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 2019 Exploration and Origins Colloquium

Building on the success of the 2018 Astrobiology Colloquium, Georgia Tech Astrobiology and ExplOrigins groups are proud to announce the 2019 Exploration and Origins Colloquium, which will take place on March 28-29, 2019. This is the 2nd annual networking event under the theme of exploring the universe and origins of life.

This year the colloquium is split in two sections: the first section is focused on space exploration technology and planetary science, and the second is oriented toward the chemistry and biology of the origins and the search for life. The event will consist of presentations and talks by early career scientists, i.e. graduate and undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows, working in the exciting fields of space and planetary science, engineering and astrobiology across Georgia Tech campus and the greater Atlanta. There will also be plenary lectures given by distinguished members of the global astrobiology community. The objective of this interdisciplinary colloquium is to forge connections across the kinds of research at Georgia Tech straddling the boundaries between technology development and hypothesis testing in the search for life’s beginnings and to explore collaborative ideas among participants. Hence, senior researchers and faculty are also highly encouraged to attend.

Link to registration and more: 2019 Explorigins Colloquium

Symposium on Space Innovations
November 13-14, 2018
The Georgia Institute of Technology is partnering with industry to host the second annual Symposium on Space Innovations, highlighting recent innovations in space science and technologies. Building on the success of the inaugural 2017 event, this year’s conference is expanding to two full days! 
For more info follow the link to the website

CSTAR Announces 2018 JPL Summer Fellows:
March 5, 2018
Congratulations to Professor Brian Gunter, Dr. Brant Jones, Professor Panagiotis Tsiotras, and Dr. Mick West who have been selected as this year's JPL Summer Faculty Fellows. The CSTAR Faculty Fellow program enables Georgia Tech Faculty to perform collaborative research on site at JPL with colleagues during the summer months. This is the fifth annual cohort of JPL Summer Fellows sponsoring 21 faculty since the program was established in 2013. This year's selected research topics are:
"Earth and Planetary Mission Analysis Using MONTE", Brian Gunter, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering; "Quantification of X-Ray Stimulated Desorption of Mars Organic Analogues", Brant Jones, Chemistry and Biochemistry; "Covariance Steering Theory for GN&C Terrain Relative Navigation During Entry Descent and Landing", Panagiotis Tsiotras, Professor, Aerospace Engineering; and “Applications of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Marine Science”, Mick West, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Previous Talks in the CSTAR  Distinguished Lecture Series:
Why Do We Look Up at the Heavens?
7:00 - 8:00pm in the Tech Square Research Building (TSRB) Auditorium
Br. Guy Consolmagno
April 12, 2018
Going out in a Blaze of glory:  Cassini Science Highlights and the Grand Finale
Dr. Linda Spilker
February 22, 2017
Why We Explore?
James H. Crocker
November 18, 2015
Understanding Particles and Fields Throughout the Solar System
Dr. Daniel N. Baker
October 7, 2015
Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and the Exploration of the Red Planet
Dr. Steve Squyres
April 13, 2015
The Voyager spacecraft after 37 years in space:
The quest for traveling beyond our solar system

Dr. Stamatios Krimigis
January 12, 2015