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Forging the Future of Space Science
An International Lecture and Seminar Series Marking the 50th Anniversary of the IGY and the US Space Studies Board
  • General public
  • Other
The series includes several "regional events" in locations across the country. Each regional event involves an afternoon panel discussion with local scientists and the public, followed by an evening lecture by a distinguished space scientist. Topics include understanding the universe, global climate change, the cosmic origins of life, scientific exploration of the Moon and Mars, and the research and technology needed to support human spaceflight. The series takes advantage of the 50th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-58 to engage with the public and the scientific community to assess achievements from the past 50 years and look forward to the next 50 years of space and earth science discoveries.
  • Public Lectures
Contact for further information: A. Janofsky in the COSPAR Secretariat
Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), National Academies of Science Space Studies Board (NAS SSB), ICSU Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU)
March 2008 to March 2008
Both Poles
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