UAE Space Agency Hosts Global Space Congress 2017 in Abu Dhabi
Jan 30 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA/Caltech, Online / Pasadena CA: Application Due: STEM Teacher and Researcher Program – Summer 2017.
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British Interplanetary Society Lectures Focus on Space Law and UN Treaty at 50
| Jan 30 — University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson AZ: College of Science Lecture Series: Rethinking Reality; by Keith R. Dienes, Professor of Physics at UA.
Jan 30 – Feb 2 — Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Napoli, Italy: Bright & Dark Universe Workshop.
Jan 30 – Feb 10 — United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna, Austria: 54th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee.
Jan 30 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 AX3: Near-Earth Flyby (0.084 AU).
NET Jan – Nov — ExoMars 2016 Orbiter, Mars Orbit: ESA Trace Gas Orbiter scheduled to enter Aerobraking phase from Jan-Nov to enter 400-km orbit; set to adjust orbit inclination to 74° on Jan 17.
Jan 9 – Feb 10 — International Space University, Adelaide, Australia: 2017 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program; at Mawson Lakes Campus, University of South Australia.
Jan 29 – Feb 3 — American Geophysical Union, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: AGU Chapman Conference on Submarine Volcanism: New Approaches and Research Frontiers.
Jan 31 — British Interplanetary Society, London, United Kingdom: Lecture: Space Law and the UN Treaty; Michael Franks, Adam Manning, Mike Leggett, Jerry Stone.
Jan 31 — SETI Institute, Mountain View CA: Weekly Colloquium: How Stars Form; Christopher McKee from UC Berkeley, 12:00.
Jan 31 — Mapbox, Digital Globe, Azavea, Development Seed, et al, Washington DC: SatSummit 2017; at District Architecture Center and Impact Hub DC.
Jan 31 — 59th Observation of Explorer 1 Launch, Nationwide USA: Commemorating the launch of the first US Satellite on this day in 1958 atop the first Juno booster, it was the spacecraft to detect Van Allen radiation belt; more than 2,271 satellites are currently estimated to be in orbit.
Jan 31 – Feb 1 — UAE Space Agency, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Global Space Congress 2017; at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.
Jan 31 — Moon: 4.1° S of Venus, 04:34; 2.3° S of Mars, 15:09.
Jan 31 — Jupiter: 3.5° S of Spica, 03:11.
Feb 1 — Deep Space, Interstellar Space & Heliosheath: Voyager 1 and 2, operating nominally, are most recent craft to visit Uranus and Neptune, no craft has orbited either planet or studied their intricate moon systems; flagship missions to Jupiter system may be followed by robotic exploration of Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Kuiper Belt.
Feb 1 — Columbia STS-107 14th Observation, Nationwide USA / Global: Annual international conferences and events take place to further space exploration efforts in remembrance of Columbia 7 loss: Commander Richard D. Husband, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the ‘1st Israeli astronaut’) and Astronauts: William C. McCool, Michael P. Anderson, David M. Brown and Kalpana Chawla (the ‘1st Indian American astronaut’ and ‘1st Indian woman in space’).
Feb 1 — University of California – Riverside, Riverside CA: Lecture: Ocean Worlds: Missions to Icy Moons and Dwarf Planets; Kevin Hand, Deputy Project Scientist, Solar System Exploration Directorate, JPL.
Feb 1 — Astronauts Memorial Foundation, NASA, Space Foundation, Online / Colorado Springs CO: Submissions due for 2017 Alan Shepard Award; for educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in STEM; to be presented Apr 3 during Space Foundation 33rd Space Symposium.
Feb 1 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: On the Spin-axis Dynamics of Planets; Gongjie Li from (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 12:15.
Feb 1-3 — URSI-France, Sophia Antipolis, France: Workshop: Radio Science for Humanity.
Feb 1 — Aten Asteroid 364136 (2006 CJ): Near-Earth Flyby (0.080 AU).
Feb 2 — Juno, Jupiter Orbit: Spacecraft to reach 4th perijove, mission leaders to decide whether to keep Juno in 53-day orbit or attempt engine burn for 14-day orbit.
Feb 2 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Unveiling the Origin of Planetary Systems by Dynamical and Statistical Approaches; Gongjie Li from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 16:00.
NET Feb 3 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / EchoStar 23, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch EchoStar 23 communications satellite for EchoStar Corp to provide direct-to-home television broadcast services over Brazil; launch window 12:07-02:37.
Feb 3 — International Academy of Astronautics, Littleton CO: International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Regional Meeting.
Feb 3-5 — Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada: Queen’s Space Conference: The Next Giant Leap.
Feb 3-8 — American Astronautical Society Rocky Mountain Section, Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Breckenridge CO: 40th Annual AAS Guidance & Control Conference; at Beaver Run Resort.
Feb 3 — Moon: At first quarter, 18:19.
Feb 4 — Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee, Mauna Kea HI, 2,800-meter level: The Universe Tonight: Perspectives of Astronomy; presentation by Emily Peavy, Planetary Support Facilitator & Technician at ʻImiloa 18:00, followed by stargazing program, at Mauna Kea Visitor Information Center.
Feb 4 — Aten Asteroid 2005 VL1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.023 AU).
Feb 4 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 CE1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.061 AU).
Feb 5 — Moon: 0.2° N of Aldebaran, 11:14.
Feb 5 — Apollo Asteroid 2013 FK: Near-Earth Flyby (0.018 AU).
Feb 5 — Aten Asteroid 2011 EP51: Near-Earth Flyby (0.090 AU).