Astrophysics of Life Symposium: May 6-9 2002

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 14:03:02 MST

Forward from the latest Announcement from the Division of Planetary Sciences
of the American Astronomical Society:

Space Telescope Science Institute May Symposium
   May 6-9, 2002

The Space Telescope Science Institute will devote its annual spring
symposium to: "Astrophysics of Life". The goal of the symposium is
to understand the astronomical and astrophysical foundations upon which
searches for life in the universe must be based, and which bear on the
nature and origin of life. Topics will include: extrasolar planet searches
and properties, the history of the solar system, emergence, dust disks,
star and planet formation, interstellar and solar system chemistry, the
habitability of planets, satellites and the Galaxy, strategies for searches,
and cosmological considerations. Our aim is to lay the astrophysical
groundwork for locating habitable places in the Universe. New astronomical
mission concepts will also be an important element of the conference.

Amara Graps, PhD | Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik
Heidelberg Cosmic Dust Group | Saupfercheckweg 1
+49-6221-516-543 | 69117 Heidelberg, GERMANY *
"We came whirling out of Nothingness scattering stars like dust." --Rumi

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