Meetings listing

Updated 2022 February 23

BAA meetings

Other organisations’ meetings 

Exoplanets IV, 2022 July 16-24
Exoplanets IV continues the Exoplanets conference series that began in 2016 in Davos, Switzerland. The conference will run from 1 May through 6 May 2022 and will cover all areas of exoplanet science. It will take place in the M Resort at the south end of the world-famous Las Vegas Boulevard.

UK Exoplanet Community Meeting 2022
https://events.ph.ed.ac.uk/exoplanet-2022/ 
You can find the registration link on the conference website. The conference is scheduled for 20-22 April 2022, at the University of Edinburgh John McIntyre conference centre.  It is  expected that the conference will be largely in-person, but an online-only registration option is available for those who cannot travel to Edinburgh and prefer to attend virtually.   

COSPAR 2022 Scientific Assembly Exoplanet Event B6.1,  2022 July 16-24 
Exoplanet detection and characterisation: current research, future opportunities and the search for life outside the solar system. 

2022 Sagan Summer Hybrid Workshop: Exoplanet Science in the Gaia Era. 2022 July 25-29

Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds, 2022  November 7-13
Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds is a multi-discipline four to five day international scientific meeting taking place in Edinburgh, UK, in November 2022. This event is to accommodate up to 120 in-person delegates of all career stages based in a range of relevant employment sectors. A hybrid model is envisaged to be delivered so as to broaden participation by accommodating virtual attendance of additional delegates.

Gresham Astronomy Lectures in 2022 (exoplanet related)
Click the links to register for lectures

MARCH
Planetary Universe by Professor Katherine Blundell
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:00 PM  gres.hm/planetary-universe   
Museum of London / Online Or watch later       
How can new worlds be discovered, and how many exo-planets might be out there? What does today’s technology in astronomical observatories now enable, and what is it that holds us back from finding what is actually out there? What hinders us from pushing forwards the frontiers of space science?

MAY
The Future of Life on Earth by Professor Roberto Trotta   
Monday, May 9, 2022 1:00 PM  gres.hm/future-life     
Barnard’s Inn Hall/ Online Or watch later
Although life is probably widespread in the universe, our pale blue dot, Earth, is the only known place harbouring intelligent life. Even if we manage to stave off extinction by climate change, avoid a nuclear apocalypse and the dangers of runaway AI, biological life on our planet will eventually come to an end in about 5 billion years’ time. What are the astrophysical dangers to life on Earth, and the prospects for life’s survival into the distant future?                                                                                                                                   

JUNE
Life in the Universe by Professor Katherine Blundell     
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:00 PM  gres.hm/life-universe         
Museum of London / Online Or watch later       
How can life form in the Universe, and what are the necessary ingredients for habitability so that planets can sustain life? Can we expect life elsewhere in the solar system, or on exo-planets? This lecture offers a broader perspective from astrobiology, astrochemistry, and astrophysics on the habitability or otherwise of other planets beyond Planet Earth.

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