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Forthcoming Space Events

URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
From Saturday 19 August to Sunday 27 August 2017
Montreal, Canada
For the thirty-second time since the inception of URSI, Radio Scientists from across the world will get together for the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. This triennial gathering will take place from 19th to 26th of August 2017, in Montreal, Canada. This conference is a unique opportunity to learn about recent advances in all fields of Radio Science, as covered by all ten URSI Commissions.

From Outback to Outer Space: Woomera 1955 - 1980 - State Library of South Australia
From Wednesday 23 August to Sunday 12 November 2017
State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide
Woomera put Australia into the space age. This exhibition will not only tell the story of that journey into the stars, but also what life was like for the men, women and children who lived on the ground. Presented by the State Library and the National Archives of Australia.

Free Public Lecture: Medicine on the ISS
7.00 pm Saturday 26 August 2017
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine Space Life Science Sub-Committee & Space Medicine Australia invite you all to join us for a free public lecture:
"Building a Better Sickbay for Dr McCoy: The Design of a Medical System for the International Space Station” - Dr Kira Bacal

Humans in Space - Challenges for Exporation 2017: Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
From Sunday 27 August to Tuesday 29 August 2017
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
ASAM invites you to register for either the Advanced or Preliminary "Humans in Space" courses to be held 27-29 August 2017 at the Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne Australia. These courses will cover a broad range of topics relevant to the human factors issues of human aeronautics and space flight. The program will address the physiological, medical, and psycho- sociological changes that are unique to space flight and planetary exploration.

Woomera Rocket Range: the hub of early Australian space activity - Kerrie Dougherty
6.00 pm Monday 28 August 2017
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia
In the first decade of the Space Age, Australia was considered one of the world's major space-faring nations-and South Australia's Woomera Rocket Range was the hub of the nation's space activities. Originally established in 1947 as the Western world's largest overland weapons test range, Woomera was in the right place at the right time to become the home of British, Australian and American space projects kick-started by the International Geophysical Year (1957-58). In 1967, Woomera saw the launch of Australia's first satellite, WRESAT, making this country one of the earliest to launch its own national satellite.
Join Kerrie Dougherty, Curator of the Library's Outback to Outer Space: Woomera and Space 1955-1980 exhibition as she explores the fascinating story of how the Woomera Rocket Range drew Australia into one of the most significant technological achievements of the Twentieth Century-the exploration and utilisation of space.
Kerrie's new book 'Space Australia- The Story of Australia's Involvement in Space' will be available for purchase, and you'll have an opportunity to have your copy signed.

Mars: the exciting history of our smaller sister planet - Dr Victor Gostin
6.30 pm Monday 11 September 2017
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia
Mars has intrigued our imagination for centuries. Would you like to learn more? Join us for this fascinating lecture by Associate Professor Victor Gostin, University of Adelaide in partnership with Mars Society Australia.
NASA's rovers plus orbiting satellites have revealed many, often unexpected features. Not only was there a Martian ocean with tsunamis, but large impacts created warm moist conditions suitable for life. As well letting you handle a real meteorite from Mars, this talk will present a few of the many exciting features of our sister planet that have just been published.
Victor Gostin is a retired Associate Professor in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Adelaide. Victor lectured in earth sciences at Adelaide University from 1970 to 2001. His scientific interests include the origins and evolution of the solar system and of life, meteorite impacts, and environmental geoscience. Victor is keen to popularise earth and planetary sciences to the community through lectures and radio. Asteroid 3640GOSTIN has honoured his scientific discoveries.

18th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference
From Tuesday 19 September to Friday 22 September 2017
Wailea Marriott, Maui, Hawaii
The AMOS Conference brings together operators, researchers, technologists and system developers who are working in many areas of space domain awareness. The Conference consists of a technical program, policy forum sessions, featured speakers, optional technical tour, short courses, poster sessions and exhibits. Over 100 papers will be presented with opportunities for networking and technical discussions – all in an environment that stimulates the imagination and intellect of participants through its beautiful and unique Hawaiian hospitality.

"Zero Launch Mass Space Pioneering", Public Lecture by RP Mueller, NASA KSC
5.45 pm Tuesday 19 September 2017
Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW, Kensington, NSW 2033
Up to this point in time the human race has been engaged in “Space Exploration” which can be defined as travel over new territory for discovery or adventure. In the future, in order to have an affordable, sustainable and safe endeavour, it will be necessary to adopt new “Pioneering” methods that can be described as space travel done for the first time using new methods: living off the land, in order to settle new territories with a permanent human presence. This lecture will discuss the risk posture and safety methods used in Exploration vs. Pioneering and then will identify technologies needed to make in-situ resource utilization a feasible reality in space.

Sydney Space Festival
From Tuesday 19 September to Friday 22 September 2017
Various venues in Sydney
A series of space-related events will take place in Sydney during the week preceding the International Astronautical Congress.

