Space Week 2010 Events Held in California
Educational events will move forward this week in Silicon Valley CA as the USA and the world observe the 41st anniversary of the July 20 Apollo 11 Moon landing. On July 19, the Ames Research Center and NASA Lunar Science Institute will sponsor the ‘2nd Annual Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers Workshop.’ Limited to 30 participants, the conference will offer training on how to successfully communicate scientific research in various settings as well as feature presentations from leading lunar scientists and engineers. On Jul 20-22 the ‘3rd NASA Lunar Science Forum’ will be held at the Ames Conference Center. The event will include over 130 poster sessions as well as plenary sessions covering recent data from the LRO and LCROSS. Presentations will be given by Tony Colaprete (BC) on ‘Water and More: An Overview of LCROSS Impact Results’ and Paul Spudis (BR) on ‘Results for the Poles of the Moon from Mini-SAR, Chandrayaan-1 Mission.’ On July 22-Aug 1, Girl Scouts of Northern California and the Ames Research Center will hold ‘Girl Scout Destination: The Future is Green,’ where young girls will have the opportunity to explore how green technology in astronomy, robotics and the environment can help the Earth. The Space Frontier Foundation will hold its NewSpace 2010 Annual Advocates Meeting on Jul 22 and ‘NewSpace 2010: Ready For Take-Off’ on July 23-25. The event will also feature the ‘NewSpace Awards Gala’ to recognize achievements of rocketeers, futuristic thinkers, and space enthusiasts from around the world. On Jul 22, the International Lunar Observatory Association will hold its 3rd 2010 Board of Directors Meeting to advance its precursor and Polar Moon Missions NET December 2012. (Credit: NASA, ILOA, Space Frontier Foundation, girlscouts.org)
Farnborough International Airshow to Advance Aerospace Business, Education
One of the world’s most iconic global aviation events, the biennial Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), will be held on July 19-25 in Farnborough, UK. The show begins with 5 trade days providing tailor- made and unrivaled opportunities for some 1,300 exhibitors from the private, commercial, civil and military sectors of 40 different countries to meet, negotiate and announce business transactions. FIA organizers expect another record breaking year for business, with transactions possibly eclipsing the US$88.7B worth of orders announced during the 2008 show. During the public days of the airshow, an estimated 150,000 international visitors will have the opportunity to witness over 150 static and flying aircraft displays. Other attractions include the Space Zone, an area dedicated to Futures in Aerospace featuring Roaming Robots, the Bloodhound supersonic car, 29 International Pavilions, the Mars Rover and exhibition halls including the new Space Pavilion. A new program called ‘Inspiring Young Minds towards a Career in Aerospace, Defense and Security’ will launch as part of Futures Day on July 23. Its aim is to get students between the ages of 7 and 21 excited about STEM. (Credit: Farnborough International Air Show)
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= All times for international space / astro events in Hawaii Standard Time unless noted. Add 10 hours to obtain UT (‘Universal Time;’ Greenwich, England).
Weekly Planet Watch – Morning Planets: Jupiter (SE) / Evening Planets: Mercury (W), Venus (W), Mars (W), Saturn (W).
Jul 19 — International Space Station, LEO: E-24 crew members continue science experiments, scheduled maintenance and exercise activities on board the ISS.
Jul 19 — 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 19 — Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Red Planet: Data sets collected from MRO continue to allow NASA and Microsoft to provide viewers with a high-resolution 3-D map of the Red Planet with the Worldwide Telescope software.
Jul 19 — NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Lunar Science Institute, Moffett Field CA: ‘2nd Annual Lunar Scientists and Engineers Workshop.’
Jul 19-23 — NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA: ‘22nd NASA Planetary Science Summer School.’
Jul 19-25 — Farnborough International Air Show 2010, Farnborough, United Kingdom: ‘46th Farnborough International Air Show;’ International Space Pavilion offers 1,100 square meters of exhibit space dedicated to the products, projects, and professionals in the space industry.
Jul 19-27 — Vainu Bappu Observatory, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Kavalur, India: ‘3rd IIA – Penn State Astrostatistics School.’
Jul 19 — Asteroid 2008 NP3: Near-Earth Flyby (0.069 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 18 — International Astronomical Union, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia: ‘IAU Symposium 282: From Interacting Binaries to Exoplanets – Essential Modeling Tools;’ through Jul 22.
Jul 18 — Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Bremen, Germany: ‘38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly;’ through Jul 25.
Jul 20 — 41st Apollo 11 Observation, Nationwide USA / Global: 1st Human mission to land on Moon in 1969; 1st steps by humans on another planetary body taken by Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin.
Jul 20 — International Space University, Strasbourg, France: ‘Gerald Soffen Memorial Panel: The Future of Space Science and Space Exploration,’ Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Lennard Fisk, Ed Stone, Ji Wu.
Jul 20 — 62 Mile Club, Marina Del Ray CA: ‘Meet-up: New Space Trends – Riding the Wave, New Space Defined,’ Rick Tumlinson.
Jul 20-21 — SpaceLand, Sardinia, Italy: Open Aerospace Underwater Training to select members of public for upcoming ‘SpaceLand Lunar Gravity Research and Educational Flight at NASA;’ Send applications by email to SpaceLand@SpaceLand.it
Jul 20-21 — SpaceLand, Italian Space Agency, Italian Air Force, Sardinia, Italy: SpaceLand to prepare Italian Space Agency and Italian Air Force personnel for new weightless flights.
Jul 20-22 — New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn NY: ‘2nd International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS) 2010.’
Jul 20-22 — NASA, Moffett Field CA: ‘3rd NASA Lunar Science Forum 2010.’
Jul 21 — The SETI Institute, Mountain View CA: Colloquium Series Lecture: ‘From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths: A Survey of Exoplanetary Atmospheres,’ Heather Knutson.
Jul 21 — Johnson Space Center, Houston TX: NASA officials to discuss upcoming International Space Station spacewalk set for July 26 at 14:00 CDT.
Jul 21 — Moon: 2.0° NNE of Antares; 10:00.
Jul 22 — Space Frontier Foundation, Silicon Valley CA: ‘NewSpace 2010: Annual Advocates Meeting.’
Jul 22 — WM Keck Observatory, Kamuela HI: ‘2010 Astronomy Lecture Series: Extrasolar Planets and their Stars,’ John Johnson.
Jul 22-23 — NASTAR Center, Philadelphia PA: ‘NASTAR 2-Day Space Training Program.’
Jul 22-23 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA: ‘Moons: The Weirdest Planets in Our Solar System,’ Bonnie Buratti.
Jul 22-Aug 1 — Girl Scouts of Northern California, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field CA: ‘Girl Scout Destination: The Future is Green,’ program to offer girls an opportunity to explore how green technology in astronomy, environment and robotics can help save Earth.
Jul 23-24 — Institute of Meteoritics, Impact Field Studies Group, Santa Fe NM: ‘2-Day Field Trip to Santa Fe Impact Structure and Valles Caldera.’
Jul 23-25 — Space Frontier Foundation, Mountain View CA: ‘NewSpace 2010: Ready for Take-off.’
Jul 23 — Asteroid 2006 KL21: Near-Earth Flyby (0.086 AU).
Jul 24-25 — American Museum of Natural History, The City University of New York, New York NY: ‘2010 New York: Disks, Meteorites, Planetesimals.’
Jul 25-28 — American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nashville TN: ‘8th Annual International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference / 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit.’
Jul 25 — Moon: Full Moon; 15:36.