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SSB SPACE SCIENCE WEEK (National Academies), Mar 23-25, 2021, virtual

The Space Studies Board (SSB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold its annual Space Science Week from March 23-25, 2021 where all six of its standing committees meet in plenary and individual sessions.

The entire event is virtual due to the pandemic.

All the committees meet together in plenary session on March 23 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm ET, followed by a public lecture from 5:30-6:30 pm ET.  For 2021, the public lecture topic is Climate Change as Seen From Space.  The speaker is Gavin Schmidt, Acting Senior Climate Advisor, NASA headquarters, and Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

The agenda for the March 23 plenary session, including the public lecture, is on the SSB’s website.

The six committees will meet individually on March 24 and some also on March 25.  Some sessions are open and some are closed.

See individual SpacePolicyOnline.com calendar entries for those committees.

  • Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences (CAPS)
  • Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA)
  • Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space (CBPSS)
  • Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space (CESAS)
  • Committee on Planetary Protection (CoPP)
  • Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP)


March 23, 2021 @ 7:30 am
March 25, 2021 @ 11:00 pm