° SSW of Saturn, 04:00.
Jul 17 — Moon: 3.2° SW of Spica; 20:00.
Jul 18 — Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas TX: ‘Moon Day Celebration.’
Jul 18 — NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Lunar Science Institute, Moffett Field CA: ‘1st LunarGradCon,’ for grad students and early-career postdocs to present their research on lunar science in a friendly environment among their peers; *Held in conjunction with NASA Lunar Science Forum Jul 20-22.
Jul 18-22 — International Astronomical Union, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia: ‘IAU Symposium 282: From Interacting Binaries to Exoplanets – Essential Modeling Tools.’
Jul 18-25 — Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Bremen, Germany: ‘38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly.’
Jul 18 — Cassini OTM-258, Saturn Orbit: Spacecraft conducts Orbital Trim Maneuver #258 today.
Jul 18 — Moon: At 1st Quarter; 00:11.
Jul 18 — Asteroid 2002 BF25: Near-Earth Flyby (0.027 AU).