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May 16-22, 2016 / Vol 35, No 20 / Hawai`i Island, USA

13 May 2016, 20:29 UTC
May 16-22, 2016 / Vol 35, No 20 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Astronautics and Astronomy Advancing at Successive CASI, RASC, CSCA Meetings in Ontario

The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute is hosting the 17th Astronautics Conference (ASTRO 2016) May 17-19 at the Delta Hotel City Centre in the national capital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The plenary program features Canadian and International space leaders including Canadian Space Agency President Sylvain Laporte, ESA Director General Jan Woerner, DLR Chair of Executive Board Pascale Ehrenfreund, Mexican Space Agency Director General Francisco Jiménez, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and NASA Chief Technologist David Miller. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is meeting for the 57th RASC General Assembly in a joint event with AstroCATS, Canada’s largest astronomy and telescope show (RASC GA2016 / AstroCATS) May 19-23 at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. The comprehensive schedule comprises exhibits, displays, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, tours and social events. Presenters include Peter Brown of Western University, Charles Ennis of RASC Sunshine Coast, Anne Hornschemeier of Goddard Research Center NASA, Robert Jedicke of Institute for Astronomy of University of Hawaii, David Levy comet hunter extraordinaire and others. On May 16 Navdeep Bains, Minister of CSA, is scheduled to make an announcement on Human spaceflight alongside a CSA Astronaut and CSA President Sylvain ...

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