Below please find a list of Associated Events brought to the attention of the Secretariat. No sign up is required for these events.
International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Day*, 09:00 – 16:00, Saturday, 14 July 2018, Session Room 06 (PCC) – R101.
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) will host its regular Academy Day at the 2018 COSPAR Scientific Assembly on Sunday, 14 July, 9:00 – 16:00. Academy Day is a technical program comprised of invited lectures on the theme of Space Exploration, starting with planned investigations of the Moon and proceding throughout and beyond the boundaries of the Solar System. These featured lectures will be presented by renowned scientists in their respective fields and will be tailored for a scientifically savvy, but general, audience.
International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Dinner, 19:00 – 22:00, Saturday, 14 July 2018, Gold Room, Civic Auditorium.
For those attending COSPAR 2018. You can purchase your IAA dinner ticket at the time of registering. Please contact cospar2018-registration at icsevents.com if you have any questions.
If you are not attending COSPAR 2018, but would like to purchase tickets, please use the link below:
Tickets are $50.00 per person
International Living with a Star (ILWS) Meeting* , 09:00 – 18:00, Saturday, 14 July 2018, Session Room 4 (PCC) – R212. Open to all participants.
AstroFest*, Saturday, 14 July 2018, Pasadena Convention Center. Opening event of Astroweek (see below). Open to the public.
AstroWeek*, Saturday, 14 July – Sunday, 22 July 2018, Pasadena. Astronomy on tap, public lectures, art exhibitions, stargazing,…. Open to the public.
Elsevier Publishing Connect Workshop: How to Get Published, 21:00 – 22:30, Monday, 16 July 2018, Session Room 11 (PCC) – R106. Open to all participants.
Elsevier is delighted to announce the Elsevier Publishing Connect Workshop: How to Get Published at the COSPAR Assembly in Pasadena.
During this workshop, an Elsevier Publisher will provide a presentation on how to write a good scientific paper. The presentation contains tips about how to prepare your manuscript using proper manuscript language and how to structure your article. The workshop will be co-presented by an Editor of the society journal Advances in Space Research. With this workshop we aim to help you increase the chances of getting your paper published.
The workshop is tentatively scheduled to take place on 16 July 2018 from 21:00 – 22:30. It will consist of a 40-minute presentation by an Elsevier Publisher followed by a 30-minute presentation by an Editor of Advances in Space Research, leaving 20 minutes for questions and open floor discussions.
The workshop is open to all participants, but is mostly aimed at early career scientists (PhD-students and postdocs). The number of attendees is limited by the allocated room capacity.
– Small Satellites for Space Science (4S), a COSPAR Roadmap Document, 13:00 – 13:45, Wednesday, 18 July 2018, Session Room 16 (PCC)-Ballroom D. Open to all participants.
The 4S Roadmap Committee: Meir Ariel, Sergey Bartalev, Maurice Borgeaud, Stefano Campagnola, Julie Castillo-Rogez, René Fléron, Volker Gass, Anna Gregorio, David Klumpar, Bhavya Lal, Malcolm Macdonald, Robyn Millan (co-chair), James Park, V. Sambasiva Rao, Klaus Schilling, Graeme Stephens, Alan Title, Rudolf von Steiger (co-chair), Ji Wu
In 2016 COSPAR commissioned an international scientific roadmap on Small Satellites for Space Science (4S), focusing particularly on CubeSats and CubeSat-technology enabled small satellites. The report is motivated by recent progress and results summarized in a published paper (Zurbuchen, von Steiger et al., Performing High-Quality Science on CubeSats, Space Research Today, Vol. 196, pp. 10-30, August 2016) and a study by the US National Academies (Zurbuchen, Lal, et al., Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2016). The roadmap has been developed by a study team that covers a broad range of scientific disciplines, from Earth to planetary science and from solar system science to astronomy. The team is composed of scientists and engineers working in universities, public research institutions and industry.
