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Upcoming Events

June
20

2018 JPL Postdoc Research Day

The JPL Office of the Chief Scientist and Chief Technologist cordially invite you to attend the 2018 JPL Postdoc Research Day on June 20, 2018. There will be over 70 posters on display in the following disciplines: technology, instrumentation and engineering; astrophysics and space science; earth science; planetary science and life detection.


August
27 - 31

NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models

Our yearly summer school focuses on the topic of "Using Satellite Observations to Advance Climate Models". Students will explore how satellite observations can be used to evaluate and improve climate models, and will hear from a range of speakers on climate model diagnostics and evaluation and remote sensing of the planet.


October
1 - 5

Workshop: Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science - Linking Integrated Space Based and In-Situ Observations

The focus of this workshop is to advance progress towards the development of a global biodiversity observation system that couples space-based and ground-based approaches to quantifying biodiversity, to identify gaps in biodiversity traits and EBVs, and to explore how the fusion of diverse remote sensing measurements can contribute to monitoring biodiversity change.

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
June
20
2018 JPL Postdoc Research Day

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Technology Requirements to Operate at and Utilize the Solar Gravity Lens for Exoplanet Imaging

The interest in the SGLF mission is that it may provide the best, affordable way to achieve kilometer scale images and spatially resolved spectra of resolved features associated with a putative biomass.

This study provided an opportunity for in-depth discussion in science, instrumentation and mission – which we hope will lead to specific design and technology development proposals to enable this mission to be launched in the mid-2020s.

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Final Report: PhotoSpec - Comprehensive Ground-Based Studies of Solar- Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence

The major goal of the PhotoSpec program was to develop a set of robust ground-based spectrometers that meet the measurement requirements to retrieve solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence by exploiting solar Fraunhofer lines.

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Moon Diver Mission Concept

Moon Diver Mission Concept: Descending into a Moon Cave to Better Understand the Solar System’s Largest Volcanic Eruptions

The Moon Diver mission concept proposes to send the JPL-developed Axel extreme terrain rover into one of these pits, rappelling down the wall to expose the history of the lunar mare, and to illuminate the workings of the flood basalt eruptions that created them: eruptions on a scale never before witnessed in the history of humankind.

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2018 KISS Study Programs Announced

The KISS Steering Committee has selected the following three programs for inclusion into the 2018 KISS Study Program:

1) Tidal Heating – Lessons from Io and the Jovian System

2) Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science: Linking Integrated Space Based and In-Situ Observations

3) Large Constellations and Formations for Exploring Interstellar Objects and Long-Period Comets

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