5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference Convenes in Tokyo
May 15 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / Inmarsat 5 F4, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch Inmarsat 5 F4 communications satellite for Inmarsat of London.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Mars (W), Jupiter (SE); Morning Planets: Venus (E), Saturn (S).
Return to Deep Space Event Features Expert Speakers; NASA Proposes Deep Space Gateway
| May 15 — The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Space Applications For Environment (SAFE), JAXA, Bangkok, Thailand: APRSAF/SAFE-UNESCAP 2017.
May 15-16 — SMi Group, Ciena, Hughes, SES, Eutelsat, Singapore: MilSatCom Asia Pacific Conference: Enhancing MilSatCom Capabilities and Assets in the Asia-Pacific Region.
May 15-17 — Lund University, Lund Observatory, Lund, Sweden: Meeting: Impacts in Planetary Systems.
May 15-18 — Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA, ESA, CSA, Baltimore MD: Meeting: JWST Proposal and Planning Workshop.
May 15-19 — University of Colorado, ESA, NASA, Boulder CO: International Conference on Mars Aeronomy 2017; discussing Mars missions and all aspects of Mars aeronomy, including pertinent observations, analyses, theoretical models and results.
May 15-19 — International Academy of Astronautics, Tokyo, Japan: 2017 IAA Planetary Defense Conference; at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan).
May 15-19 — Green Bank Observatory, National Science Foundation, Green Bank WV: Green Bank Observatory’s Observer training school; an introduction to general radio astronomical techniques as well as onsite training for GBT observers.
May 15 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 JM2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU).
May 15 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 HL1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.054 AU).
Apr 13 – May 16 — NASA, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Deep River, Ontario, Canada: Eyes on the Universe; interactive exhibit in Deep River Town Hall.
May 5 – Jun 19 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston TX: Campaign 4: Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA 2017); 45 day analog spaceflight / Moon / Mars mission.
May 14-20 — Michigan State University, East Lansing MI: 2nd Nuclear Science Summer School (NS3)
May 16 — The Atlantic, Washington DC: Event: On the Launchpad – Return to Deep Space; at Knight Conference Center.
May 16-19 — Dixie State University, St. George UT: 5th International Planetary Dunes Workshop.
May 16 — Apollo Asteroid 2012 EC: Near-Earth Flyby (0.050 AU).
May 17 — Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Daejeon, S Korea: Workshop for graduate and undergraduate students in Korea who are interested in participating in the National CubeSat Contest.
May 17-18 — National Science Museum Thailand, JAXA, Pathum Thani, Thailand: Seminar on Space Education for Educators.
May 17 — Mercury: At greatest elongation, 25.8° W, 13:00.
May 18 — Arianespace, Launch Soyuz / SES 15, Kourou, French Guiana: Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS17, to launch SES 15 communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg.
May 18 — Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas TX: 2017 Gala with Jim Lovell, Commander of Apollo 13.
May 18 — Moon: At last quarter, 14:33.
May 19 — Juno, Jupiter Orbit: In 53-day orbital period, 6th close flyby (4,100 km) of Jupiter scheduled today.
May 19 — Kennedy Space Center, KSC FL: 2017 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction; Michael Foale and Ellen Ochoa will officially be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.
May 19 — Eventide Visuals Inc., Gravitas Ventures, Broadcast: Fight for Space; in theaters and on demand, featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Jim Lovell, Story Musgrave, Rick Tumlinson, James Muncy, Marcia Smith, Bill Nye, John Logsdon, Gene Kranz, Jeff Greason.
May 19 — `Imiloa Astronomy Center, University of Hawai`i – Hilo, Hilo HI: Mauna Kea Skies Talk; astronomers from Mauna Kea observatories speak about recent discoveries; this session features Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA); 19:00 HST, US$8-10.
May 19 — Heritage Auctions, Dallas TX: Space Exploration Signature Auction including Apollo Flown and Historic Soviet Items, materials from private collections of several Astronauts.
May 19-20 — Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, Delaware North, KSC FL: 2017 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Gala.
May 20 — Akatsuki, Venus Orbit: JAXA first successful planetary orbiter imaging Venus atmosphere, monitoring weather changes reaches 7 full years in space today.
May 20 — Oregon L5 Society – NSS Chapter, Vancouver WA: Oregon L5 Society monthly meeting; 14:00 at Pearson Air Museum.
May 20-25 — Japan Geoscience Union, American Geophysical Union, Chiba, Japan: Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) / American Geophysical Union (AGU) Joint Meeting; at Makuhari Messe.
May 20 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 JO2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.062 AU).
May 21 — Cassini, Saturn Orbit: Flyby of Atlas scheduled at 88,000-km altitude, Janus at 107,000-km, Aegaeon at 120,000-km.
May 21 — Smithsonian Channel, Broadcast: America’s Secret Space Heroes; featuring men and women who took America to the Moon and beyond, 21:00.