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.
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