Press Release

First Notice: First Annual Astrobiology Science Conference

By SpaceRef Editor
November 19, 1999
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NASA will host an international conference on astrobiology science to be
held this spring at NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California,
on April 3-5, 2000. The focus of the meeting is on scientific results that
illustrate the broad multidisciplionary nature of astrobiology. As such,
this conference will complement other, more narrowly focused meetings that
deal primarily with one or two subdisciplines of astrobiology. We hope
that this conference will become an annual event and will help to develop a
growing constituency for astrobiology within the international scientific
community. Abstracts of contributed papers for the conference will be due
on February 1, 2000. We are in the process of finalizing the Scientific
Organizing Committee, and we will shortly provide more details concerning
the program and meeting logistics.

  • Baruch Blumberg, Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute
  • Bruce Jakosky, U. Colorado, Chair, Scientific Organizing Committee
  • David Morrison, Director of Astrobiology & Space Research, NASA Ames
  • Lynn Rothschild, NASA Ames, Chair, Local Organizing Committee


David Morrison, NASA Ames Research Center

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