[ASA] FAAbExo2017: Abstract submission deadline extended to 12 November

Sarah McIntyre sarah.mcIntyre at anu.edu.au
Mon Nov 6 19:20:16 AEDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission deadline for the Franco-Australian Astrobiology and Exoplanet School and Workshop has been extended to Sunday, 12 November 2017.

Over the past twenty years, astronomers have observed more than 3,000 extrasolar planets, consequently revealing the diversity of planets that exist in the universe. The ever-increasing number of detections continues to drive exoplanet research forward and we are currently on the cusp of a technological revolution where near-future space and ground-based observatories will allow an unprecedented opportunity to further explore and characterise smaller, potentially habitable exoplanets for signs of life.

The key questions to answer are:

  *   Do protoplanetary disks include compositional trends that imprint on the future planets?
  *   What should future observations of Solar System bodies focus on?
  *   Where should we search for nearby habitable Earth-like planets?
  *   How can the science of the remote detection of biosignatures be advanced?
  *   What can our knowledge of life on Earth tell us about life elsewhere in the universe?

The school and workshop, jointly sponsored by ANU and PSL, will bring leading experts from France, Australia and around the world to review these topics and identify new avenues for answering these questions. The outcomes of this workshop will inform future collaborative projects between Australia and France in these fields.

The Australian Exoplanet Community is also delighted to announce that its 7th annual workshop will be run as the Franco-Australian Astrobiology and Exoplanet School and Workshop.

Key Dates:
12 November: Abstract submission closes
14 November: Early Bird closes
27 November: Program release
10 December: Registration closes
16 - 17 December: Astrobiology & Exoplanet School
18 - 20 December: Astrobiology & Exoplanet Workshop

Please submit your abstracts, register, view current list of participants as well as school program on our website http://faabexo.anu.edu.au

For general enquiries, please contact the LOC: FAAbExo-loc at mso.anu.edu.au

Looking forward to seeing you all in Canberra in December.

Sarah McIntyre (chair of the LOC), on behalf of the LOC.
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