JPL and Caltech to Host 2018 COSPAR Conference

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Gregg Vane (left), strategic partner insular system exploration at JPL, and Thomas Prince (right), director of Caltech’s W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies. Image Credit: Pasadena Convention & Visitors BureauThe Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), an international scientific organization, will have its 2018 meeting in Pasadena, California, hosted by the California Institute of Technology and supported by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.“JPL and Caltech are great hosts for this because collectively we’re at the absolute forefront of space science, planetary science, Earth science and space-based astronomy,” said Gregg Vane, chairman of the local organizing committee for the COSPAR 2018 Scientific Assembly, and strategic planner in solar system exploration at JPL.The meeting will take place from July 14-22, 2018, at the Pasadena Convention Center and Hilton Hotel. COSPAR estimates that 3,500 people are expected to attend.JPL and Caltech will work closely with the COSPAR Scientific Commissions to put together a compelling program that will highlight all major scientific advances in Earth and space sciences that will have occurred in the year preceding the 2018 assembly.“There is a rich legacy of space exploration and discovery at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including groundbreaking astrophysics research at the Palomar and Keck Observatories, and numerous successful robotic space missions including Voyager, Cassini, the Mars Curiosity rover, and the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2,” said Thomas Prince, director of Caltech’s W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies.Prince, who was formerly JPL’s chief scientist, will serve as the chair of the assembly’s International Scientific Program Committee, and JPL’s Rosaly Lopes, manager of JPL’s planetary science section and an internationally renowned expert in volcanology, will serve as deputy chair.“We are so honored to have papers from scientists, engineers and technologists from so many different countries showcasing the most exciting developments in space science,” said Lopes, who is also a senior research scientist at JPL.COSPAR was founded in 1958 by the International Council for Science. The organization focuses on the progress of a wide range of scientific investigations that space vechicles, rockets and balloons carry out, and aims to promote an international level of scientific research in space.?Members of COSPAR include national academies of sciences or the equivalent of some 46 space-faring and aspiring space-faring nations, and international scientific unions.Caltech manages JPL for NASA.For more information about COSPAR, visit https://cosparhq.cnes.fr Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Science and Technology JPL and Caltech to Host 2018 COSPAR Conference From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 24, 2014 | 2:03 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribecenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Make a commentlast_img read more

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Whoopi Goldberg latest to postpone Union talk

first_imgHis Arsenal team-mate Héctor Bellerín became the first active Premier League footballer to appear at the Union last week.David Cross, known for his stand-up comedy as well as performances in Mr Show and Arrested Development, was scheduled to speak on 21 February.The Union also underlined that it has continued to announce new speakers throughout the term.As well as Wolff, Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto’s visit has been confirmed. He will appear on 5 March.In a previous statement, a spokesperson for the Union said: “The schedules of these high-profile individuals, are as you can imagine, incredibly subject to change.“Whilst the Union committee work hard to ensure that cancellations are minimal, it’s sometimes just beyond our control.“The Chainsmokers have both fallen ill, and needed to cancel as they really can’t take on any other commitments with an incredibly hectic tour schedule.“The other two speakers’ cancellations were also factors for scheduling reasons that were simply beyond our control.“It’s a shame that there’s been three in such short succession, but again, it really is down to random chance.”The Union also said it hoped that their appearances could be rearranged.The society said: “Hopefully we’ll be able to rearrange these visits for a later date – I understand it’s disappointing for members to hear, but they should know that we really are doing that we can to secure their visits.“It’s also worth adding that just as speakers cancel, we’ve also had several additions – busy schedules of course mean that events are sometimes cancelled, but equally means that sometimes things can’t be arranged unless at short notice, which leads to new additions!” Whoopi Goldberg has become the fourth speaker in the past two weeks to postpone a visit to the Oxford Union.The actress and television host has delayed her appearance at the debating society due to “unavoidable changes to her work schedule”.Last Saturday, Cherwell reported that DJ duo The Chainsmokers, German footballer Mesut Özil, and American comedian David Cross had cancelled their visits due to “factors beyond [the Union’s] control”.The talks were set to be four of the highlights in this term’s line-up.A statement offered by the Oxford Union said: “the event has been postponed to a date yet to be decided due to unavoidable work commitments that have come up on Whoopi’s end. We are working to reschedule.“As before, these are factors out of our control, as the schedule’s [sic] of such individuals are incredibly hectic and subject to change.”Goldberg, the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar, was scheduled to speak on 24 February.Her appearance has been replaced in the Union’s term card with a talk from American journalist Michael Wolff, whose recent book Fire & Fury: Inside The Trump White House attracted international media coverage and topped the New York Times best-sellers list.The Chainsmokers, listed by Forbes as the third-highest paid DJs worldwide, had been due to speak on 13 February.They were unavailable due to illness.Mesut Özil was due to visit on 20 February, just two days before his side’s Europa League last-32 game at home to Östersunds.last_img read more

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Burundi opposition to boycott polls slated for Monday

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