Calendar

(primary source: Chase’s Calendar of Events) – Also see the Events checklist

  • Saturday, Jan 31

    • Backward Day
    • Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
    • Seed Swap Day
  • Ongoing:

    • NBA regular season games – thru Jun 2015
  • Saturday & beyond:

    • Feb 1 Super Bowl XLIX (49) – 6:30 p.m. EST – Glendale, Arizona
    • Feb 2 Groundhog Day
    • Feb 2 Wetlands Day – support the protection of wetlands
    • Feb 8 Grammy Awards – on CBS
    • Feb 21 Independent Spirit Awards – on IFC
    • Feb 22 Academy Awards (Oscars) – on ABC
    • Mar 6 U.S. spacecraft Dawn scheduled to enter orbit around Ceres, the largest asteroid in our solar system, about the size of Texas – jpl.nasa.gov
    • Apr 8 Lunar eclipse – USAToday.com
    • Jun 6-Jul 5: FIFA Women’s World Cup – Canada
    • Jul 25-Aug 2: Special Olympics World Games – Los Angeles, California
    • Sep 28 Lunar eclipse – USAToday.com
    • 2016: Feb 7: Super Bowl XLX (50) – Santa Clara, California
    • 2016: Feb 29: Leap Day (previous Leap Day was in 2012)
    • 2016: Aug 5-21: Summer Olympic Games – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • 2016: Nov 8: U. S. presidential election
    • 2017: NASA plans to conduct the first launch of its largest rocket yet, the Space Launch System, designed to carry the Orion capsule – NBCNews.com
    • 2017: Feb 5 (tentative): Super Bowl LI (51) – Houston, Texas
    • 2017: America’s Cup likely to be held in the summer of 2017, most likely in San Francisco – USAToday.com
    • 2017: Aug 21: Total solar eclipse – more info: timeanddate.com
    • 2018 (late): James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched by an unmanned rocket to replace Hubble Space Telescope – originally scheduled to be launched in 2014 – spie.orgextremetech.comspace.com
    • 2018: Winter Olympic Games – Pyeongchang, South Korea
    • 2018: World Cup – in Russia
    • 2020: International Space Station reaches end of service life but could be extended to 2028
    • 2020: Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo, Japan
    • 2021: NASA plans to conduct the first manned launch of the Orion capsule atop the Space Launch System – NBCNews.com
    • 2029: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass about 18,300 miles from Earth with practically no chance of hitting Earth – the 885-foot long object is expected to pass even closer to Earth in 2036 – examiner.com
    • 2032: Asteroid 2013 TV135 expected to pass near Earth – as of October 2013, NASA is 99.998% sure it won’t hit Earth (a 1 in 63,000 chance it will hit Earth) – CNN.com
    • 2036: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass close to Earth – in Oct 2009, NASA estimated the chances of the 885-foot long object hitting Earth at 1 in 250,000 – scientists had earlier estimated chances at 1 in 45,000 – examiner.com
    • 2040: Feb: Asteroid 2011 AG5 expected to pass close to Earth – cnn.com
    • 2061: Halley’s Comet next expected to be visible from Earth
    • 2106: Asteroid expected to pass close to Earth
    • 2170: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,800 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com
    • 2182: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com

Special observations, etc. for months:

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