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1999 Bioastronomy Meeting, Hawaii - Program & Photo Galleries

Bioastronomy 99: A New Era in Bioastronomy
6th Bioastronomy Meeting - Kohala Coast Hawaii
August 1-6, 1999


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Copyright 1999, Bioastronomy '99


Date 8/1/99 8/2/99 8/3/99 8/4/99 8/5/99 8/6/99
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08:30   A New Era in Bioastronomy Planets of the Solar System Evolution of Advanced Life Other Stars, Other Worlds Searching for Extraterrestrial Life
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10:45   A New Era in Bioastronomy (contd) Planets of the Solar System (contd) Evolution of Advanced Life (contd) Other Stars, Other Worlds (contd) Searching for Extraterrestrial Life (contd)
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13:45   Primitive Bodies of the Solar System A Living Planet Field Excursions Other Stars, Other Wordls (cont.) Scientific and Cultural Status of Life Detection
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15:30   Primitive Bodies of the Solar System (cont.) A Living Planet (cont.) " Other Stars, Other Wordls (cont.) Searching for Extraterrestrial Life (cont.)
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17:00   " " " Posters "
Evening Reception Posters Posters Posters Banquet  


Time Presenter Title
Mon 8/2/99 Morning Session A New Era in Bioastronomy
08:30-08:45 Rummel, J. "Welcome/Aloha"
08:45-09:15 Morrison, D. "A New Era In Bioastronomy"
  Morning Session (cont) Astronomical Origins of Solar Systems
09:15-09:45 Lissauer, J. "Planetary Formation: From the Earth-Moon System to Extrasolar Planets"
09:45-10:15 Ohishi, Masatoshi "Chemical Evolution Of Molecular Clouds"
10:15-10:45 COFFEE BREAK  
10:45-11:00 Kokubo, Eiichiro "Formation Of Protoplanets From Planetesimals"
11:00-11:15 Boss, Alan "Rapid Giant Planet Formation"
11:15-11:30 Wolstenscroft, Ramon "Viability and Detectability of PHytosynthesis on Earth-Life Planets Orbiting Nearby Stars"
11:30-11:45 Chaisson, Eric "The Emerging Life Era: A Cosmological Imperative"
11:45-12:15 Oro, John "Organic Matter And The Origin Of Life In The Solar System"
12:15-13:45 LUNCH  
  Afternoon Session Primitive Bodies of the Solar System
13:45-14:00 Bernstein, Max "Photochemistry Of Organics In Ice: Extraterrestrial Synthesis of Biotic Molecules"
14:00-14:30 Dones, Luke "Kuiper Belt Objects"
14:30-15:00 Meech, Karen "Cometary Origin and Evolution"
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK  
15:30-16:00 Bar-Nun, Akiva "Comets And The Early Earth"
16:00-16:30 Bockelee-Morvan, D. "Comet Coma Composition"
16:30-17:00 Cruikshank, Dale "Solar System Bodies Of Low Albedo"
17:00-17:15 Schwehm, Gerhard "The International Rosetta Mission"
Tue 8/3/99 Morning Session Planets of the Solar System
08:30-08:45 Becker, Luann "Fullerenes and the Flux of Extraterrestrial Helium He@C60 to the Earth over Geologic Time"
08:45-09:15 Farmer, Jack "Exploring for Martain Life"
09:15-09:45 Treiman, A. H. "Getting a Life" Some Implications of the ALH84001 Controversy to Mars Sample Return
09:45-10:15 Maurette, Michel "Hydrous-Carbonaceous Micrometeorites on the Early Earth, Moon and Mars"
10:15-10:45 COFFEE BREAK  
10:45-11:15 Raulin, Francois "Bioastronomical Aspects of Titan and the Giant Planets"
11:15-11:45 Head, Jim "Oceans In The Solar System"
11:45-12:15 Chela-Flores, Julian "Testing the Drake Equation in the Solar System"
12:15-13:45 LUNCH  
  Afternoon Session A Living Planet
13:45-14:15 Batiza, Rodey "Geophysical Processes at Mid-Ocean Ridges and Hotspots"
14:15-14:45 Karl, David "The Search For Life In Extreme And Unusual Environments"
14:45-15:00 Van Dover, Cindy "Life And Light At Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents"
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK  
15:45-16:00 Bass, Deborah "The Composition Of Europa's Triple Bands: Clues For the Chemistry of a Subsurface Ocean"
16:00-16:15 Siefert, Janet "An Ecosystem Model For Predicting The Methane Flux Into the Archean Atmosphere"
16:15-16:30 Jakosky, Bruce "Philosophical Issues Connected To The Search For Life Elsewhere"
16:30-16:45 DeVincenzi, Donald "A Scenario For Handling Returned Mars Samples"
16:45-17:00 Race, Margaret "Mars Sample Return: Protecting the Planets, Safeguarding the Science, and Preparing for Public Scrutiny"
Wed 8/4/99 Morning Session Evolution of Advanced Life
