Events

September 4, 2013

Events for September 2013

Sept. 6 – Lecture: Conditions of Basalt Genesis in Mars from Basalts in Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum, Compared with the Martian Meteorites, Houston, Texas

www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#2226

Sept. 7 – 68th Annual General Meeting of the British Interplanetary Society, London, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2013/05/21/10670/68th-annual-general-meeting

Sept. 8 – Town Meeting for the 2nd-phase Development of the China Jinping Underground Laboratory, Asilomar, Calif.

https://commons.lbl.gov/display/TAUP2013/A+Town+Meeting+for+the+2nd-phase+Development+of+the+China+Jinping+Underground+Laboratory

Sept. 8-12 – 14th European Solar Physics Meeting, Dublin, Ireland

www.espm14.ie/

Sept. 8-12 – Astrochemistry Symposium at American Chemical Society Meeting, Indianapolis, Ind.

http://astrobiology2.arc.nasa.gov/events/astrochemistry-symposium-at-american-chemical-society-meeting/

Sept. 8-12 – 5th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology, Big Sky, Mont.

http://polaralpinemicrobiology2013.montana.edu/

Sept. 8-12 – 11th Hellenic Astronomical Conference, Athens, Greece

www.helas.gr/conf/2013/

Sept. 8-13 – European Planetary Science Congress 2013, London, United Kingdom

www.epsc2013.eu/

Sept. 8-13 – 13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, Asilomar, Calif.

https://commons.lbl.gov/display/TAUP2013/TAUP2013+Home

Sept. 8-13 – Conference: Exascale Computing in Astrophysics, Ascona, Switzerland

www.itp.uzh.ch/exastro2013/Home.html

Sept. 8-13 – Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting, Benasque, Spain

www.benasque.org/2013ere/

Sept. 8-15 – Workshop on Noncommutative Field Theory and Gravity, Corfu, Greece

www.physics.ntua.gr/corfu2013/nc.html

Sept. 8-20 – NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School 2013, Oxford, United Kingdom

www.ncas.ac.uk/index.php/en/climate-modelling-summer-school

Sept. 9-10 – Fifty Years of Quasars: A Symposium in Honor of Maarten Schmidt, Pasadena, Calif.

www.astro.caltech.edu/q50/Home.html

Sept. 9-12 – Workshop: The Sleeping Giant – Measuring Ocean Ice Interactions in Antarctica, Pasadena, Calif.

www.kiss.caltech.edu/workshops/ocean-ice2013/index.html

Sept. 9-12 – Meeting: LSST @ Europe – The Path to Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom

www.lsstcorp.org/meetings/lsst-europe-2013/

Sept. 9-13 – 2013 ESA Living Planet Symposium, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

www.livingplanet2013.org/

Sept. 9-13 – Conference: Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, Monterey, Calif.

www.taup-conference.to.infn.it/taup2013.html

Sept. 9-13 – Introductory Workshop: Mathematical General Relativity, Berkeley, Calif.

www.msri.org/workshops/691

Sept. 9-13 – 19th International Vacuum Congress/15th International Conference on Solid Surfaces, Paris, France

www.ivc19.com/

Sept. 9-13 – 8th Heidelberg Summer School: High Energy Astrophysics, Heidelberg, Germany

www.mpia-hd.mpg.de/imprs-hd/SummerSchools/2013/

Sept. 9-14 – 7th International Workshop on Solar Polarization, Kunming, China

http://spw7.ynao.ac.cn/

Sept. 9-21 – 2013 VLTI School: High Angular Resolution for Stellar Astrophysics, Barcelonnette, France

http://vltischool.sciencesconf.org/

Sept. 10 – Seminar: The Evolved Pulsar Wind Nebula HESS J1303-631 Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Sydney, Australia

www.atnf.csiro.au/news/news.php?action=show_item&item_id=1233

Sept. 10-11 – Meeting: Assessment of NASA Science Mission Directorate 2014 Science Plan, Irvine, Calif.

