Agenda

Below is the agenda for the NAPSA Workshop on Exoplanets and Habitability: Connecting the Very Large to the Very Small.

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Wednesday March 2nd, 2016 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ



12:30 pm: Lowell Welcome and Logistics (Grundy)

12:35 pm: NAPSA Introduction and Workshop Focus (Titus)

12:50 pm: Highlights from Upstairs/Downstairs Workshop Without Walls (Desch)

1:00 pm: Summary of NAU/ASU Astrobiology Initiative (Dijkstra)

1:10 pm: Summary of Caves Workshop (Wynn)

1:20 pm: Exoplanet Detection (Dunham)

1:40 pm: Keynote Presentation: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life (Tarter)


2:00 pm: Break

2:15 pm: Where Can Life Be? (Koerner)

2:35 pm: Icy Worlds in the Outer Solar System: Oases of Life? (Bland)

2:55 pm: Identifying Special Regions on Mars (Barlow)

3:15 pm: Habitable Zones (Boston)

3:35 pm: *Cave Microclimates (Titus)

3:45 pm: *Low-T Brines Extending Where Liquid H2O can Exist (Hanley)

3:55 pm: *Small Satellites: Communication, Networks, and Operation (Afghah)


4:05 pm: Break

4:15 pm: Discussions and Meeting Summary


5:30 pm: Adjourn

* = Contributed talks (10 min total, 7 min presentation, 3 min for questions)