2019 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop: Astrobiology for Astronomers

The 2019 Sagan Summer Workshop will focus on astrobiology. It will feature introductions on the formation of Earth and terrestrial planets, their evolution over time, current geochemical cycles on Earth, and the emergence of life on Earth. Our knowledge of Exo-Earths will be reviewed, including demographics, composition, atmospheric signatures, and comparison with Earth. Detection of biosignatures, with an emphasis on false positives and false negatives, will also be discussed. Attendees will participate in hands-on group projects related to astrobiology and will have the opportunity to present their own work through short presentations (research POPs) and posters.

The Sagan Summer Workshops are aimed at graduate and post doctoral level students, however anyone who is interested in learning more about the field is welcome to attend.

NASA attendees must forecast their attendance by the May 16 deadline.