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Upcoming Events

May
20

Data-Driven Approaches to Searches for Technosignatures

The goal of the short course is to provide an introduction to the scope and information content of the modern astronomical data sets, including astronomical measurements and data types, digital sky surveys and the exponential data growth, Virtual Observatory and Astroinformatics, and observable parameter spaces.


May
20 - 24

Data-Driven Approaches to Searches for the Technosignatures of Advanced Civilizations

This workshop will explore the possible paths for a systematic exploration of observable parameter spaces derived from the modern sky surveys, using machine learning and other computational tools. To this effect, it will address specific methods to conduct objective searches for sources or signals that would appear anomalous in some well-defined way.


August
26 - 30

Nebulae: Deep-Space Computing Clouds

The purpose of this workshop is to study how to reduce risk in future missions, accelerate science discovery, and enable a new class of high-data-rate, deep space science missions by taking advantage of high-performance spaceflight computing and data storage.

27
August
 Tyranny of the Rocket Equation
27
October
Profits in the Final Frontier
Space Entrepreneurship Panel:

Profits in the Final Frontier
6
November
Proposal Concepts Due
Proposal Concepts Due
22
December
Proposals Due
Proposals Due
7 - 11
December
Methane on Mars
Workshop:

Methane on Mars
15
February
Proposals Selections Announced
Proposals Selections Announced
14 - 17
June
Methane on Mars - Part II
3
October
Solicitation Release Date
Solicitation Release Date
3
November
Proposal Concepts Due
Proposal Concepts Due (noon)
20
December
Proposals Due
Proposals Due (noon)
18-20
January
Co-Sponsored Event
Star Formation and Nearby Galaxies with JWST
26-31
March
Caltech Space Challenge 2017
03-04
June
The Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium
15
May
Cassini's Grand Finale
16
August
JPL Postdoc Research Day
October
3
Call for Concepts for Study Programs
November
3
Proposal Concepts Due
Announcement:

Proposal Concepts Due
December
20
Proposals Due
Announcement:

Proposals Due
November
15
JPL Research Poster Conference
February
12-16
MarsX: Mars Subsurface Exploration
March
19-23
Designing Future CMB Experiments
December
9
Plan B: Engineering a Cooler Earth
22
February
The Interstellar Age
2
April
Moon Diver Mission Concept
15
October
Tidal Heating on Solar System Worlds
June
20
2018 JPL Postdoc Research Day
July
19
Solar Probe
1
November
Proposal Concepts Due
Proposal Concepts Due
5
November
KISS Affiliates
KISS Affiliates Program Nominations Concepts Due
November
7
2018 JPL Research Poster Conference
18
December
Proposals Due
Proposals Due
November
7
2018 JPL Research Poster Conference

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