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Upcoming Events

July
24

Journeys at Mars: Discoveries and Future Exploration

Join experienced Mars scientists on Wednesday July 24th from 6 pm for a discussion on the future of Mars. The panel will speak from their personal perspectives about the most important discoveries from the Red Planet, and what they believe is next for Mars exploration!


July 31 -
August 1

Symposium: Capturing an Opportunity at Apophis

The symposium will focus primarily on evaluating the expected science return from a rendezvous mission to Apophis during its close Earth flyby that is being developed jointly by Caltech, JPL and CNES, along with industry partners.


September
9 - 13

Workshop: Sample return from all across the Solar System

This study will evaluate the science case for, and feasibility of, returning samples from the surface, atmosphere, and/or plumes of planetary bodies all across the Solar System, from Mercury to Kuiper Belt Objects beyond Pluto’s orbit.


September
23 - 27

Workshop: Metasurface Optics for High-Contrast Imaging: Design, Fabrication, and Implementation

This workshop aims to convene a diverse group of researchers, including end-users, designers, fabricators, and metrology experts, to explore and advance the application of metasurface optics in the field of astronomy and high-resolution imaging.


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
October
1
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
July
10
2019 JPL Postdoc Research Day
August
19-23
NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models
January
7 - 9
Exploring Ocean Worlds (ExOW)
January
26
Affiliates Welcome Event
Special Event:

Affiliates Welcome
January
31
Affiliates Welcome Event
June
7 - 11
 Workshop: Next-Generation Planetary Geodesy
November
19
 Nominations Due: 2022 KISS Affiliates Program
Nominations Due:

2022 KISS Affiliates Program
December
20
 Proposals Due: 2022 Study Programs
Proposals Due:

2022 KISS Study Programs
February
23
 Fireside Chat with Chad Edwards
Special Event:

Fireside Chat with Chad Edwards
Nov. 28
- Dec. 2
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October
3
Call for Concepts for Study Programs
November
2
Proposal Concepts Due
Announcement:

Proposal Concepts Due
December
20
Proposals Due
Announcement:

Proposals Due
March
14
KISS Logo
KISS Affiliate Event:

KISS Pi Day
April
8
KISS Logo
April
26
KISS Logo
KISS Affiliate Event:

Game Night at Tolman/Bacher House
October
3
Solicitation Released
November
3
Proposal Concepts Due
Announcement:

Proposal Concepts Due
December
20
Proposals Due
Announcement:

Proposals Due
October
3
 Announcement: 2024 KISS Affiliates Program
November
3
 Nominations Due: 2024 KISS Affiliates Program
Nominations Due:

2024 KISS Affiliates Program
January
19
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January
31
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January
24
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July 31 -
August 1
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