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Upcoming Events

June
3 - 7

Workshop: Blazing Paths to Observing Stellar and Exoplanet Particle Environments - Part II

Building upon the promising ideas sparked at the inaugural Pathways to Observing Particle Environments of Stars and Exoplanets workshop, the second workshop convenes four key working groups focused on: Quasi-steady particle fluxes, Transient events, Extrasolar planetary-space weather interactions, and Programmatics.



June
5

Lecture: Origins and Evolution of Life in Space and Time

Join Dr. James L. Green as he discusses the origins and evolution of life in space and time. It is estimated that life started on Earth approximately 3.9 billion years ago. However, there are only a few locations on Earth, that old, that have remained undisturbed which would enable our study of the planetary conditions at a time that enabled life to take hold. Although we don't yet know how life got started here, early life forms would not be very complex. By studying the evolution of our own planet and Sun, it may give us some clues as to what to look for life at other locations in our own solar system and in the solar systems of other stars.



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
KISS Logo
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
KISS Logo
January
31
KISS Logo
January
24
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