08:30-08:45 Segre, Daniel "Prebiotic Evolution of Amphiphilic Assemblies far from Equilibrium: From Compositional Information to Sequence-Based Biopolymers"
08:45-09:00 Bailey, Jeremy "Circular Polarization And The Origin Of Biomolecular Homochirality"
09:00-09:15 Marino, Lori "Turning The Empirical Corner On Fi: The Probability Of Complex Intelligence"
09:15-09:45 Raulin, Francois "Origin of Life: ISSOL '99 Overview"
09:45-10:15 Des Marias, David "Coevolution Of Our Biosphere And Planet"
10:15-10:45 COFFEE BREAK  
10:45-11:15 Schopf, William "Earth Probe From A Distant World--How Firmly Linked Is Life to its Planet?"
11:15-12:00 Morris, Simon Conway "A Plurality of Worlds, A Plurality of Bodyplans?"
12:15-13:45 LUNCH  
  Afternoon Session Field Excursions
Thu 8/5/99 Morning Session Other Stars, Other Worlds
08:30-08:45 Doyle, Laurence "Extrasolar Planets Around Eclipsing Binaries. I. A Photometric Search Of Baade's Third Window In The Galactic Plane"
08:45-09:00 Dunham, Ted "Detection Of Extrasolar Planets Using Spaceborne Transit Photometry"
09:00-09:15 Leger, A. "Detection Of Terrestrial Planets By Transits: The COROT Mission"
09:15-09:45 Fridlund, M. "The Infrared Space Interferometer DARWIN"
09:45-10:15 Woolf, N. "Terrestrial Planet Finder"
10:15-10:45 COFFEE BREAK  
10:45-11:15 Kasting, J. "Significance Of Atmospheric Methane As An Indicator For Life"
11:15-11:45 Marcy, Geoff "Extrasolar Planets"
11:45-12:00 Cosmovici, Cristiano "The 22 GHz Water MASER Line: A New Diagnostic Tool For Extrasolar Planet Search"
12:15-13:45 LUNCH  
  Afternoon Session Other Stars, Other Worlds (contd)
13:45-14:00 Smith, Bradford "The Environments Of Nearby Stars As Observed By NICMOS"
14:00-14:30 Quirrenbach, Andreas "Astrometry, The Next Step"
14:30-14:45 Kurster, Martin "Limits to Planets Around Proxima Centauri From Precise Radial Velocities"
14:45-15:00 Heacox, William "On the Nature of Sub-stellar Mass Companions to Solar-Like Stars"
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK  
15:30-15:45 Desidera, Silvano "Properties of Hypothetic Planetary Systems Around the Brown Dwarf Gliese 229B"
15:45-16:00 Rottler, Lee "Extrasolar Planets Around Eclipsing Binaries II: A Photometric Search in the Globular Cluster NGC6752"
16:00-16:15 Brown, Timothy "Ground-Based Photometric Searches for Extrasolar Planets"
16:15-16:30 Sparks, W. "Detection of Planets with the Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys"
16:30-16:45 Latham, David "Target Selection for Planet Searches"
Fri 8/6/99 Morning Session Searching for Extraterrestrial Life
08:30-08:45 Tarter, Jill "The Square Kilometer Array - An Ideal Tool For Bioastronomy"
08:45-09:00 Bowyer, Stuart "Final Results of the Serendip III Search"
09:00-09:15 Leigh, Darren "Strategies, Implementation and Results of BETA"
09:15-09:30 Dreher, John "The One Hectare Telescope for SETI"
09:30-09:45 Lampton, Michael "Optical SETI: The Next Search Frontier"
09:45-10:00 Lemarchand, Guillermo "Progress in the Search for Ultra-narrow-band Extraterrestrial Artificial Signals from Argentina"
10:00-10:15 Cullers, Kent "Project Phoenix and Beyond"
10:15-10:45 COFFEE BREAK  
10:45-11:00 Horowitz, Paul "Optical SETI at Harvard-Smithsonian"
11:00-11:15 Maccone, Claudio "Recent Progress In Bioastronomy Space Missions"
11:15-11:30 Stootman, Frank "The Southern Serendip Project"
11:30-11:45 Shuch, H. Paul "Standards of Proof for the Detection of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence"
11:45-12:00 Shostak, Seth "Immediate Reaction Plan: A Strategy for Dealing With a SETI Detection"
12:15-13:45 LUNCH  
  Afternoon Session Scientific and Cultural Status of Life Detection
13:45-14:00 Dick, Steven "Cultural Aspects of Astrobiology"
14:00-14:30 Billingham, John "Summary of Results of the Seminar on the Cultural Impact of Extraterrestrial Contact"
14:30-15:00 Finney, Ben "Consilience in and Through SETI"
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK  
  Afternoon Session Searching for Extraterrestrial Life (contd.)
15:30-15:45 Werthimer, Dan "The Serendip IV Arecibo Sky Survey"
15:45-16:00 Anderson, David "Internet Computing for SETI"
16:00-16:15 Ross, Monte "The Design of a Dedicated Observatory for Optical SETI"
16:15-16:30 Nan, R. "The FAST Project in China"
16:40-16:45 Annis, James "An Astrophysical Explanation for the Great Silence"
16:45-17:00 Taylor, D. "A Role for Neural Networks in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence"


