September 29, 2014

The 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014

The 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014, the world’s premier space event, will take place in Toronto, Canada from September 29 to October 3, 2014 at the award-winning Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Congress theme “Our World Needs Space” will promote an exploration of the relationship between Earth and space and the ways that space activities help to meet our needs on Earth.

The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) is proud to host IAC 2014. CASI has had the priviledge of hosting two previous IACs, both to great acclaim: IAC 1991 in Montreal, and more recently IAC 2004 in Vancouver.

This unique global international collaborative platform brings together experts active in industry, government and academia, as well as many retirees and amateurs of space. IAC 2014 will provide an excellent opportunity for participants from around the world to network and present their latest accomplishments and future plans, identify opportunities for collaboration, and share their opinions on the widest possible array of topics.

IAC 2014 Chair Ron Holdway looks forward to welcoming YOU to Toronto for IAC 2014!

Start: September 29, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: September 29, 2014 8:00 am PDT
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre - South Building
Toronto, Canada

October 1, 2014

Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG)

Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) – October 2014

Start: October 1, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: October 1, 2014 5:00 pm PDT

November 9, 2014

46th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting (DPS)

46th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting (DPS)
9-14 November 2014
JW Marriott Starr Pass
Tucson, AZ

Start: November 9, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: November 14, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: JW Marriott Starr Pass
Tucson, AZ, United States

December 15, 2014

American Geophysical Union

Start: December 15, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: December 19, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
San Francisco, CA, United States

SSERVI Science Teams

  • Observations of the lunar impact plume from the LCROSS event


    McMath‐Pierce telescope observed sodium (Na) emission from LCROSS impact on October 9, 2009.When the Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) impacted Cabeus crater on October 9th, it pitched up frozen water along with some sodium, astronomers reported today.

    According to the LCROSS team, the impact event pitched up about 660 pounds of water frozen on the bottom of the crater. NLSI researcher R. M. Killen at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center reported that the plume also contained about 3.3 pounds of sodium chloride.

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