Solar System

2020 Landing Site for Mars Rover Mission

, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
This NASA workshop will include oral presentations and discussion related to the science potential of the remaining candidate landing sites: Columbia Hills, Jezero Crater, and NE Syrtis, including an additional landing ellipse within the NE Syrtis region dubbed “Midway.” Midway is located closer

First Fridays at Chabot Space & Science Center

, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore!

50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, The Woodlands, Texas, March 18–22, 2019.

Science with HabEx: UV to Near-Infrared Space Astronomy in the 2030s

, 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) is one of four concepts currently under study by NASA in preparation for the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey.

Becoming Interplanetary: What Living on Earth Can Teach Us about Living on Mars

, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Becoming Interplanetary

Close-range remote sensing of Saturn's rings during Cassini's ring grazing orbits and grand finale

, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
With its 13-year mission at Saturn now complete, Cassini takes its place as the most spectacularly successful interplanetary mission in the history of NASA.  It its final 10 months, from December 2016 to September 2017, Cassini transformed itself into a whole new mission with its Ring Grazing Orb

Passage to Mars

, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Prepare yourself for an adventure! Before man makes it to Mars, he must conquer the Arctic.

XVIth Hvar Astrophysical Colloquium

, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This workshop directly addresses the scientific goals of the VarSITI project - The International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST).
An artist's illustration of a young, sun-like star encircled by its disk of gas and dust.

Could this be why our Solar System is odd?

As recently as two decades ago, we thought our Solar System was “normal.” That was a reasonable assumption as long as you didn’t look at it too closely.
Dark image of Pluto's surface

Capturing an Occultation and a Snapshot of Pluto’s Atmosphere

Last Tuesday night, something unusual happened in the world of astronomy.