Poster Session 1 - 17:00-18:30 2-3 August

1 Tokunaga, Alan "A Laboratory Analog for Carbonaceous Material in the Interstellar Medium"
2 Bass, Deborah "A Method For Delivering Prebiotic Molecules to a Planetary Surface: Results From Smashing Rock and Organics at 11.2 km/second"
3 Matthews, Clifford "The HCN World: Establishing Protein-Nucleic Acid Life"
4 Flynn, George "Organic Carbon In Interplanetary Dust Particles"
5 Khare, Bishun "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Cometary Ice Tholins and the Optical Constants of Cometary Ice Tholins"
6 Dworkin, Jason "Synthesis Of Large Molecules In Cometary Ice Analogs: Physical Properties Related To Self-assembly Processes"
7 Podolak, Morris "Conditions For The Production Of Liquid Water In Comet Nuclei"
8 Fox, Rebecca "Unidentified Molecular Bands In The Plasma Tail Of Comet Hyakutake"
9 Pendleton, Yvonne "Observational and Laboratory Comparisons of Interstellar Organic Matter"
10 A'Hearn, Michael "Deep Impact -- Exploring the Interior of a Comet"
11 Menard, Francois "High Circular Polarisation In The Star Formation Regions NGC 6334: Implication For Biomolecular Homochirality"
12 Wolstencroft, Ramon "Astronomical Sources of Circular Polarization and the Origin of Chirality"
13 Schulze-Makuch "Microbial And Chemical Characterization Of Geothermal Ground Water at Three Sites In The Desert Southwest Of North America"
14 Santini, Francesco "The Significance of Non-light Based Ecosystems in the Search for Life"
15 Hanser, Sean "Quantification of Animal Communication Complexity Using Information Theory I. An Inter-species Comparison of Signaling Systems"
16 Schwartzman, David "Biospheric Cooling and the Emergence of Intelligence"
17 Diederich, Joachim "Symbol Systems and Pictorial Representations"
18 Jugaku, Jun "A Search for Dyson Spheres Around Late-type Stars in the Solar Neighborhood. III"
19 Watkins, Russell "Monophyletic Origin of the Metazoan Nervous System"
20 Simakov, Michael "Dinitrogen As A Possible Biomarker For Exobiology: A Case of Titan"
21 Ksanfomality, L. "Life Traces Using Holography"
22 Ksanfomality, L. "The Extinct Life on Mars: Looking for Viruses Instead of Bacteria Traces"<
23 Storrie-Lombardi "Development of a Multi-Wavelength Ultraviolet Resonance Raman Spectrometer for Extraterrestrial Geobiology"
24 Tsapin, A. I. "Application of Computer Tomography (CT) for Search of Life in Extreme Environments"
25 McDonald, Gene "Identification of Candidate Extraterrestrial Organic Biomarkers"
26 Vergne, J. "Copper-Adenine Complex Catalyst For Oxygen Production From H2O2 During Early Biochemical Evolution"
27 Seckbach, Joseph "Microbial Diversity And Extremophilic Microorganisms"
28 Herczeg, Tibor "The Idea of the Habitability of the Moon"
29 Heath, Martin "Extrasolar Planetary Complex Biosphere Organization As Exemplified by Earth-type Forest Ecosystems"
30 Tsapin, A. I. "Fe (VI) as a Possible Oxidant on the Martian Surface"
31 Rizzoti, Martino "Evolution and Cellular Complexification"
32 Terrile, Richard "The Outer Planets/Solar Probe Project: Opportunities for Bioastronomy"

