The third Pale Blue Dot workshop will be held at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago from 17-20 September, 2006. (The first two Pale Blue Dot workshops were held at NASA Ames Research Center in 1996 and 1999.) Many NAI members are on the program organizing committee, including the Chair Vikki Meadows, and NAI is a co-convenor of the meeting along with Adler.
The third workshop will provide a venue for the development of ideas and methods that may be used for the detection of life beyond Earth. An additional goal of the workshop is to establish a two way dialog between scientists and the media that will facilitate lasting relationships, better media coverage of science, and enhanced public awareness and understanding of science. Registration is now open. The early registration deadline is July 14. The workshop is limited to 250 participants. Information and registration is available at: http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/pale_blue_dot/ [Source: NAI Newsletter]
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