ASE 30th Planetary Congress Meets in Toulouse
Oct 16 — Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Colloquium: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Galaxy; Annika Peter, 16:00.
Oct 16-18 — Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA, ESA, CSA, Baltimore MD: Meeting: Observing Protoplanetary and Debris Disks with James Webb Space Telescope.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Saturn (SW), Uranus (E), Neptune (SE); Morning Planets: Mars (E), Venus (E).
U.S. Admin Embraces Human Moon Missions in Time for Apollo @50
| Oct 16-20 — Association of Space Explorers, Toulouse, France: 30th Planetary Congress of the ASE: Space is My Future.
Oct 16-20 — Green Bank Observatory, National Science Foundation, Green Bank WV: Transformative Science for the Next Decades with the Green Bank Observatory Big Questions, Large Programs, and New Instruments.
Oct 16-21 — Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, State Research Center on Space Hydrometeorology (Planeta), Roscosmos, Vladivostok, Russia: 8th Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference.
Oct 3-31 — National Geographic, Multiple Locations USA: NASA Astronaut Terry Virts tour from NY to CA for book signing “View from Above” featuring foreword by Buzz Aldrin and 300 photographs.
Oct 15-19 — Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences & Technology (ISNET), Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre (RJGC), Amman, Jordan: ISNET/RJGC Workshop on CubeSat Technologies: Its Design and Development.
Oct 15-20 — American Astronomical Society, Provo UT: Division for Planetary Sciences; at Utah Valley Convention Center.
Oct 15-20 — Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, ESA, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany: 7th International Fermi Symposium.
Oct 17 — INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL), LEO: Detecting some of the most energetic radiation in Space, ESA, NASA, Roscosmos spacecraft begins 16th year of operations in Space; launched 2002; expected to continue operations until early 2020s, run out of fuel and fall to Earth Feb 2029.
Oct 17 — Library of Congress Science, Technology and Business Division, Washington DC: Lecture: The Star That Ate Manhattan Could Guide Humanity Beyond the Solar System; by Zaven Arzoumanian, NASA.
Oct 17-18 — Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Washington DC: FAA COMSTAC Meeting.
Oct 17-19 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Technology Collaboration Center of Houston, Houston TX: EVA Technology Workshop.
Oct 17 — Moon: 1.7° NNE of Mars, 01:00; 1.9° NNE of Venus, 16:00.
Oct 17 — Mercury: 0.93° SSW of Jupiter, 22:00.
Oct 17 — Amor Asteroid 2011 PT: Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU).
Oct 18 — ISS, Expedition 53 U.S. EVA #46, 330-435-km LEO: Commander Randy Bresnik and Joe Acaba to perform third of three 6.5-hour spacewalks to maintain Canadarm2 and replace cameras at two locations on station truss; live coverage available.
Oct 18 — United States Special Operations Command, XPrize, TopCoder, Online: Submission deadline for CubeSat Competition.
Oct 18-19 — National Space Society, Santa Monica CA: Space Settlement Summit 2017; invite-only event focusing on Humans as Multi World Species.
Oct 18-19 — Georgia Tech Center for Space Technology & Research, Georgia Center of Innovation – Aerospace, Atlanta GA: Symposium on Space Innovations 2017; featuring Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Steve Jurczyk, Jim Cantrell, Jane Kinney, more.
Oct 18 — Aten Asteroid 2006 TU7: Near-Earth Flyby (0.048 AU).
Oct 19 — New Worlds, STEAM Space Education, Austin TX: Entries due for Cities in Space Student Competition (Nov 10) at New Worlds 2017 Conference.
Oct 19-20 — World Meteorological Organization, Stockholm University, ESA, European Environmental Agency, Rome, Italy: 4th World Conference on Climate Change.
Oct 19, 20 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech/NASA, Pasadena CA: 2017 von Kármán Lecture Series: Sink or Swim? Using Radar to Protect California’s Water Supply; Cathleen Jones, Signals Analysis Engineer from JPL.
Oct 19 — Moon: 6.5° NNE of Spica, 04:00; New Moon, 09:12; 3.7° NNE of Jupiter, 19:00.
Oct 19 — Uranus: At opposition, 07:00.
Oct 19 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 TG2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.051 AU).
Oct 20 — `Imiloa Astronomy Center, University of Hawai`i – Hilo, Hilo HI: Mauna Kea Skies Talk; this session features John Hamilton from UH Hilo’s Physics and Astronomy Department; 19:00 HST, US$8-10.
Oct 20 — Caltech, Pasadena CA: Stargazing Lecture: Cosmic Fireworks; Mansi Kasliwal, 20:00.
Oct 20 — Moon: 5.0° NNE of Mercury, 01:00.
Oct 20 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 SH14: Near-Earth Flyby (0.036 AU).
Oct 20 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 TO2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.036 AU).
Oct 20 — Amor Asteroid 2017 SY20: Near-Earth Flyby (0.048 AU).
Oct 20 — Aten Asteroid 2014 UR: Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU).
Oct 21 — Langley Research Center, NASA, Hampton VA: NASA Langley Research Center Open House.
Oct 21 – Dec 4 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston TX: Campaign 4: Mission 3 – Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA 2017); 45 day analog spaceflight / Moon / Mars mission.
Oct 21 — Orionids Meteor Shower Peak: The 2nd of 2 showers that occur each year as a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley’s Comet, Orionids appear to radiate from Constellation Orion, are swift (68 km/sec), can be bright & leave persistent trains; can produce between 20-70 meteors per hour.
Oct 22-25 — Geological Society of America, Seattle WA: Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting.
Oct 22 — Moon: 9.3° N of Antares, 22:00.
Oct 22 — Apollo Asteroid 171576 (1999 VP11): Near-Earth Flyby (0.015 AU).
Oct 22 — Apollo Asteroid 2010 VT11: Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU).