LAST UPDATED Nov. 7: These dates are subject to change, and will be updated throughout the year as firmer dates arise. 
Space.com, By Hanneke Weitering 
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November

Nov. 10: A Chinese Kuaizhou 1A rocket will launch two small satellites named KL-Alpha from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert. The purpose of the mission and the time of the launch have not yet been disclosed. 
Nov. 11: Mercury transits the sun. Skywatchers (with proper eye protection) can see the small planet Mercury pass in front of the sun. 
Nov. 11: SpaceX plans to launch its next batch of approximately 60 satellites for its Starlink broadband internet service. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 9:51-10:02 a.m. EST (1451-1502 GMT).
Nov. 12: Full Moon. The "Beaver Moon" will reach the full phase at 8:34 a.m. EDT (1334 GMT). 
Nov. 15: NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will take a 6.5-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to begin repairs on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
Nov. 17-18: The Leonid meteor shower peaks. 
Nov. 20: India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will launch the first Cartosat 3 series Earth observation satellite. It will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India.
Nov. 20-21: SpaceCom 2019, the annual commercial space conference and exposition takes place in Houston.
Nov. 22: Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket to launch the TIBA 1 and Inmarsat 5 F5 communications satellites. It will lift off from the Guiana Space Center near Kourou, French Guiana, at 4:08 p.m. EST (2108 GMT).
Nov. 26: New moon.
Nov. 29: Conjunction of the moon and Saturn. The waxing crescent moon will pass less than a degree to the south of Saturn. Catch the pair together in the evening sky.
Also scheduled to launch in November (from Spaceflight Now): 
  • Crew Dragon Demo 2: SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to make its first crewed test flight to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on board. This will be the Crew Dragon's first test flight with astronauts on board following the uncrewed Demo-1 mission in March. 
  • An Arianespace Vega rocket will launch the United Arab Emirates' Falcon Eye 2 Earth observation satellite from Kourou, French Guiana. 
  • Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket may make its first orbital test flight after dropping from a modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.
  • Chinese Kuaizhou 1A rocket will launch a small satellite to join the Jilin 1 Earth observation constellation. It will lift off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert.

December

Dec. 1: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch a Progress cargo delivery spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Dec. 10: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch a Glonass M navigation satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia.
Dec. 12: Full Moon. The "Cold Moon" will reach the full phase at 12:12 a.m. EDT (0512 GMT). 
Dec. 13-14: The Geminid meteor shower peaks. 
Dec. 15: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the JCSAT 18/Kacific 1 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Dec. 16: China's Long March 4B rocket will launch the CBERS 4A remote sensing satellite from Taiyuan, China, at 10:21 p.m. EST (0321 GMT on Dec. 17).
Dec. 17: An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will launch the first COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG 1) radar surveillance satellite for the Italian space agency. Flying as a secondary payload is the European Space Agency's Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite (CHEOPS). The mission will lift off from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana at 3:54 a.m. EST (0854 GMT).
Dec. 17: The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will launch an uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT) at approximately 7:45 a.m. EST (1245 GMT).
Dec. 19: Russian Soyuz rocket will launch 32 satellites for OneWeb's global satellite internet constellation. It will lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. 
Dec. 21: Solstice. Today marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. 
Dec. 21-22: The Ursid meteor shower peaks. 
Dec. 22: Conjunction of the moon and Mars. Watch the moon pass about 3 degrees to the north of Mars in the dawn sky. 
Dec. 24: Russia will use a Proton rocket to launch the Elektro-L 3 geostationary weather satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. 
Dec. 25: A Russian Rockot launch vehicle will launch three Gonets M communications satellites from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia.
Dec. 25-26: An annular solar eclipse will be visible from the Arabian Peninsula to Indonesia. A partial solar eclipse will be visible across much of Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and western Africa. 
Dec. 28: Conjunction of the moon and Venus. See the slender crescent moon pass within 1 degree of the "evening star" tonight. 
Also scheduled to launch in December (from Spaceflight Now):
  • India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will launch the RISAT 2BR1 radar Earth observation satellite for the Indian Space Research Organization.
  • India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), designated PSLV-C49, will launch the RISAT 2BR2 radar Earth observation satellite for the Indian Space Research Organization. 
  • Chinese Long March 5 rocket will launch the Shijian 20 communications satellite from Wenchang, China.

Coming in 2020

  • China will launch the Chang'e 5 mission to return samples from the moon. It will be the first lunar sample return mission attempted since 1976.
  • Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket may launch the ELaNa-20 rideshare mission with 14 cubesats. A Boeing 747 named "Cosmic Girl" will air-launch the rocket over the Pacific Ocean after taking off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
  • India's Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) will launch on its first commercial mission with four Earth observation satellites for BlackSky Global. It will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India.
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