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October 2019 Events in Astronomical Science Policy

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 19:41

This is the monthly event roundup for the AAS Policy Blog, in which we share a list of upcoming astronomical science policy events. Examples include congressional hearings, advisory committee meetings, Capitol Hill briefings, policy forums, think tank symposia, networking opportunities, and/or lectures. Most of these events are public and occur here in Washington, DC. Many are also live streamed. I will try to note in the event listing if advance registration for in-person attendance is required (either for security or capacity reasons). If an event is on this calendar, someone from the AAS Public Policy team will likely be in attendance, so come say hello!

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Some events are announced with less than a month’s advance notice, and we will update this post whenever we have something new to add. Please email us if you have a correction or an event that you think should be added to this list.

October 2019 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

NASA Heliophysics Advisory Committee Meeting

1-3 October (Tuesday-Thursday)
9:30 am − 5:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Wednesday


Fly Girls: Women in Space

3 October (Thursday)
Episode available at 10 am
Live Chat about women in aerospace at 1 pm
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Happy Hour

3 October (Thursday)
6:00 pm − 8:00 pm
Local 16
1602 U Street NW
Washington DC 20009


Moongaze on International Observe the Moon Night

5 October (Saturday)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Panel on Stars, the Sun, and Stellar Populations Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics 2020 (Astro2020) Open Session

8 October (Tuesday)
10:00 am − 11:00 am
Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington D.C 20001


Info Session - AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

9 October (Wednesday)
5:00 pm − 7:00 pm
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Details and RSVP

Nuclear Energy in Space: Nonproliferation Risks and Solutions

17 October (Thursday)
11:00 am − 3:00 pm
LBJ Washington Center
1100 New York Ave, NW, Suite 290
Washington, DC

Details and Registration

12th Annual Nebraska Space Law Conference
“Global Perspectives on Space Law and Policy”

18 October (Friday)
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
National Press Club 750 17th Street NW Suite 900
Washington DC


Kelsie Krafton
John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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