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The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments

Date: 16-21 March 2014

Location: Tucson, AZ, US,

Motivated by the rapidly increasing number of known Earth-sized planets, the increasing range of extreme conditions in which life on Earth can persist, and the progress toward a technology that will ultimately enable the search for life on exoplanets, the Vatican Observatory and the Steward Observatory announce a major conference entitled The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments.

The goal of the conference is to bring together the interdisciplinary community required to address this multi-faceted challenge: experts on exoplanet observations, early and extreme life on Earth, atmospheric biosignatures, and planet-finding telescopes.

This conference will be webcast and recorded for later viewing on demand. There will also be two special Virtual Coffee Break sessions utilizing Google Hangouts, on Wednesday from 12:15-12:45 MST and on Thursday from 12:15-12:45 MST.

Please check the conference website for more information.

How to Participate in this Virtual Conference

To join the main conference broadcast using a web browser:

The slides and audio/video for this meeting will be presented using Adobe Connect. To join the meeting, connect to:

If you are having problems connecting, you can try joining, rebooting your computer, or try joining from another network.

If you have any questions regarding the webcast, please contact Mike Toillion (

To join the Virtual Coffee Break session:

Please check the conference website for specific connection details.


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