Events

January 22, 2014

Conferences and Events – February 2014

Feb. 2-6 – 94th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga.

http://annual.ametsoc.org/2014/

Feb. 2-7 – Aspen Winter Conference 2014: Unveiling the Formation of Massive Galaxies – Theoretical and Observational Challenges, Ann Arbor, Mich.

https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/massive-galaxies-aspen-2014/

Feb. 3-5 – Conference: Vesta in the Light of Dawn, Houston, Texas

www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/vesta2014/

Feb. 3-6 – Workshop: Exoplanet Observations with the E-ELT, Garching, Germany

www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2014/exoelt2014.html

Feb. 3-14 -Advanced Workshop on LHC Physics and Cosmology, Cairo, Egypt

http://wlcapp.net/confs/ICTP_2014_SMR2619/ScientificProgram.html

Feb. 4-6 – Workshop: Satellites to the Seafloor – Autonomous Science to Forge a Breakthrough in Quantifying the Global Ocean Carbon Budget – Part II, Pasadena, Calif.

www.kiss.caltech.edu/workshops/seafloor2014/index.html

Feb. 5 – Lecture: Archaeology at an Apollo Test Site, London, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2013/11/29/12184/archaeology-at-an-apollo-test-site

Feb. 5 – Colloquium: Quiescent Black Holes in Globular Clusters, Sydney, Australia

www.atnf.csiro.au/news/news.php?action=show_item&item_id=1282

Feb. 5-6 – 17th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference, Washington, D.C.

https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1302080

Feb. 5-7 – Workshop on the Habitability of Icy Worlds, Pasadena, Calif.

www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/icyworlds2014/

Feb. 5-7 – Meeting 4: Space-Based Additive Manufacturing of Space Hardware, Washington, D.C.

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=6993

Feb. 6-8 – 20th Annual Space Exploration Educators Conference, Houston, Texas

http://spacecenter.org/education-programs/teacher-programs/teachers-seec/

Feb. 9-14 – AGU Chapman Conference on Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Solar System, Yosemite National Park, Calif.

http://chapman.agu.org/ionosphere/

Feb. 9-14 – Exoclimes III Conference, Davos, Switzerland

http://www.exoclimes.org/

Feb. 10-11 – Expert Meeting on Improving Space Weather Forecasting in the Next Decade, Vienna, Austria

http://newserver.stil.bas.bg/ISWI/Meetings/Cevents.html#item12

Feb. 10-11 – Meeting: A Survey of the Active Scientific Use of the Radio Spectrum, Washington, D.C.

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=6991

Feb. 10-15 – Fudan Winter School on Astrophysical Black Holes, Shanghai, China

http://bambi2014.fudan.edu.cn/school2014/Home.html

Feb. 11-13 – 25th Annual NASA Space Radiation Investigators’ Workshop, Galveston, Texas

www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/hrp2014/space_rad/

Feb. 12-13 – 2014 NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, Galveston, Texas

www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/hrp2014/

Feb. 13 & 14 – Lecture: The History and Future of Space Communications – Celebrating 50 Years of the NASA Deep Space, Pasadena, Calif.

www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2014&month=2

Feb. 14 – Royal Astronomical Society Ordinary Meeting, London, United Kingdom

www.ras.org.uk/component/gem/?id=255

Feb. 14 – Meeting: Nucleosynthesis – Origins and Impacts, London, United Kingdom

www.ras.org.uk/component/gem/?id=254

Feb. 16-21 – Meeting: The Impact of Galactic Structure on Star Formation, Sapporo, Japan

http://astro3.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/igssf2014/

Feb. 17 – Meeting: Russia-ESA Lunar Exploration Corporation – Lunar Mission Speed Dating, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

http://congrexprojects.com/2014-events/14c05a/introduction

Feb. 17-18 – First FISICA Workshop: Science Goals of a Sub-arcsecond Far-infrared Space Observatory, Rome, Italy

http://fisica.iaps.inaf.it/wp/

Feb. 17-21 – Symposium: Transformational Science with the SKA – Synergies with ALMA and other Contemporary Instruments, Stellenbosch, South Africa

http://ska2014.ska.ac.za/

Feb. 17-21 – Workshop: Tracing the Cosmic Web, Leiden, The Netherlands

http://congrexprojects.com/2014-events/14c05/

Feb. 18-19 – Science and Challenges of Lunar Sample Return Workshop, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Feb. 18-19 – NETSPACE Workshop: NETworking Technologies for Efficient SPACE Data Dissemination and Exploitation, Athens, Greece

www.space.noa.gr/netspace/

Feb. 18-20 – Workshop: Planetary Magnetic Fields – Planetary Interiors and Habitability – Part II, Pasadena, Calif.

www.kiss.caltech.edu/workshops/magnetic2014/index.html

Feb. 19-22 – Suzaku-MAXI Conference: Expanding the Frontiers of the X-ray Universe, Shikoku, Japan

http://wwwxray.ess.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/SuzakuMAXI2014/

Feb. 20 – Lecture: A Tail of Two Comets … and a Dog in the Night, Bath, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2013/11/29/12176/a-tail-of-two-comets-and-a-dog-in-the-night

Feb. 21 – Meeting: The Life of Solar Prominences, London, United Kingdom

www.ras.org.uk/component/gem/?id=257

Feb. 23-28 – 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii

www.sgmeet.com/osm2014/default.asp

Feb. 23-March 1 – 28th Workshop in Particle Physics, Aosta Valley, Italy

www.pi.infn.it/lathuile/lathuile_2014.html

Feb. 24-25 – MilSatCom Middle East & Africa Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

www.smi-online.co.uk/defence/middleeast/conference/milsatcom-middle-east-africa

Feb. 24-28 – Conference: Tribes of the Deep Sky – Multiwavelength Studies of Populations in Clusters and Groups, Parys, South Africa

https://sites.google.com/site/tribesofthedeepsky/

Feb. 25-26 – Workshop: Planning for a Joint Scientific Space Mission, Chengdu, China

http://sci.esa.int/cosmic-vision/53072-esa-and-cas-planning-for-a-joint-mission/

Feb. 26 – Lecture: Skylab – Why was it America’s Only Space Station?, London, United Kingdom

www.bis-space.com/2013/11/29/12190/skylab-why-was-it-americas-only-space-station

Feb. 26-28 – UCLA’s 11th Symposium on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe, Los Angeles, Calif.

https://hepconf.physics.ucla.edu/dm14/

Feb. 28 – Lecture: The Early Magmatic and Tectonic History of the Moon as Revealed by GRAIL, Houston, Texas

www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#2284

Feb. 28-March 2 – NARCON 2014 Conference: Rocketry – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

www.narcon.org/

 




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