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=6829

Sept. 10-12 – Workshop: Planet Formation and Evolution 2014, Kiel, Germany

http://www1.astrophysik.uni-kiel.de/~kiel2014/main/

Sept. 10-12 – AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference, San Diego, Calif.

https://aiaa.org/EventDetail.aspx?id=4714

Sept. 10-12 – Astronomical Society Japan 2013 Fall Meeting, Sendai, Japan

http://www.asj.or.jp/nenkai/

Sept. 10-13 – 35th ESA Antenna Workshop on Antenna and Free Space RF Measurements, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

www.congrexprojects.com/2013-events/13c12/introduction

Sept. 10-13 – 6th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications, Darmstadt, Germany

www.congrexprojects.com/2013-events/13a06/home

Sept. 10-13 – Conference: Science Operations 2013 – Working Together in Support of Science, Madrid, Spain

www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=CONF2013&page=SCIOPS2013

Sept. 10-13 – Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Wailea Beach, Hawaii

www.amostech.com/

Sept. 10-19 – Workshop: Cosmic-rays Acceleration, Sources and Propagation – A Rendez-vous, Hamburg, Germany

https://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=7169

Sept. 11 – AIAA Educator Academy Mars Rover Demonstration, San Diego, Calif.

www.aiaa.org/MarsRoverDemo/

Sept. 11 – Colloquium: Peering Into The Darkness – Towards Understanding Massive Star Formation, Sydney, Australia

www.atnf.csiro.au/news/news.php?action=show_item&item_id=1225

Sept. 11-12 – Women in Astronomy Workshop, Perth, Australia

http://asawomeninastronomy.org/meetings/wia-workshop-2013/

Sept. 11-12 – Meeting: The Legacy of Bruno Pontecorvo – The Man and the Scientist, Rome, Italy

www.roma1.infn.it/pontecorvo/

Sept. 11-13 – 3rd SKA Pathfinders Radio Continuum Surveys Meeting: Understanding the Radio Continuum Universe with SKA Pathfinders, Manchester, United Kingdom

http://spacs.pbworks.com/w/page/65175245/SPARCS%20Sept%202013

Sept. 11-14 – Conference: Quantum Gravity in the Southern Cone VI, Sao Paulo, Brazil

www.ictp-saifr.org/?page_id=3519

Sept. 11-14 – European Low Gravity Research Association Biennial Symposium, Vatican City, Rome, Italy

www.elgra.org/Frames.htm

Sept. 12 – Lecture: JUpiter ICy moons Explorer – The First Large ESA Cosmic Vision Mission, London, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2013/03/18/9411/jupiter-icy-moons-explorer-juice-the-first-large-esa-cosmic-vision-mission

Sept. 12/13 – Lecture: Telexploration – How Video Game Technologies Can Take NASA to the Next Level, Pasadena, Calif.

www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2013&month=9

Sept. 12-16 – Conference: Scalars 2013, Warsaw, Poland

http://scalars2013.fuw.edu.pl/

Sept. 13 – Lecture: Time-Lapse Photography of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica – What the Coldest and Driest Place on Earth tells us about the Potential for Liquid Water on the Surface of Present-Day Mars, Houston, Texas

www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#2243

Sept. 13 – Lecture: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the End of the Universe, Los Altos Hills, Calif.

www.pastro.org/dnn/Home.aspx

Sept. 13-20 – 7th IRAM 30m Summer School 2013: Millimeter Astronomy, Pradollano, Spain

www.iram-institute.org/EN/content-page-265-7-67-265-0-0.html

Sept. 14 – Lecture: From Imagination to Reality 2, London, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2013/05/16/10585/from-imagination-to-reality-2-2

Sept. 15-19 – Conference: Towards Other Earths II – The Star-Planet Connection, Porto, Portugal

www.astro.up.pt/investigacao/conferencias/toe2014/

Sept. 15-20 – 1st Swift/Fermi/NuSTAR Conference: Explosive Transients – Lighthouses of the Universe, Santorini, Greece

http://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/mtgs/explosive_transients/

Sept. 15-27 – 7th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, Sicily, Italy

http://agenda.infn.it/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5302

Sept. 16 – Workshop: New Results in X-ray Astronomy 2013, Southampton, United Kingdom

www.astro.soton.ac.uk/xray2013/

Sept. 16-18 – Conference: Uranus Beyond Voyager 2 – From Recent Advances to Future Missions, Meudon, France

http://uranus.sciencesconf.org/

Sept. 16-18 – United Nations/Austria Symposium on Space Weather Data, Instruments and Models: Looking Beyond the ISWI, Graz, Austria

www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SAP/act2013/graz/index.html

