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Meeting calendar

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July 27-31, Exoplanets III, Heidelberg, Germany – Now online

September 8-9, Ocean Worlds 5, Woods Hole, MA, USA

September 14-18, NASA Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon), Tokyo, Japan

September 21, Europlanet Science Congress, Online

October 5-8, Martian Geological Enigmas: From the Late Noachian Epoch to the Present Day, Houston, TX, USA

November 9-13, Astrobiology 2020, Vredefort Dome, South Africa

November 18-20, 5th International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions 2020, Tokyo, Japan


January 26-28, 2021, Origins 2021 conference organised by the Origins Center in Egmond aan Zee.

June 29-July 2, 8th Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Napoli, Italy

July 6-9, The First Penn State SETI Symposium – RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 21-24, 2021, State College, PA, USA

Augustus, ISSOL meeting


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Origins 2021 conference

January 26-28, 2021, Egmond aan Zee

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