"Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Meeting of the ASGSB will be held October 25-28, 2007, at the NASA Research Park, adjoining the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. Responding to the clear mandate that the Governing Board received from the poll of attendees at the Business Meeting last November, the Board has taken advantage of a cost-effective opportunity to utilize the Conference Center at the NASA Research Park and provide a traditional meeting format.
Our goal for the 2007 meeting is to build on the outstanding quality and spirit of the 22nd Annual meeting in Arlington. There were over 180 attendees at the meeting, nearly matching the attendance of the previous meeting in Reno. The scientific symposia, oral and poster sessions, and the special workshops and town hall meetings were excellent. In the coming months, you will be hearing more about the symposia and events planned for the 2007 meeting -- mark your calendars and stay tuned.
The coming year will present unusual challenges as the new Congress takes office and wrestles with the budget and potentially changing priorities. Your involvement in the advocacy process will be needed as we strive to regain support for space biology. Thank you for your continued work and enthusiasm for space and gravitational biology and the ASGSB.
Enjoy the Holidays and best wishes for a great new year,
Kenneth A. Souza
Senior Scientist, SETI Institute
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