China Set to Host GLEX 2017 in Beijing, Launch Tianzhou-1 and CE-5 from Hainan
= All times
for terrestrial events in local time unless noted.
= All times for international terrestrial events in local time unless noted.
= All times for space events, and…
= 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 – Evening Planets: Venus (W), Mars (W), Jupiter (S), Uranus (SW); Morning Planets: Saturn (SE).
NASA Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop Focuses Long-Range, Solar System Complete
| Feb 27 — Silicon Valley Space Center, Santa Clara CA: SVSC TechTalk: SSI and the High Frontier; Space Studies Institute President Gary Hudson.
Feb 27 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Activated Asteroids, Missing Family Members, and Pieces of Planets; Seth Jacobson – Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bayreuth / Côte d’Azur Observatory, 12:15.
Feb 27 — Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore MD: 2017 Grand Seminar featuring NASA Goddard Space Flight Center senior astrophysicist / 2006 Nobel Prize winner in Physics John Mather.
Feb 27 – Mar 1 — NASA Planetary Science Division, Washington DC: Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop; leading experts in solar system planetary science & space technologies to identify potential science goals and enabling technologies that can be implemented by the end of 2040s to support next phase of Solar System exploration.
Feb 27 – Mar 2 — Applied Technology Institute, Columbia MD: Space Systems Fundamentals; taught by Dr. Mike Gruntman, Professor of Astronautics at University of Southern California.
Feb 27 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 BM123: Near-Earth Flyby (0.027 AU).
Oct 15, 2016 – Sep 4 — Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA: Lunar Attraction Exhibit; featuring 60 Apollo memorabilia, paintings, sculptures, photographs, books, movies, jewelry that illustrate our profound connection to the Moon.
Feb 20 – Mar 3 — Committee on Space Research, National University of Río Negro, Viedma, Argentina: COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop in High Energy Astrophysics.
Feb 28 — International Astronautical Federation, Online / Paris, France: IAF Newsletter 2017 March Submissions Due.
Feb 28 — Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Lecture: Exoplanet Demographics versus Host Star Mass – Clues to Formation from Direct Imaging; Michael Meyer, Prof. at University of Michigan.
Feb 28 – Mar 2 — INFN of Padova, INAF, University of Padova Physics Department, Padova, Italy: eASTROGRAM Workshop: The Extreme Universe.
Feb 28 – Mar 2 — Applied Technology Institute, Columbia MD: Satellite Communication – Introduction; taught by Mark R. Chartrand.
Feb 28 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 DJ16: Near-Earth Flyby (0.010 AU).
Mar 1 — Deep Space, KBO 2014 MU69 Trajectory: New Horizons set to arrive at first Kuiper Belt Object January 1, 2019 and flyby at 12,500 km or closer; if mission is extended it could explore ~20 more KBOs over its lifetime; New Horizons team asking IAU to change the definition of what a planet is.
Mar 1 — United Launch Alliance, Launch Atlas 5 / NROL-79, Vandenberg AFB CA: ULA Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-068 to launch classified spacecraft payload for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
Mar 1 — Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy: Colloquium: Fundamental Lessons From String Theory.
Mar 1 — Moonbots, International Locations / Online: Registrations due for students to enter Moonbots Challenge; grand prize winner could send video to Moon & meet GLXP winners in person.
Mar 1-4 — International Union of Radio Science, Tirupati, India: 3rd URSI Regional Conference on Radio Science 2017.
Mar 1 — Moon: 4.3° S of Mars, 08:58.
Mar 2 — Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston TX: LPI Seminar Series: The formation and evolution of the inner Solar System; David Patrick O’Brien, Planetary Science Institute, 15:30.
Mar 2 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: CMB Lensing: Fundamental Physics from Maps of the Invisible; Blake Sherwin of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 16:00.
Mar 2 — Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Lecture: Solar Storms, Space Radiation and Their Effects on Earth and Space Travel; Joe Giacalone, Prof. at LPL.
Mar 2 — Moon: At perigee (distance 369,065 km), 21:24.
Mar 2 — Aten Asteroid 2012 DR32: Near-Earth Flyby (0.007 AU).
Mar 2 — Apollo Asteroid 2011 OJ45: Near-Earth Flyby (0.079 AU).
Mar 2 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 BU6: Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU).
Mar 2 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 CQ1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU).
Mar 3 — Caltech, Pasadena CA: Lecture: The Elusive Origins of Hot Jupiters; Konstantin Batygin, Assistant Professor of Planetary Sciences, 19:00.
Mar 3-5 — Stanford University, Pasadena CA: Conference: New Horizons in Inflationary Cosmology; in Kavli Auditorium.
Mar 3-8 — Federal University of Espírito Santo, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Anchieta, Espirito Santo, Brazil: Quantum Summer 2017.
Mar 3 — Apollo Asteroid 2016 RZ17: Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU).
Mar 4-11 — IEEE, AIAA, Prognostics and Health Management Society (PHM), Big Sky MT: IEEE Aerospace Conference; at Yellowstone Conference Center.
Mar 5-8 — Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, NASA, Schloss Ringberg, Germany: Conference: Spectroscopy with SOFIA – New Results & Future Opportunities.
Mar 5-10 — Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel: Conference: Planetary Systems Beyond the Main Sequence II.
Mar 5 — Moon: 4.3° S of Mars, 08:58.