Monday, May 12, 2008

8th Australian Space Science Conference

Call for Papers
29th September to 2nd October 2008

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract for the 8th Australian Space Science Conference in Canberra Australia (ASSC). This will be the second ASSC jointly sponsored and organised by the National Committee for Space Science (NCSS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA). The ASSC is intended to be the primary annual meeting for Australian research relating to space science. It welcomes space scientists, engineers, educators, industry and government.

This year's ASSC will run in conjunction with the NCSS's workshop on implementing Australia's first Decadal Plan for Space Science, currently released in draft form. This one-day workshop will discuss the Plan and Government's responses, better link the scientific community and associated stakeholders in Government and industry, and start implementing the Plan's recommendations.

The scope of the conference covers fundamental and applied research that applies to space technologies, and includes the following:

Space science, including space and atmospheric physics, remote sensing from/of space, planetary sciences, astrobiology and life sciences, and space-based astronomy and astrophysics.
Space engineering, including communications, navigation, space operations, propulsion and spacecraft design, test and implementation.
Space industry
Government, international relations and law
Education and outreach.

For the abstract guidelines and online submission (as well as guidelines for written papers) go to URL

Key Dates
• Closing date for ASSC abstracts 6 July 2008
• Registration opens 20 July 2008
• Acceptance of ASSC Abstract 4 August 2008
• Closing date for full written ASSC papers 31 October 2008

Please make the conference known to your colleagues. We hope that you will attend. You may email for more information.

Anntonette Joseph, Co-Chair, National Space Society of Australia
Iver Cairns, Co-Chair, National Committee for Space Science,
University of Sydney.