Starship Congress Highlights Lunar Buildout Toward Interstellar Realities and Capabilities
Aug 7 — Utah State University, Secure World Foundation, Logan UT: Cubesat Launch and Deployment Best Practices Side Event; 09:00-11:00, in conjunction with 2017 Small Satellite Conference.
Aug 7-9 — Icarus Interstellar, Monterey CA: Starship Congress 3; at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Jupiter (WSW), Saturn (S); Morning Planets: Venus (E), Uranus (SE), Neptune (SE).
Canada 3rd National Research Forum on Aerospace Comes to Vancouver
| Aug 7-9 — Florida Gulf Coast University, Center for Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER), Fort Meyers FL: 2017 National Astronomy Teaching Summit.
Aug 7-11 — SSERVI, NASA, Caltech, Pasadena CA: 2017 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop: Microlensing in the Era of WFIRST.
Aug 7-11 — National Solar Observatory, Boulder CO: National Solar Observatory Workshop #30: High-resolution Solar Physics – Past, Present, Future.
Aug 7 — Moon: Full (Sturgeon Moon), 08:11; partial eclipse of Moon visible from most parts of South and East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia, 08:20; 1.4° SSE of comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, 20:00.
Aug 7 — Apollo Asteroid 1991 VG: Near-Earth Flyby (0.057 AU).
Aug 7 — Amor Asteroid 2017 OE20: Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU).
Aug 7 — Apollo Asteroid 2007 PS9: Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU).
Aug 7 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 OL7: Near-Earth Flyby (0.085 AU).
Aug 7 — Apollo Asteroid 2016 YR: Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU).
Jul 31 – Aug 13 — Space Exploration Project Group of United Nations Program on Space Applications, Mars Society, ESA, ESF, Rzepiennik Biskupi, Poland: Mars Analogue Simulation 2017; six volunteer 2-week Moon / Mars Human exploration simulation.
Aug 5-10 — Utah State University, AIAA, Logan UT: 2017 Small Satellite Conference.
Aug 5-10 — Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Iran Science Elites Federation, Iran National Science Foundation, Tehran, Iran: Tehran Meeting on Cosmology.
Aug 5 – Sep 18 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston TX: Campaign 4: Mission 2 – Human Exploration Research Analog; 45 day analog spaceflight / Moon / Mars mission.
Aug 6-11 — Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore: 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS).
Aug 8-9 — Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: 2017 CARIC National Research Forum.
Aug 8-10 — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Woods Hole MA: Meeting: Review of Planetary Protection Policy Development Processes; at J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center.
Aug 8-10 — American Astronomical Society, Harvard University, Cambridge MA: Conference: From Chandra to Lynx – High-definition Vision Deeper into the Invisible Universe.
Aug 8-10 — European Astrobiology Campus, Erasmus, University of Tartu, University of Stockholm, Tartu, Estonia: The Early History of Planetary Systems and Habitable Planets.
Aug 8-11 — Keck Institute for Space Studies, Caltech, Pasadena CA: Workshop: Unlocking the Climate Record Stored within Mars’ Polar Layered Deposits.
Aug 8 — Apollo Asteroid 2003 OT13: Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU).
Aug 8 — Aten Asteroid 153415 (2001 QP153): Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU).
Aug 9 — NASA HQ, Washington DC: International Space Station Stakeholder Workshop; at Marriott Marquis.
Aug 9-11 — US Geological Survey, Flagstaff AZ: 8th Planetary Crater Consortium Meeting.
Aug 9-13 — World Science Fiction Society, Helsinki, Finland: 75th World Science Fiction Convention – Worldcon 75.
Aug 9 — Moon: 0.82° SSE of Neptune, 13:00.
Aug 10 — Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation, W. M. Keck Observatory, Waimea HI: Cosmic Events Astronomy Talk: Black Holes’ Last Tango in Space: LIGO and the Dawn of Gravitational-wave Astronomy; featuring David Reitze from Caltech. 19:00.
Aug 10 — Amor Asteroid 2017 OF7: Near-Earth Flyby (0.049 AU).
Aug 10 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 XO128: Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU).
Aug 11 — JAXA, Launch H-2A / Michibiki 3, Tanegashima Space Center, Japan: JAXA H-2A rocket, designated H-2A F35, to launch Michibiki 3 navigation spacecraft, the 3rd craft in Quasi-Zenith Satellite System.
Aug 11 — Caltech, Pasadena CA: Stargazing Lecture: The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time; Sean Carroll, 20:00.
Aug 12 — Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, NASA, Assateague Island National Seashore, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Wallops Island VA: Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series; in celebration of Perseid Meteor Shower.
Aug 12 — Space Center Houston, Houston TX: Lunch with an Astronaut, Brian Duffy, adult US$69.95.
Aug 12 — Perseid Meteor Shower Peak: Appearing to radiate from constellation Perseus, shower can produce up to 100 meteors per hour, which are fast, bright and frequently leave persistent trains, 09:00.
Aug 12 — Moon: 4.2° SSE of Uranus, 22:00.
Aug 13 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / CRS 12, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set to launch 14th Dragon spacecraft on 12th operational cargo delivery mission to ISS; will carry Cold Atom Laboratory for study of ultra-cold quantum gases in microgravity; launch 12:57 EDT.
Aug 13-16 — Hong Kong Polytechnic University, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Hong Kong: 2017 International Symposium on Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping.
Aug 13 — Apollo Asteroid 495858 (2003 MJ4): Near-Earth Flyby (0.098 AU).