50 (more) years in space: September event looks forward

Posted by mjs76 at Aug 16, 2011 03:25 PM |
As part of the continuing celebration of 50 years of space research at the University of Leicester, our Space Research Centre is convening a symposium to consider the next half century.

Observing the Earth and Planets: The Next 50 Years will be held at the University of Leicester over 19-21 September 2011. Space experts from academia and industry will discuss near- to long-term opportunities and possibilities for space-based research in the areas of:

  • Earth observations
  • Planetary science
  • Astrobiology
  • Extra-Solar planetary systems
  • Economic and societal impact

The opening lecture on Monday evening will be delivered by Professor Charles Cockell, Professor of Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh.

Among the presentations lined up are papers on the ExoMars mission, planetary magnetospheres and the full range of planets from Mercury, via Earth, to Neptune and beyond to the ever increasing catalogue of exo-planets around other stars.

A range of residential and day registration packages are available. Booking should be made by 2 September. There is also a call for posters with a deadline of 3 September.