Human Solar System Complete Exploration: Unlocking Full Potential
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Mercury (WNW), Jupiter (SW), Saturn (S); Morning Planets: Venus (E), Uranus (SE), Neptune (S).
Expedition 52/53 Crew members Set for Soyuz Launch to ISS
| Jul 24-26 — University of Manchester, UK ALMA Regional Centre Node, Manchester, United Kingdom: Workshop: Measuring Star Formation in the Radio, Millimetre, and Submillimetre.
Jul 24-28 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA/Caltech, Pasadena CA: NASA’s 29th Annual Planetary Science Summer Seminar.
Jul 24-28 — Sexten Center for Astrophysics, INAF, ASI, Sexten, Italy: Conference: Exploring Dark Matter and Dark Ages with Lensing Clusters.
Jul 24-28 — Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland: Conference: Celebrating 25 years of the OGLE Project; sky survey contributing to exoplanetary astronomy, stellar astrophysics, Galactic and Local Group astronomy, cosmology.
Jul 24 — Moon: 0.84° N of Mercury, 23:00.
Jul 24 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 MT8: Near-Earth Flyby (0.094 AU).
Jun 30 – Jul 29 — Space Media Ventures, National Space Society, Online: Kickstarter Campaign: Space Odyssey Game; presented by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, for people of all ages to experience new Worlds and add to them as real science & their collective imagination allows.
Jul 11 – Aug 11 — Mars Spacecraft, Mars Orbit: Superior Solar Conjunction to prevent normal operations for international Mars missions, craft will undergo critical operations stand-down and most will rely on automated systems.
Jul 18-27 — Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), ESA, International Space Science Institute, AustroSpace, Alpbach, Austria: 41st Summer School Alpbach 2017 – The Dusty Universe.
Jul 23-28 — The Meteoritical Society, Santa Fe NM: 80th Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society.
Jul 23-29 — Rencontres du Vietnam, Quy Nhon, Vietnam: 13th Rencontres du Vietnam: Exploring the Dark Universe.
Jul 25 – Aug 3 — Stockholm University Astrobiology Centre, University of Tartu, European Astrobiology Campus, Nordic Network of Astrobiology, Saaremaa, Estonia: Summer School: Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life; at Kuressaare and Kaali impact crater site.
Jul 25 — Moon: 0.10° NW of Regulus, 01:00.
Jul 25 — Mercury: 0.95° SSW of Regulus, 12:00.
Jul 25 — Apollo Asteroid 2014 WW202: Near-Earth Flyby (0.052 AU).
Jul 25 — Apollo Asteroid 480858 (2001 PT9): Near-Earth Flyby (0.069 AU).
Jul 26 — Cassini, Saturn Orbit: Flyby of Titan scheduled at 549,000-km altitude.
Jul 26 — Icarus Interstellar, Online: Last day to support 2017 Starship Congress Kickstarter funding campaign.
Jul 26 — Mars: At conjunction with Sun, 15:00.
Jul 27-29 — National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville VA: 5th U.S. – China Workshop on Radio Astronomy Science & Technology.
Jul 27 — Moon: 0.32° S of comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, 08:00.
Jul 28 — Roscosmos State Corporation, Launch Soyuz MS-05 / ISS 51S, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan: Expedition 52/53 members Randy Bresnik of NASA, Paolo Nespoli of ASI / ESA, Sergey Ryazansky of Roscosmos to launch to ISS; journey should take 5.5 hours until docking.
Jul 28 — Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, NASA, Assateague Island National Seashore, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Berlin MD: Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series; in celebration of Perseid Meteor Shower.
Jul 28 — Moon: 3.0° NNE of Jupiter, 12:00.
Jul 29 — Space Center Houston, Houston TX: Lunch with an Astronaut, Mark Polansky, adult US$69.95.
Jul 29 – Aug 3 — Boston University, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MIT, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Cambridge & Boston MA: Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun (COOL STARS 20).
Jul 29 — Moon: 6.6° NNE of Spica, 02:00.
Jul 29 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 FQ64: Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU).
Jul 29 — Southern Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak: Shower mostly visible in Southern Hemisphere, meteors appear to radiate from Aquarius constellation; shower may produce up to 20 meteors per hour with speed of ~41 km/sec; peak 19:00.
Jul 30 – Aug 5 — Rencontres du Vietnam Institute for Astronomy, Quy Nhon University, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, Hanoi National University of Education, Quy Nhon, Vietnam: Conference: Hot Topics in General Relativity and Gravitation.
Jul 30 – Aug 11 — Benasque Science Center of Pedro Pascual, Benasque, Spain: Workshop: Understanding Cosmological Observations.
Jul 30 — Moon: At first quarter, 05:23.