The roadmap is to advance the frontiers of science through innovation and international collaboration using small satellites. The world of small satellites is evolving quickly and an opportunity exists to leverage these developments to make scientific progress. In particular, the increasing availability of low-cost launch and commercially available hardware provides an opportunity to reduce the overall cost of science missions. This in turn should increase flight rates and encourage scientists to propose more innovative concepts, leading to scientific breakthroughs. New scientific opportunities also exist because of advances in artificial intelligence.
This roadmap provides several examples of long-term scientific visions that could be enabled by the small satellite revolution. For the purposes of this report, “small satellites” is somewhat arbitrarily defined to have an upper mass limit in the range of 200 kg. The mass limit is less important than the processes used to build and launch these satellites. In particular, the goal of this roadmap is to encourage the science community to leverage developments in the small satellite industry in order to increase flight rates, and change the way small science satellites are built and managed. The first section describes the current status and scientific potential of small satellites and CubeSats. Section 2 describes four examples of the type of science missions that could be achieved. The science concepts and priorities of the future should ultimately come from the science community, however, the visions outlined in this report serve to focus the discussion. In Section 3, we describe some institutional roadblocks and means to overcome them. The ultimate destination is a world in which international teams of scientists pursue novel and far-reaching goals. This roadmap provides some possible paths to reach such goals.
Members of the study team will give an in-depth presentation of the roadmap and its findings and recommendations. The document will ultimately be published in Advances in Space Research.
SCOSTEP’s Next Scientific Program (NSP), 13:00 – 14:00, Thursday, 19 July 2018, Session Room 27 (HH) – Monterey. Open to all participants.
Elsevier Publishing Connect Workshop: How to Review a Manuscript, 13:00 – 14:00, Thursday, 19 July 2018, Session Room 11 (PCC) – R106. Open to all participants.
Elsevier is delighted to announce the Elsevier Publishing Connect Workshop: How to Review a Manuscript at the COSPAR Assembly in Pasadena. During this workshop, an Elsevier Publisher will provide a presentation on the reviewing process in general, the role of the reviewer, things to review when reviewing a manuscript and ethics. The workshop will be co-presented by an Editor of the society journal Advances in Space Research.
The workshop is tentatively scheduled to take place on 19 July 2018 from 13:00 to 14:00. It will consist of a 30-minute presentation by an Elsevier Publisher followed by a 15-minute presentation by an Editor of Advances in Space Research, leaving 15 minutes for questions and open floor discussions.
The workshop is aimed at young researchers at postdoc level or higher who are experienced authors, but inexperienced reviewers. The number of attendees is limited by the allocated room capacity.
COSPAR 60th Anniversary Roundtable, 09:30 – 11:00, Friday, 20 July 2018, Session Room 23 (PCC) – Gold Room. Open to all participants.
A roundtable discussion, involving two past COSPAR Presidents, Professors Gerhard Haerendel and Roger-Maurice Bonnet, the current COSPAR President Professor Lennard A. Fisk, and moderated by Dr. Athena Coustenis. The discussion will address the continuing evolution and perspectives of COSPAR in its role serving the international space research community.
– Ionospheric Scales Discussion, 09:00 – 16:00, Saturday, 21 July 2018, Session Room 4 (PCC) – R212. Open to all participants.
The goal of this one-day meeting is to discuss the design of an Ionospheric Scale, similar to the G, R, and S Scales currently used for Geomagnetic Storms, Solar Radiation Storms, and Radio Blackouts. The current scales only partially address the impacts of the ionosphere on operational systems; for instance the R scale address the impact of solar flares on absorption of HF radio signals in the D-region ionosphere. This discussion session will review the outcome of the side meetings held in conjunction with Space Weather Workshops, which addressed the customer base currently not served well by existing Scales, what form the scale should take, and what real-time data stream should drive it? This one-day meeting will follow the COSPAR-2018-PSW.3 entitled “From ionospheric indices towards Standardized Activity Scales for Space Weather Services” earlier in the week. The outcome will be a recommendation to the operational centers for the design of an Ionospheric Scale, that hopefully will be adopted internationally.
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