NASA/Library of Congress Astrobiology Symposium

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NASA/Library of Congress Astrobiology Symposium

Time: September 18, 2014 at 6am to September 19, 2014 at 2pm
City/Town: Washington, D.C.
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Event Type: in-person/virtual, symposium
Organized By: Mike Toillion
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2014

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NASA/Library of Congress Astrobiology Symposium

Presenter: Steven Dick, Unknown Institution
When: September 18, 2014 9AM PDT

Astrobiology has revealed new discoveries about our world and the solar system. Living organisms thrive in harsher environments on Earth than we ever previously imagined. Microbial biodiversity and extremophile life are now known to be ubiquitous and abundant. Beyond Earth, science has identified more than 1,400 exoplanets. That life thrives in multifarious conditions, coupled with these potentially habitable exoplanets and the detection of life-giving elements on numerous moons on asteroids, means we must face the possibility that simple or complex organisms may be discovered beyond Earth. How might we prepare for such a discovery?

Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology Steven J. Dick convenes scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians from around the world for a two-day symposium at the Library of Congress to explore how we prepare to face new knowledge that may challenge our very conceptions of life and our place in the universe.

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Comment by Mike Toillion on August 21, 2014 at 12:29pm


For more information on the format, speakers, etc., check here:

There is no fee, and you can attend either in person (in D.C.) or online here (when the event starts):

Comment by Lydia Goldsmith Vine on August 21, 2014 at 12:27pm
Sounds great but I'm not sure I understand what will be going on other than the lecture and is there a fee?

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