Canada and Europe Advance Moon Mining, ISRU Manufacturing, Science, Settlement
May 1 — May Day, Northern Hemisphere, Earth: Spring festival commonly held on this day (or about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice) to celebrate fertility, fire, and abundance; May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii.
May 1 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Cassini’s Grand Finale; Phil Nicholson, Cornell Astronomy Dept., 12:30.
May 1 — Up Aerospace, Spaceport America / Las Cruces NM: Last Day to Reserve Space for Up Aerospace 8th suborbital Earth Rise mission (The Starseeker Flight) for Celestis Inc. to launch Sep 15.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Mars (W), Jupiter (SE); Morning Planets: Venus (E), Saturn (S).
ANGKASA IconSpace 2017 in Malaysia Advancing Space Development in Southeast Asia and Beyond
| May 1-3 — Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium, Space Resources Roundtable, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: 8th PTMSS / SRR; in conjunction with Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) 2017 Convention Apr 30 – May 2.
May 1-5 — Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS), Joint Office for Science Support (JOSS), Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP), Broomfield CO: Space Weather Workshop.
May 1-5 — Square Kilometre Array (SKA), Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy, Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius: Workshop: Fundamental Physics with the Square Kilometer Array.
Apr 13 – May 16 — NASA, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Deep River, Ontario, Canada: Eyes on the Universe; interactive exhibit in Deep River Town Hall.
NET May 2 — ISS, U.S. EVA 42, LEO: Commander Whitson and Astronaut Pesquet to perform next spacewalk to install 2 more shields on forward and aft sides of ISS to prepare for next-gen commercial spacecraft.
May 2 — University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom: Discussion: Ownership of the Moon, Mining, Tourism and Settlements in Outer Space: The Next Frontier; Saskia Vermeylen, a Senior Lecturer in Strathclyde Law School, 19:00.
May 2 — British Interplanetary Society, Oxford, United Kingdom: Panel Discussion: The Pale Red Dot – Colonising Mars and Beyond; featuring Ellen Stofan (former NASA Chief Scientist), Libby Jackson (UK Space Agency program director), Andrew Weir (Author of ‘The Martian’), Andrew Coates (Head of Planetary Science, MSSL).
May 2 — Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Colloquium: The Climate of Early Mars – New Investigations into a Long-standing Problem; Robin Wordsworth, Assistant Professor Harvard.
May 2 — Moon: 3.6° S of Beehive Cluster, 08:23; at first quarter, 16:47.
May 3 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Juno Gravity Results on Jupiter; Jonathan Lunine, Cornell Astronomy Dept., 12:15.
May 3 — Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia: Colloquium: The Rise of Science – Past, Present and Future; Peter Shaver.
May 3-5 — Space Science Centre (ANGKASA), Institute of Climate Change of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 5th biennial International Conference on Space Science and Communication (IconSpace2017).
May 4 — Arianespace, Launch Ariane 5 / SGDC & Koreasat 7, Kourou, French Guiana: Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA236, to launch SGDC (Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications satellite for Brazil) and Koreasat 7 communications satellites.
May 4 — Canadian Space Commerce Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Member Meeting & Bi- Monthly Meeting; at Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
May 4 — Library of Congress Science, Technology and Business Division, Washington DC: Lecture: NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO): Preparing Astronauts for Space Exploration; by Kelsey Young.
May 4, 5 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech/NASA, Pasadena CA: 2017 von Kármán Lecture Series:Going out in a Blaze of Glory – Cassini Science Highlights and Grand Finale; by Earl Maize and Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Managers at JPL.
May 4 — Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak: The 1st of 2 annual showers that occur as a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley’s Comet; Eta Aquarid meteors appear to radiate from Constellation Aquarius, Northern Hemisphere observers may see 10+ meteors per hour, Southern Hemisphere 20-40 per hour; peak 15:00.
May 5 — ISRO, Launch GSLV Mk. 2 / GSAT 9, Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India: India Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 2, flying on GSLV-F09 mission, to launch GSAT 9 communications satellite.
May 5 — Uniphi Space Agency, Federation of Galaxy Explorers, Space Foundation, Challenger Center, et al, Nationwide USA: National Astronaut Day 2017; inspiring people to reach for the Stars & celebrate Astronauts; on this date in 1961 Astronaut Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. became 1st American in Space (15 min suborbital flight to 186 km).
May 5 — British Interplanetary Society, Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom: Lecture: The Future of Space Exploration; David Baker of BIS.
May 5 — International Space Day 2017, Worldwide: Events and presentations to promote STEM education and inspire people to continue the work of Space explorers; originally began as ‘National Space Day’ in 1997 by Lockheed Martin Corp.
May 5 — Caltech, Pasadena CA: Lecture: Simulating Galaxies of Our Universe; by Andrew Wetzel, 20:00.
May 5-6 — McGill Institute of Air and Space Law, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: 5th Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance and the UN 2030 Agenda; at Best Western Ville-Marie.
May 5-7 — ESA, SpaceUp, O’Sol, Côte d’Azur, Cannes, France: Moon Village Workshop May 5 featuring Bernard Foing / European Space Agency; SpaceUp Cannes May 6-7; space unconference, where participants decide the format, subject, presentations.
May 5 – Jun 19 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston TX: Campaign 4: Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA 2017); 45 day analog spaceflight / Moon / Mars mission.
May 5 — Mars: 6.1° N of Aldebaran, 03:51.
May 5 — Amor Asteroid 2009 HG: Near-Earth Flyby (0.065 AU).
May 5 — Amor Asteroid 388838 (2008 EZ5): Near-Earth Flyby (0.082 AU).
May 6 — UH Hilo, Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee, CFHT, East Asian Observatory, IfA, Gemini Observatory, W. M. Keck Observatory, Subaru Telescope, et al, Hilo HI: AstroDay 2017; 10:00-16:00, at Prince Kuhio Plaza.
May 6 — British Interplanetary Society, London, United Kingdom: Event: An Introduction to Rocket Science.
May 7-12 — American Astronomical Society, USRA, Penn State Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, Associated Universities Inc., NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Palm Springs CA: AAS Topical Conference Series (AASTCS) 5: Radio Exploration of Planetary Habitability.
May 7 — Moon: 2.1° N of Jupiter, 11:24.
May 7 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 VD1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.046 AU).