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Extrasolar Planets: September 2009


The Astrophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate is soliciting nominations for the Executive Committee of a newly established Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG). The inaugural ExoPAG Chair will be Jim Kasting, a long-time member of the astrobiology community and the NAI. The ExoPAG will be responsible for soliciting and coordinating community input into the development and execution of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program. Interested members of the astrobiology community are encouraged to nominate colleagues or themselves to serve on the ExoPAG Executive Committee. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Sept. 4, 2009. For more information: http://exep.jpl.nasa.gov/exep_exoPAG.cfm Source: NAI Newsletter

This year, the AGU meeting in San Francisco, CA will have a session on the habitable zone organized by colleagues from the NAI. The conveners would like the session to be interdisciplinary in nature, and invite astrobiologists from all disciplines to present concepts related to habitability and the definition of the habitable zone.

For more information see http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/program/scientific_session_search.php?show=detail&sessid=523

The deadline to submit an abstract is 03 September 2009.