Events

April 3, 2013

Events for April 2013

April 1-3 – WCRP Regional Workshop on Stratosphere-Troposphere Processes and their Role in Climate, Kyoto, Japan

http://www-mete.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/Kyoto2013/index.html

April 2-5 – 47th ESLAB Conference: The Universe as Seen by Planck, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

http://congrexprojects.com/13a11

April 2-5 – Conference: The Chemical Cosmos, Windsor, United Kingdom

www.isa.au.dk/meetings/chemcos2013/index.asp

April 3 – Lecture: Teaching Old Spacecraft New Tricks, London, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2012/11/29/7813/bis-prestige-lecture-teaching-old-spacecraft-new-tricks

April 3 – Lecture: Apollo Science – A Personal Retrospective, London, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2013/01/08/8451/apollo-science-a-personal-retrospective

April 3-4 – 13th BritGrav (British Gravity) Meeting, Sheffield, United Kingdom

https://sites.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/britgrav2013/

April 3-5 – Workshop: Exotic Physics with Neutrino Telescopes, Marseille, France

https://indico.in2p3.fr/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=7381

April 3-5 – Workshop: Spectral/Timing Properties of Accreting Objects – From X-ray Binaries to AGN, Madrid, Spain

www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=CONF2013&page=ACCRETION2013

April 3-5 – Conference: Quantum Fields, Gravity and Information – Joint Efforts and New Directions in Mathematical Physics, Nottingham, United Kingdom

http://qfgi2013.weebly.com/

April 3-5 – Target Conference: Probing Big Data for Answers, Groningen, The Netherlands

http://targetconference.eu/

April 3-6 – Conference: From Stars to Life – Connecting our Understanding of Star Formation, Planet Formation, Astrochemistry and Astrobiology, Gainesville, Fla.

http://conference.astro.ufl.edu/STARSTOLIFE/STL/Home.html

April 5 – Meeting: Human Spaceflight: Public and Stakeholder Opinions Panel, Washington, D.C.

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=6554

April 5 – Lecture: GRAIL Explores the Moon’s Interior, Houston, Texas

www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#2079

April 5 – Colloquium: Latest News from the Universe – Cosmology, Dark Matter, Galaxies, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Turin, Italy

http://ecolechalongetorino.oato.inaf.it/

April 5-7 – Workshop: Gravitational Wave Tests of Alternative Theories of Gravity in the Advanced Detector Era, Bozeman, Mont.

www.physics.montana.edu/gravity/TestingGRworkshop.html

April 6 – Educators Workshop: The Challenge of Discovery

http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/discovery/challenge_of_discovery.asp

April 7-8 – Space Generation Fusion Forum 2013, Colorado Springs, Colo.

http://spacegeneration.org/index.php/eventstopics/fusion-forum

April 7-10 – IoP Nuclear Physics Group Conference, York, United Kingdom

https://www.eventsforce.net/iop/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=111164&eventID=273&eventID=273

April 7-11 – 13th Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division, Monterey, Calif.

https://aas.org/meetings/head-13th-meeting-monterey-ca

April 7-12 – European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

http://www.egu2013.eu/

April 8-10 – 9th Chandra/CIAO Workshop, Cambridge, Mass.

http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/workshop/index.html

April 8-10 – 7th European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

www.congrexprojects.com/13c06

April 8-10 – First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment, Paphos, Cyprus

www.cyprusremotesensing.com/rscy2013/

April 8-11 - 29th National Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colo.

www.nationalspacesymposium.org/nss29/

April 08-11 - 2013 STScI Calibration Workshop: Enhancing the Past, Maximizing the Present, Preparing for the Future, Baltimore, Md.

www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/cal13

April 8-11 - StarBench: A Workshop for the Benchmarking of Star Formation Codes, Exeter, United Kingdom

www.astro.ex.ac.uk/people/haworth/workshop_bench/index.html

April 8-11 – 2013 International Workshop on Baryon and Lepton Number Violation: From the Cosmos to the LHC, Heidelberg, Germany

www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/BLV2013/

April 8-11 – 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials and Co-located Conferences, Boston, Mass.

https://aiaa.org/SDM2013/

April 8-12 – Workshop: Transformational Science with ALMA – From Dust to Rocks to Planets Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems, Waikoloa, Hawaii

www.cv.nrao.edu/rocks/index.html

April 8-12 – AGU Chapman Conference on the Causes and Consequences of the Extended Solar Minimum between Solar Cycles 23 and 24, Key Largo, Fla.

