China and Europe Host Lunar and Deep Space Exploration, Science Meetings
Sep 18 — Planetary Society, Pasadena CA: Lecture: Destined to Crash – Cassini’s Grand Finale; featuring Emily Lakdawalla, Earl Maize, Linda Spilker, Julie Webster; 19:30, free.
Sep 18-19 — ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: Deep Space Gateway and Lunar Exploration Industry Days; to engage industrial partners in study activities related to lunar surface missions, in particular the Human-Enabled Robotic Architecture and Capability for Lunar Exploration and Science (HERACLES).
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Jupiter (WSW), Saturn (SW), Uranus (E), Neptune (SE); Morning Planets: Mercury (E), Mars (E), Venus (E).
OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Performing Earth Flyby Gravity Assist
| Sep 18-22 — Committee on Space Research, Jeju Island, South Korea: 3rd COSPAR Symposium: Small Satellites for Space Research.
Sep 18-22 — University of Göttingen, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Gottingen, Germany: The Many Scales of the Universe: Galaxies, their Suns, and their Planets.
Sep 18-22 — Green Bank Observatory, National Science Foundation, Green Bank WV: Green Bank Observatory’s Observer training school; an introduction to general radio astronomical techniques as well as onsite training for GBT observers.
Sep 18 — Moon: 0.17° NE of Mars, 10:00; with Mercury and Mars within circle of diameter 1.83° and 17° W of Sun, 11:00; 0.05° SE of Mercury, 13:00.
Aug 27 – Sep 17 — Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen CO: Workshop: Vorticity in the Universe – From Superfluids to Weather and Climate, to the Universe; Workshop: Developing New Tools for Dark Matter Searches.
Sep 6-19 — University of Evora, European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), Evora, Portugal: 2017 European School of High-Energy Physics.
Sep 17-21 — Center for Fundamental Physics at Zewail City of Science and Technology, Hurghada, Egypt: Conference: Beyond Standard Model – From Theory To Experiment (BSM2017).
Sep 19 — Fresco Capital, Singapore: DataSat: New Space Data, Economy, and Ecosystem; featuring Lynette Tan – Executive Director of SSTA, Xiaoqing Dong – Head of Asia Pacific of Spire Global, Tytus Michalski – Managing Partner of Fresco Capital.
Sep 19-20 — Capacity Conferences, Juniper Networks, Myanmar Net, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar: Myanmar Connect 2017.
Sep 19-22 — Chinese Academy of Sciences, General Office of Lunar and Deep Space Exploration – CAS, Beijing, China: 3rd Beijing International Forum on Lunar and Deep Space Exploration; focusing on lunar & planetary sciences, new technologies in Moon, Mars, asteroids, comets, other planetary exploration, and future scientific missions; chaired by Ouyang Ziyuan.
Sep 19 — Moon: New Moon, 19:30.
Sep 19 — Venus: 0.46° NNE of Regulus, 16:00.
Sep 20 — Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, Hilo HI: Oral arguments from 23 parties to be presented in case hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Sep 20 — Apollo Asteroid 2008 CK70: Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU).
Sep 21 — MAVEN, Mars Orbit: Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft begins 4th year of operations in Mars orbit; continuing to study upper atmosphere; launched Nov 18, 2013.
Sep 21 — Singapore Space and Technology Association, Singapore: SSTA Space Experts Workshop; at NTUC Auditorium.
Sep 21 — U.S. National Space Council, Washington DC: NSC expected to hold event, perhaps with public announcement of future space policy plans.
Sep 21 — Muslim New Year 1439 AH, Worldwide: Islamic New Year 1 Muharram (1st day) to begin at sunset; if young New Moon is not visible the beginning of the month and year may be delayed.
Sep 21, 22 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech/NASA, Pasadena CA: 2017 von Kármán Lecture Series: Volcano Bot; Carolyn Parcheta.
Sep 21-23 — Space Generation Advisory Council, Adelaide, Australia: 16th Space Generation Congress (SGC).
Sep 21 — Moon: 1.2° NNE of comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, 10:00; 6.5° NNE of Spica, 20:00.
Sep 21 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 FC341: Near-Earth Flyby (0.082 AU).
Sep 22 — OSIRIS-REx, Earth Flyby: Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) to fly by Earth today to propel it to Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) orbital plane; set to arrive October for sample return mission.
Sep 22 — Roscosmos State Corporation, Launch Soyuz / Glonass M, Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia: Soyuz 2-1b configuration with a Fregat upper stage to launch Glonass M navigation satellite.
Sep 22 — Caltech, Pasadena CA: Stargazing Lecture: Where to Find Real Time Machines and How to Use Them; Andreas Faisst from Caltech, 20:00.
Sep 22-24 — United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, IAF, Adelaide, Australia: UN/IAF Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits.
Sep 22 — Fall / Autumn Equinox: The Sun rises exactly in east traveling through sky for 12 hours, sets exactly in west; day and night are approximately equal duration every place on Earth; 10:02.
Sep 22 — Moon: 3.5° NNE of Jupiter, 00:00.
Sep 22 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 TC24: Near-Earth Flyby (0.070 AU).
Sep 23 — JPL, Caltech/NASA, Pasadena CA: Educator’s Workshop: Robotics and Our Solar System.
Sep 23 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 PR25: Near-Earth Flyby (0.046 AU).
Sep 24 — Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), Mars Orbit: India ISRO orbiter begins 4th year of operations in Mars orbit; launched Nov 5, 2013.
Sep 24 — AIAA-San Francisco Section, Lick Observatory, Mt Hamilton CA: Lick Observatory Tour.
Sep 24-28 — University of Warsaw, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland: 4th Conference of the Polish Society on Relativity.