OEMF2017: The 3rd Off Earth Mining Forum - Sydney Space Festival
From Wednesday 20 September to Thursday 21 September 2017
Tyree Room, Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW 2052
As new markets emerge in commercial launch, space tourism and low-cost space platforms, it is becoming increasingly attractive to use resources “in-situ”, i.e. to extract resources locally from asteroids, the moon or Mars. This opens up a wide range of opportunities for researchers, developers and investors.
Running in the week prior to this year's IAC in Adelaide, OEMF2017 will host speakers on a broad spectrum of issues: missions, resources, mining technologies, robotics, automation, instrumentation, legal impediments, business risks, and ethical considerations. We welcome delegates involved in domestic and international research, as well as interested parties from industry, government and the public.

AIAA's An Evening of Astronaut Stories
6.30 pm Thursday 21 September 2017
Sydney University
Join us in Sydney on the 21st September 2017 for an evening of astronaut stories. We invite you to hear their stories of their time in space and ask your questions to our astronaut panel. Discussion will be mediated by an Australian voice.
Tickets for this event are free however to keep up to date with the latest news, please register your interest below. Ticketing information will be released closer to the date. You can also stay tuned on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

68th International Astronautical Congress
From Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2017
Adelaide, Australia
The World's Premier Space Event

APSCC 2017 Satellite Conference and Exhibition
From Tuesday 10 October to Thursday 12 October 2017
Intercontinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo

Australian Space Research Conference
From Monday 13 November to Wednesday 15 November 2017
University of Sydney, Camperdown
The ASRC is intended to be the primary annual meeting for Australian space research. It welcomes space scientists, engineers, educators, and workers from across the university, industry and government parts of the space sector, and is not limited to Australian-based research, International participants are most welcome.
The scope of the conference includes fundamental and applied research, operational matters, technology, and use of space data and facilities, including:
•Space science, including space and atmospheric physics, Earth observation and remote sensing from/of space, planetary sciences, astrobiology and life sciences, space-based astronomy and astrophysics, and exoplanets.
•Space engineering and technology, including communications, navigation, space operations, space materials, propulsion, and spacecraft design, testing, and implementation.
•Space industry and business
•Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
•Space archaeology and indigenous sky knowledge (or archeo-astronomy)
•Humanities and social aspects
•Use of space data, including EOS, GNSS, and communications
•Current and future Australian space projects
•Government, international relations and law
•Education and outreach, including a dedicated student session.
•Mars and Planetary Exploration

24th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24)
From Tuesday 14 November to Friday 17 November 2017
Bengaluru, India

2017 Planetary Frontiers Workshop
From Thursday 16 November to Friday 17 November 2017
Room E6A 102, Macquarie University, Sydney
This two-day - joint #MACPLANET and #SSERVIAUSTRALIA initiative – will showcase the quality and breadth of planetary research in Australia, and beyond.
The plenary speaker will be Professor Munir Humuyan, Florida State, on ‘The oldest surface environment of Mars from the Martian meteorite Black Beauty’.
This year the Planetary Frontiers Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Australian Space Research Conference, 13 – 15 November at the University of Sydney (see http://www.nssa.com.au/17asrc)
Registrations deadline for the 2017 Planetary Frontiers Workshop: 1 November 2017

Australia's Role in Looking For Life on Mars: Dr Carol Oliver
5.30 pm Tuesday 5 December 2017
Australian Academy of Science, Canberra
Dr Oliver will explain how Australia is involved in the search for life on Mars. In 2020 NASA launches its next car-sized rover mission to the red planet—and the first woman to lead an experiment on such a mission is a young Australian, Dr Abby Allwood. She showed that Australia is hosting the most convincing earliest evidence of life on Earth 3.42 billion years ago—an analogue of the kind of past or present life we may one day find on Mars. Dr Adrian Brown is another Australian at NASA, on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission. Dr Oliver will also include a demonstration of driving rovers on the largest Mars Yard in a public space in the southern hemisphere and possibly the world. Students from around Australia and internationally can drive the research-grade experimental Mars rovers on the 140 square metre replicated Martian surface from their classrooms.

Global Aerospace Summit 2018
From Tuesday 27 February to Wednesday 28 February 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE
An invitation only gathering, the Global Aerospace Summit is the most significant international forum for the true decision makers making up the executive level of the global aerospace, aviation, defence and space sectors. They are the drivers of corporate, government and military strategy, and the forward thinkers shaping the future of their industries. They come together to find, and to invest in, solutions for the critical challenges impacting their businesses today. The Summit examines how new ways of building aircraft, launch systems and satellites will impact cost and capabilities. The cross sector makeup of decision makers present makes it a fertile ground for sharing innovations in business and financing strategies that will enable the capture of greater market share. In the leading edge technology discussions these leaders will formulate a response to the impact of disruptive technologies, and identify the truly transformative applications that will revolutionise aerospace.