AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of April 14, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz

This week's issues:

1. Pale Blue Dot III Workshop Announcement

2. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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1. Pale Blue Dot III Workshop Announcement
From: Grace Wolf-Chase (gwolfchaseadlerplanetarium.org)

Pale Blue Dot III - Searching for Life on Distant Worlds

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Chicago, Illinois, USA
September 18-20, 2006

The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum and the NASA Astrobiology
Institute (http://nai.arc.nasa.gov/) are co-convening the third Pale Blue
Dot workshop, which is made possible by the Brinson Foundation. Pale Blue
Dot III will provide a venue to forge links between terrestrial and
astronomical biosignatures, and to develop ideas and methods that may be
used for the detection of life beyond Earth. Pale Blue Dot III will also
establish a two way dialogue between scientists and media that will
facilitate lasting relationships, better media coverage of science, and
enhanced public awareness and understanding of science.

Scientific themes addressed by the workshop include:
o Earth as a Pale Blue Dot: Planetary Scale Biosignatures
o Environmental Evolution of Venus, Earth, Mars and Titan
o Remote-Sensing Techniques for Biosignature Detection
o Recognizing Habitable Environments in our Cosmic Neighborhood
o Future Observations of Distant Habitable Worlds
o Contemplating the Distribution of Life in the Universe

To receive further news and updates on the workshop, please register your
expression of interest at

http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/pale_blue_dot

The Pale Blue Dot III Program Organizing Committee

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