Exoplanets & Exomoons

IAU Symposium 293: Formation, Detection, and Characterization of Extrasolar Habitable Planets

By Keith Cowing
February 3, 2012

Date: 27 – 31 August, 2012
Location: Beijing, China

*Abstract deadline: February 29, 2012
Early Registration deadline: February 29, 2012*

The past few years have witnessed significant developments in extrasolar planetary science. Several Earth-like planets and super-Earths have been detected in the habitable zones of their host stars and more than 1200 planetary candidates have been announced. On the theoretical front, these discoveries have triggered extensive research on the formation, dynamical evolution, interior dynamics, and atmospheric characteristics of extrasolar habitable planets. The IAU symposium 293 will bring together scientists from around the world to present new discoveries, and discuss ideas on the formation, detection, and characterization of extrasolar habitable planets.

For complete meeting information visit: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/iau293/index.html

Limited number of travel support is available for US and international participants. More information and application can be found at http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/iau293/travel.html

For more information and questions regarding the conference contact Nader Haghighipour [email protected].

Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA Space Station Payload manager/space biologist, Away Teams, Journalist, Lapsed climber, Synaesthete, Na’Vi-Jedi-Freman-Buddhist-mix, ASL, Devon Island and Everest Base Camp veteran, (he/him) 🖖🏻