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Forthcoming Space Events

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.

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.