CONFERENCE: 11th Australian Mars Exploration Conference
|11th Australian Mars Exploration Conference : Australian, Russian and NASA space explorers present the latest in planetary exploration.
Presentations over this two-day event will cover comparisons of environments for the dawn of life on Earth and comparing with the possibility of life on the red Planet, Mars.
Written submissions from teachers, scientists, engineers, social theorists, managers, writers and artists are welcomed. Full papers will be reviewed and published in accordance with the DEEWR guidelines.
Topics include (but are not limited to):
Mars - Earth analogue comparisons,
strategies and technologies for surface exploration,
field science for exploration,
recruiting the next generation of explorers, astronauts, scientists and engineers,
educational needs for a spacefaring culture,
the Mars Society as a culture,
new concepts in project management,
Mars as an inspiration to science students and artists.
Dr Vadim Gushin & Dr Chris McKay Keynote Speakers at AMEC2011 This year's Australian Mars Exploration Conference (AMEC2011) will be held on the 23rd-24th of July at the University of Western Australia. MSA is very pleased to announce that the keynote speakers will be Dr Vadim Gushin & Dr Chris McKay. Dr Vadim Gushin - Lead Researcher, Institute of Bio-Medical Problems, Ministry of Health, Moscow, Russia - Dr Gushin is the Principal Investigator of the MARS 500 experiment being held by the European Space Agency and the Russian Space Agency to study the factors of long duration Human space flight to Mars and return. Dr Gushin will discuss the findings from the initial 125 day mission and the 520 day mission. Dr Chris McKay - Space Science and Astrobiology at NASA Ames Research Center. Dr McKay received his Ph.D. in AstroGeophysics from the University of Colorado in 1982. His research interest currently focuses on the evolution of the solar system and the origin of life. He is also actively involved in planning for future Mars missions including human settlements. Dr McKay has also been involved with polar research since 1980, travelling to the Antarctic dry valleys and more recently to the Siberian and Canadian Arctic to conduct research in these Mars-like environments. Additional speakers are expected to be: Dr Jonathan Clarke – Chair of the Mars Society Australia’s Research Committee – specialities Geology and Astrobiology, member of the Australian Academy of Sciences Decadal Plan for Australian Space Science, member of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology. Dale T. Andersen - Carl Sagan Center for the Study of. Life in the Universe. The exploration of the Antarctic continent readily conjures up images of desolation. But for humans to survive there, they must be members of carefully planned, integrated teams. As the American leader of a joint US/Soviet expedition to Antarctica, biologist Dale Andersen spent six months with a multinational, multicultural crew in this remote, hostile environment, carrying out research relevant to the search for life on Mars. And many others.
Woolnough Lecture Theatre, School of Geology, University of Western Australia.
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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:00
Sun, 24 Jul 2011 17:00
RSVP is required.
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Fri, 27 May 2011 15:10
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