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NRC Space Science Week 2014
March 3-5, 2014
Washington, DC


A public presentation 

 photgraph of sara seager

Photo credit: Justin Knight

Exoplanets and the Real Search for Alien Life

by Sara Seager
Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, MIT. 

 Tuesday, March 4th @ 6:30pm
National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington DC

Astronomers have discovered over one thousand planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, with thousands more expected. Join Sara Seager of MIT as she explores the incredible diversity of these exoplanets and how further study could yield potential signs of life beyond Earth. This talk is open to the public and accessible to explorers of all ages. 

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The standing committees of the Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy at the National Academy of Sciences Building met in Washington, DC, March 3-5, 2014 to convene and discuss issues and advances in their fields:
Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA)
Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space (CESAS)
Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science (CAPS)
Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP)

The standing committees will met together and separately in public sessions.

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