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NASA TECHNOSIGNATURES WORKSHOP, Sept 26-28, 2018, Houston, TX (invitation only, but livecast)

The NASA Technosignatures Workshop will take place September 26-28, 2018 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Blvd,. Houston, TX.

“In-person participation is invitation only and limited to 50 people who demonstrate expertise relevant to technosignature research and the specific goals of the workshop. In keeping with NASA’s Workshops without Walls approach, the workshop will also be livecast, with questions and input from online attendees being solicited. Remote connection information will be posted at the end of August.”

The goals of the conference as stated on its website are:

  1. Define the current state of the technosignature field. What experiments have occurred? What is the state-of-the-art for technosignature detection? What limits do we currently have on technosignatures?
  2. Understand the advances coming near-term in the technosignature field. What assets are in place that can be applied to the search for technosignatures? What planned and funded projects will advance the state-of-the-art in future years, and what is the nature of that advancement?
  3. Understand the future potential of the technosignature field. What new surveys, new instruments, technology development, new data-mining algorithms, new theory and modeling, etc., would be important for future advances in the field?
  4. What role can NASA partnerships with the private sector and philanthropic organizations play in advancing our understanding of the technosignatures field?


September 26 @ 10:00 am
September 28 @ 11:00 pm