Australian Space Science Conference 2008
    Australian Space Science Conference 2008
Held at   Australian National University
 Barry Drive
 Canberra, ACT, Australia
September 29 - October 1, 2008

The 8th Australian Space Science Conference (ASSC), is to be held in Canberra, Australia. 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 yearís ASSC will run in conjunction with the NCSSís second workshop on implementing Australiaís first Decadal Plan for Space Science, currently being developed. 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 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

Anntonette Joseph
Co-Chair, National Space Society of Australia

Iver Cairns
Co-Chair, National Committee for Space Science, University of Sydney

Find out more about the Public talk by Professor Malcolm Walter held in conjunction with the conference at the ANU on Wednesday night October 1 here .

Photographs from the highly successful 7ASSC held in 2007 can be viewed here

The peer reviewed 8ASSC Conference Proceedings are now available here

Key Dates

  • 6 July - Closing date for Abstracts (Presentation or Poster)
  • 20 July - Conference Registration Opens
  • 11 August - Notification (Acceptance/Rejection of Abtract)
  • 18 August - Draft Program is available
  • 25 August - Early-Bird Registrations Close
  • 30 August - Final Program is available
  • 1 September - Conference Registrations Open (Standard)
  • 29 September-October 1 - Conference Registration (Late)
  • 3 November - Deadline for Final Papers

Researchers and students are invited to submit an abstract for either a paper or poster. Full details are contained in the documents which can downloaded below.

Conference Program
Call for Papers
Abstract and Paper Submission
Presenters, Abstracts, and Papers
Conference Registration
Location and Accommodation
Conference Organizers and Key Partners

This conference has been generously sponsored by National Space Society of Australia, National Committee for Space Science, ANU College of Science and ANU Black Hole Society (BHS).

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