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AbGradE workshop 2017

AbGradE`s 2017 workshop in Aarhus

On August 13th 2017, AbGradE will organise a 1-day workshop the day before this year’s EANA conference in Aarhus (August 14th-17th). This workshop will be the second of this kind after the successful launch of this format in 2015 at the ESTEC facilities (Noordwjik, the Netherlands). Its aim is to bring together early-career scientists and promote scientific networking between them, while working on group projects. This year’s topic will be Human Exploration of the Solar System.

The workshop will start with short-pitches from the attendees, in the format of “My Thesis in 180 seconds”, in order to introduce ourselves to everyone.
Following this, Cyprien Verseux will give an introductory lecture about his experiences during the one year Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation IV mission (HI-SEAS IV), which is an analog habitat for human spaceflight to Mars.
The workshop itself will consist of work in small groups, aiming to define and design space missions, under the supervision of scientific experts in the field. At the end of the day, the groups will present their mission projects.

The day preceding the workshop (August 12th), we invite all attendees to a sightseeing tour through Aarhus, followed by an icebreaker event in the evening at a nice bar in the city centre.

Please register here.

Please note that your registration will be only confirmed by paying the workshop fee of 20€.

Time Schedule:

9:10-9:20Welcome to AbGradE 2017
9:20-10:30Short pitches from attendees
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-12:00Talk on HI-SEAS IV and crewed Mars exploration by Cyprien Verseux
13:00-13:30Presentation of the group projects and splitting participants into teams
13:30-14:45Mission design proposal - group project
14:45-15:15Coffee break
15:15-16:30Mission design proposal - group project
16:30-17:30Presentation and discussion about mission design proposals
17:30Closing remarks - Feedback - AbGradE 2018

The workshop will take place at the very nice Ole Rømer-Observatory ( which is reachable by bus from the city center with Routes 1 and 18 stopping at Carl Nielsens Vej by the racecourse (address: Observatorievejen 1, 8000 Aarhus C; more info to follow or at for public transport).