http://chapman.agu.org/solarminimum/

April 8-12 – Workshop: The Deaths of Stars and the Lives of Galaxies, Santiago, Chile

www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2013/dslg2013.html

April 8-12 – 9th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, Berlin, Germany

http://iaaweb.org/content/view/505/675/

April 8-12 – Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Science, Canberra, Australia

http://hias.anu.edu.au/2013/

April 9-10 – Third International Workshop on Lunar Superconductor Applications, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

www.lsa2013.com/

April 10 – Lecture: Mars One, London, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2013/02/13/8952/mars-one

April 10-11 – Conference: Military Space, London, United Kingdom

www.smi-online.co.uk/defence/uk/milspace

April 10-12 – Second CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control, Delft, The Netherlands

http://cookie.tudelft.nl/index.php?action=verify&origin=http://www.lr.tudelft.nl/EuroGNC2013

April 10-12 – Workshop: Open Problems and Future Directions in Heavy Element Nucleosynthesis, Debrecen, Hungary

www.atomki.hu/heavyws/

April 10-12 – Workshop: Low Radioactivity Techniques 2013, Assergi, Italy

http://lrt2013.lngs.infn.it/

April 11 – Lecture: Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications, Pasadena, Calif.

www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.cfm?year=2013&month=4

April 11 – LunarCubes Briefing #2, Coco Beach, Fla.

www.lunar-cubes.com/

April 11-12 – Conference: Space Exploration and Human Imagination – Space Futures, Houston, Texas

http://rsi.blogs.rice.edu/events/scientia-conference/

April 11-12 – Stellar Stoichiometry Workshop, Glendale, Ariz.

https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/stellarstoich/

April 11-13 – Space Access ’13 Conference, Phoenix, Ariz.

www.space-access.org/

April 12 – Lecture: Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications, Pasadena, Calif.

www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.cfm?year=2013&month=4

April 12 – Meeting: The Physics of Flares in the Lower Solar Atmosphere, London, United Kingdom

www.astro.gla.ac.uk/?page_id=827

April 12 – Lecture: Lunar Crustal Magnetism – Origins and Influence on Space Weathering, Houston, Texas

www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#2103

April 12 – Lecture: High Time Resolution Optical Astrophysics, London, United Kingdom

www.ras.org.uk/component/gem/?id=203

April 12 – Lecture: Untwinkling the Stars – Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics at Lick Observatory, Los Altos Hills, Calif.

www.ras.org.uk/component/gem/?id=203

April 13 – Educator Workshop: How to Think Like a NASA Scientist, Pasadena, Calif.

www.ras.org.uk/component/gem/?id=203

April 13-16 – American Physical Society Meeting, Denver, Colo.

www.aps.org/meetings/april/

April 14-18 – Huntsville in Nashville: The Seventh Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Symposium, Nashville, Tenn.

http://huntsvilleinnashville.uah.edu/

April 14-18 – Workshop: Probing the Standard Model and New Physics at Low and High Energies, Portoroz, Slovenia

http://hepworkshop.ijs.si/2013/

April 14-19 – Conference: Coastal Processes and Environments Under Sea-Level Rise and Changing Climate – Science to Inform Management, Galveston, Texas

www.geosociety.org/penrose/13Texas.htm

April 15-16 – Meeting: A Certification Scheme for the EO Industry, Frascait, Italy

www.congrexprojects.com/13m22

April 15-17 – STSI Workshop: Cluster Lensing – Peering into Past, Planning for the Future, Baltimore, Md.

www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/clusters-lensing

April 15-17 – SMOS & Aquarius Science Workshop, Ifremer, Brest, France

www.congrexprojects.com/13c07

April 15-18 – Conference: Light Pollution Theory – Modelling and Measurements, Smolenice, Slovak Republic

http://lptmm.org/

April 15-18 – SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

http://spie.org/x25077.xml

April 15-18 – VESF School on Gravitational Waves, Neutrinos and Multiwavelenght Observations: The New Frontier of Astronomy, Rome, Italy

www.roma1.infn.it/teongrav/VESF/SCHOOL2013_WEBSITE/Vesf_School.html

April 15-19 – 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Flagstaff, Ariz.