Sept. 16-18 – Meeting: Synergistic Science with Euclid and the Square Kilometre Array, Oxford, United Kingdom

http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/events/2013/09/16/synergistic-science-with-euclid-and-the-square-kilometre-array

Sept. 16-18 – 22nd International Meeting Journe©es 2013: Scientific Developments from Highly Accurate Space-time Reference Systems, Paris, France

http://syrte.obspm.fr/jsr/journees2013/

Sept. 16-18 – Astronomy 5 Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom

http://dotastronomy.com/blog/2012/12/come-to-cambridge-for-astronomy-5/

Sept. 16-19 – Conference: Setting a New Standard in the Analysis of Binary Stars, Leuven, Belgium

http://fys.kuleuven.be/ster/meetings/binary-2013/setting-a-new-standard-in-the-analysis-of-binary-stars

Sept. 16-19 – Summer School: Black Holes At All Scales, Ioannina, Greece

http://www3.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/staff/eangelakis/cost_sch/cost_summer_school/Welcome.html

Sept. 16-19 – Space Science Training Week: Data Driven Modeling and Forecasting, Leuven, Belgium

http://stce.be/SpSTraining/

Sept. 16-20 – 23rd Cluster Workshop, Tromso, Norway

http://caa.estec.esa.int/wksp/cluster_workshop23_main.xml

Sept. 16-20 – United Nations/China Workshop on Human Space Technology, Beijing, China

www.oosa.unvienna.org/oosa/en/SAP/act2013/China/index.html

Sept. 16-20 – Second U.K.-Ukraine meeting on Solar Physics and Space Science, Kiev, Ukraine

http://swat.group.shef.ac.uk/Conferences/Ukraine_UK_2013/index.html

Sept. 16-20 – 5th INPE Advanced Course; An Overview of Cosmology in the Era of Large Telescopes – Theory, Observations and Simulations, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil

www.das.inpe.br/school/AdvancedCourse/index.php

Sept. 16-21 – 24th Workshop on Weak Interactions and Neutrinos, Natal, Brazil

http://hep.if.usp.br/WIN13/

Sept. 16-27 – Meeting: Stellar Dynamics and Growth of Massive Black Holes, Andalusia, Spain

http://members.aei.mpg.de/amaro-seoane/the-alajar-meeting-2013/

Sept. 18-20 – VSAT 2013 Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

http://vsatevent.com/?utm_source=comsys%2Bwebsite&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=comsys%2Bwebsite

Sept. 18-20 – Ozone Profile Trends Review Meeting, Helsinki, Finland

https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=N2Vob25zaTZwNDAwdXVoZ2Y0M2c4NTlvbTQgY2Fyb2xpbi5hcm5kdEBzcGFyYy1jbGltYXRlLm9yZw&ctz=Europe/Zurich

Sept. 18-21 – Conference: The Modern Physics of Compact Stars and Relativistic Gravity, Yerevan, Armenia

http://indico.cern.ch/confRegistrantsDisplay.py/list?confId=215145

Sept. 18-21 – NRDA 2013 Meeting: Numerical Relativity – Data Analysis, Mallorca, Spain

www.grg.uib.es/NRDA13/

Sept. 19-22 – 2013 Public Symposium: 100 Year Starship, Houston, Texas

http://100yss.org/symposium/2013

Sept. 20 – Lecture: Hunting Intraterrestrials in the Deep Subsurface – Earth’s Last Great Biosphere Frontier, Houston, Texas

www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#2227

Sept. 22 – International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day, Beijing, China

http://iaaweb.org/content/view/542/722/

Sept. 23-24 – Meeting: Origin of the Moon, London, United Kingdom

http://royalsociety.org/events/2013/origin-moon/

Sept. 23-26 – Workshop: Polarimetry of Planetary Systems, Florence, Italy

www.polarisation.eu/index.php/meetings/polarimetry-planetary-systems

Sept. 23-26 – Studying Galaxy Evolution: A Galaxy Zoo Conference, Sydney, Australia

www.atnf.csiro.au/research/conferences/2013/gzo/

Sept. 23-26 – Workshop: Observing Techniques, Instrumentation and Science for Metre-class Telescopes, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

www.astro.sk/APST2013/

Sept. 23-27 – 64th International Aeronautical Congress, Beijing, China

www.iafastro.org/index.php/events/iac/iac-2013

Sept. 23-27 – Workshop: Microphysics in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics, Trento, Italy

www.stellarcollapse.org/micrawiki/index.php/MICRA_2013_–_Microphysics_in_Computational_Relativistic_Astrophysics