Poster Session 2 - 17:00-18:30 4-5 August

33 Mardon, Austin "Cultural Diffusion Of SETI"
34 Vakoch, Douglas "Three-Dimensional Messages for Interstellar Communication"
35 Bouchy, F. "EMILIE: A New Spectrograph for Precise Doppler Studies"
36 VikramSingh, Rajendra "Direct Observation of Extrasolar Planetary Spectra"
37 Bradbury, Robert "Dyson Shell Supercomputers As The Dominant ``Life Form'' in Galaxies"
38 Hanson, Robin "Burning The Cosmic Commons: Evolutionary Strategies For Interstellar Colonization"
39 Kompanichenko, Vladimir "The Global Cycle of Human Civilization: Perspectives for SETI Program"
40 Diederich, Joachim "The Conversion Of Intelligences"
41 Porto de Mello, Gustavo "A Survey of Solar Twin Stars Within 50 Parsecs of the Sun"
42 Balazs, Bela "SETI And The Galactic Belt Of Intelligent Life"
43 Lineweaver, Charles "Cosmological Constraints on the Evolution of Life"
44 Bhathal, Ragbir "Australian Optical SETI Project"
45 Ascheri, Valeria "A Methodological Approach to Communicate with Extraterrestrials"
46 Morais, Antonio "Detection Of Extra-Solar Planets By Computational Convexity"
47 Leger, A. "Planetary Transit Or Stellar Activity Mimic?"
48 Liou J.-C. "Planet Detections From Circumstellar Dust Disks: from Kuiper Belt Dust Disk to Epsilon Eridani"
49 Montebugnoli, Stelio "-Setitalia- Seti In Italy"
50 Maybour, Darren "Preliminary Results From The Southern Serendip Project"
51 De Horta, Ain "New Developments In The Southern Serendip Project"
52 Cobb, J. "SERENDIP IV: Data Acquisition, Reduction, And Analysis"
53 Von Hippel, Ted "Applying Parallel Network Techniques to SETI"
54 Tough, Allen "Eleven Strategies For Detecting Intelligence"
55 Musso, Paolo "The Problem Of SETI Language. Is Mathematics Really Universal?"
56 Ross, Monte "Search Strategy for Detection of SETI Short Pulse Laser Signals"
57 Monari, J. "SALVE- Software Aimed At Off Line Verification Eti- Software for Serendip IV Data"
58 Tamburini, Fabrizio "Transmission Protocol for an EPR System at Polarization States"
59 Djorgovski, George "Prospects for SETI in the Context of a Virtual Observatory"
60 Coustenis, Athena "Search for Spectroscopic Signatures of the Evaporated Atmosphere of 51 Peg B In The Near Infrared"
61 Tarter, Jill "Voyages Through Time"
62 Vozzo, Les "The Search For Life in the Universe as a Context for Developing Education Curriculum Material for Science Teachers in Australia"
63 Airieau, Sabine "An Undergraduate Bioastronomy Class"
64 Schultz, Greg "Astrobiology Education and Outreach: New Interdisciplinary Initiatives with Undergraduate GE and an 'Astrobiology Society'"
65 Berry, Dana "The Arrow Of Time: The Movie"
66 Meech, Karen "A Pacific Teacher Enhancement Program - Toward Other Planetary Systems"
67 Theison, Dave "'The Mars Room': A Campus-wide Bioastronomy Project"

Last modified: July 14, 1999


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