www.iaaconferences.org/pdc2013/

April 15-19 – 12th Annual International Astrophysics Conference: Outstanding Problems in Heliosphysics – From Coronal Heating to the Edge of the Heliosphere, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

www.icnsmeetings.com/conference/12thannual/index.html

April 15-19 – International Young Astronomer School on Exploiting the Herschel and Planck Data, Meudon, France

http://ecole-doctorale.obspm.fr/-INTERNATIONAL-Young-Astronomer-School-

April 15-19 – Grav13 Conference, Cordoba, Argentina

www.famaf.unc.edu.ar/~ortiz/grav13/

April 16 – Lecture: Measuring Habitability on Mars with the Curiosity Rover, Washington, D.C.

www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/events/events.html

April 16-19 – Space Weather Workshop, Boulder, Colo.

www.swpc.noaa.gov/sww/

April 17-19 – Fifth UK Astrobiology Conference: Molecules and Life in Extremes, Edinburgh, Scotland

www.astrobiology.ac.uk/astrobiology-conference-2013

April 17-19 – 4th IAA International Conference on Space Technologies at Present Time and in Future, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

http://iaaweb.org/content/view/506/676/

April 18-19 – Meeting: Massive Black Holes in Galaxies, Brighton, United Kingdom

www.sussex.ac.uk/mps/davidaxonmemorial

April 18-20 – Sixth International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

www.amiando.com/astronomia.html

April 19-20 – Seventh Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting, Oxford, Miss.

www.phy.olemiss.edu/GCGM7/

April 20-21 – International Space Apps Challenge

http://spaceappschallenge.org/

April 22-24 – Workshop: The Evolution and Constitution of Mercury’s Interior, Chicago, Ill.

https://sites.google.com/a/case.edu/messenger-bepicolombo-workshop/

April 22-24 – 9th Chandra/CIAO Workshop, Cambridge, Mass.

http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/workshop/index.html

April 22-24 – Meeting: Human Spaceflight, Washington, D.C.

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=6512

April 22-24 – 10th INTEGRAL/BART Workshop, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

http://eos.asu.cas.cz/ibws13/

April 22-24 – 3rd SPARC/Dynamical Variability Workshop, Reading, United Kingdom

www.sparcdynvar.org/dynvar-workshop/

April 22-25 – 6th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany

http://iaaweb.org/content/view/525/696/

April 22-26 – Jets and Shocks in the Universe: The 2nd PANDA Symposium on Multi-Messenger Astronomy, Xi’an, China

http://panda.ihep.ac.cn/

April 22-26 – Conference: The Modern Radio Universe 2013, Bonn, Germany

https://indico.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?ovw=True&confId=21

April 22-27 – 20th Young Scientists’ Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics, Kyiv, Ukraine

http://ysc.kiev.ua/

April 23-25 – Conference: Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance 2013, Herndon, Va.

www.aiaa.org/EventDetail.aspx?id=13176

April 24 – Workshop: From Outer Space to Mining, Cleveland, United Kingdom

http://astrobiology2.arc.nasa.gov/events/from-outer-space-to-mining/

April 24-26 – First SPARC/Stratospheric Network for the Assessment of Predictability Workshop, Reading, United Kingdom

www.sparcdynvar.org/dynvar-workshop/

April 25-26 – Meeting: Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change 6442and its Impacts, Boulder, Colo.

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=

April 25 – Lecture: Project Orion Nuclear Propulsion, London, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2013/02/18/8989/project-orion-nuclear-propulsion

April 25-29 – Balkan Workshop: Beyond the Standard Models – Ten Years of the SEENET-MTP Network, Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia

http://bw2013.seenet-mtp.info/

April 29-May 1 – SPARC Reanalysis/analysis Intercomparison Project Planning Meeting, Exeter, United Kingdom

http://wwwoa.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/~fuji/s-rip/meeting2013/

April 29-May 2 – Symposium: Habitable Worlds Across Time and Space, Baltimore, Md.

www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/habitable-worlds

April 29-May 3 – Conference: Brown Dwarfs Come of Age, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

www.iau.org/science/meetings/proposals/loi/2013/125/

April 29-May 3 – Conference: Black Holes, Jets and Outflows, Kathmandu, Nepal

www.iasfbo.inaf.it/~palazzi/Nepal/Nepal2013/

April 29-May 08 – Cargese School 2013: Cosmic Accelerators, Cargese, Corsica

www.issibern.ch/cargese2013/index.php/Main_Page

April 30 – IET Seminar on Solar Storms, London, United Kingdom

http://conferences.theiet.org/solar-storms/index.cfm?origin=/solar-storms

 




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