Sept. 23-27 – 14th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics and Detectors for Physics Applications, Como, Italy

http://villaolmo.mib.infn.it/home

Sept. 23-27 – Workshop: Galactic Magnetism in the Era of LOFAR and SKA, Stockholm, Sweden

http://agenda.albanova.se/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3861

Sept. 23-27 – Conference: Galaxies Meet GRBs at Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain

www.iaa.es/cabodegata2013/

Sept. 23-27 – International Colloquium: Improving the Performances of Current Optical Interferometers & Future Designs, Haute-Provence, France

www.obs-hp.fr/~hlecorol/workshopOHP/

Sept. 24-26 – First International Symposium: Space Passive Component Days, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

www.congrexprojects.com/13a04

Sept. 24-26 – Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council 2013 Satellite Conference, Hong Kong

www.apscc.or.kr/sub3.asp

Sept. 24-27 – Conference: Waves and Particles: Multi-Messengers from the Universe, Tubingen, Germany

www.uni-tuebingen.de/de/35929

Sept. 24-27 – Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society: Waves and Particles – Multi-Messengers from the Universe, Tubingen, Germany

www.uni-tuebingen.de/de/35929

Sept. 25 – Lecture: Geological Impact Crater Chronology, Houston, Texas

www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#2246

Sept. 25-26 – Meeting: Origin of the Moon – Challenges and Prospects, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

http://royalsociety.org/events/2013/moon-origin-satellite/

Sept. 25-27 – 15th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium 2013, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

www.esmats.eu/noordwijk/index.php

Sept. 25-27 – Workshop: Anisotropic Universe – From Microwaves to Ultrahigh Energies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

http://grappa.science.uva.nl/anisotropies/

Sept. 25-27 – Workshop: Airships – A New Horizon for Science – Part II, Pasadena, Calif.

www.kiss.caltech.edu/workshops/airship2013b/index.html

Sept. 26-27 – Meeting: Stratospheric Temperature Trends, Reading, United Kingdom

https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=aXEzMWQzM3NhbGRzOTE3dTJoMmg1MjZxcmsgY2Fyb2xpbi5hcm5kdEBzcGFyYy1jbGltYXRlLm9yZw&ctz=Europe/Zurich

Sept. 26-28 – LAUNCH Systems Challenged 2013 Forum, Pasadena, Calif.

https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=aXEzMWQzM3NhbGRzOTE3dTJoMmg1MjZxcmsgY2Fyb2xpbi5hcm5kdEBzcGFyYy1jbGltYXRlLm9yZw&ctz=Europe/Zurich

Sept. 29-Oct 03 – 23rd Annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems Conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii

http://adass2013.cfht.hawaii.edu/

Sept. 29-Oct 03 – International Conference: Earth Cryology – XXI Century, Pushchino, Russia

http://cryosol.ru/index/earth_cryology2013/0-45

Sept. 29-Oct. 4 – Sudbury Field Camp: Short Course and Field School at the Sudbury Impact Structure, Sudbury, Canada

www.lpi.usra.edu/nlsi/sudbury/

Sept. 29-Oct. 4 – 6th International Workshop on Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

http://mesonpi.cat.cbpf.br/iwara/

Sept. 29-Oct. 4 – 23rd Evry Schatzman School on Stellar Astrophysics: The Ages of Stars, Roscoff, France

http://ees2013.obspm.fr/index.php?lang=en

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Meeting 2: Review of NASA’s Evidence Reports on Human Health Risks, Washington, D.C.

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=6816

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – Asteroid Initiative Idea Synthesis Virtual Workshop

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/initiative/asteroid-rfi.html

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 – Conference: Multi-Spin Galaxies, Naples, Italy

www.na.astro.it/Multi-Spin_Galaxies/Multi-Spin_Galaxies/Welcome.html

Sept. 30-Oct. 4 – IAU Symposium 303: The Galactic Center: Feeding and Feedback in a Normal Galactic Nucleus, Santa Fe, N.M.

https://science.nrao.edu/science/meetings/IAU303-GC2013

Sept. 30-Oct. 4 – 66th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Princeton, N.J.

www.aps.org/meetings/meeting.cfm?name=GEC13

 




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