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Joint meeting of the Committee on Astrobiology Strategy for the Exploration of Mars and the Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life

Date: 10-12 May 2006

Location: Keck Center 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC, US, 20001

Joint meeting of the Committee on Astrobiology Strategy for the Exploration of Mars and the Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life

May 10, 2006 - May 12, 2006
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Rod Howard
Email: rhoward@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-3477
Fax: 202-334-3701

Agenda: Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Room 204

OPEN SESSION

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Agenda Review - Bruce Jakosky and Kenneth Nealson

8:45 a.m. Astrobiology Status Report - Carl Pilcher, NASA Headquarters

9:45 a.m. BREAK

10:00 a.m. Mars Exploration Architecture 2007-2016 - Michael Meyer, NASA Headquarters

11:00 a.m. The Geological History of Mars - Michael Carr, U.S. Geological Survey, ret.

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. Overview of Results from Mars Express - Jack Mustard, Brown University

2:00 p.m. NASA Astrobiology Institute Status Report - Bruce Runnegar, NAI Central

3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:15 p.m. General Discussion - Committee and Guests

5:30 p.m. ADJOURN

Thursday, May 11, 2006

OPEN SESSION

8:00 a.m. Sites of Astrobiologic Interest on Mars - David DesMarais, NASA, Ames Research Center

9:00 a.m. Isotopic Biomarkers - David DesMarais, NASA, Ames Research Center

9:45 a.m. BREAK

10:00 a.m. Status of Astrobiology Instrument Development - Luther Beegle, NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

11:00 a.m. Aqueous Geochemistry and Implications for Mars Astrobiology - David Catling, University of Bristol

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. Deep Biospheres - Tullis Onstott, Princeton University

2:00 p.m. Non-Standard Isotopic Biomarkers - Ariel Anbar, Arizona State University

3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:15 p.m. The Earliest Life on Earth - Andrew Knoll, Harvard University

4:15 p.m. General Discussion - Committee and Guests

5:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Friday, May 12, 2006

OPEN SESSION

8:30 a.m. Weird Life - John Baross, University of Washington

9:30 a.m. General Discussion - Committee and Guests

10:00 a.m. BREAK

10:15 a.m. Future Agenda Items - Bruce Jakosky and Kenneth Nealson

11:00 a.m. Closing Remarks - Bruce Jakosky and Kenneth Nealson

12:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Web Site Address: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?meetingid=1352

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