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Watch the 2015 NRC Space Science Week Public Lecture 

“What is our place in the Universe?” Throughout human history, astronomy has repeatedly overthrown our understanding of this question and new telescopes and astronomers continue to do so. Join Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute as he explores 6,000 years of human astronomy, showcases the biggest discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, including some of his own work, and ponders current mysteries of the Universe that may be unlocked by NASA's next flagship telescopes.


 Delivered April 1, 2015 as part of Space Science Week.


The following standing committees of the Space Studies Board, the Board on Physics and Astronomy and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board met in Washington, DC, March 31-April 2, 2015 at the National Academy of Sciences Building, to convene and discuss issues and advances in their fields:

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

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