AMEC 2006

6th Australian Mars Exploration Conference

October 13, 14 & 15, 2006

 


program :: venue :: registration :: accomodation :: call for papers


INTRODUCTION

Registration is now open for the sixth Australian Mars Exploration Conference (AMEC 2006), which will be held in Melbourne in October of this year. The conference theme will be 'Establishing Base Camp: Science, Methods and Technologies to Support the Human Exploration of Mars'. Presentations planned over this two day event will cover a plethora of issues connected to development of a Mars base to support future human exploration, including site selection, building a base, logistics, exploration radii, setting up a research program, communication and crew safety.

The program will include a screening of the upcoming movie The Mars Underground.

PROGRAM

The full conference program may be downloaded here (doc format).

VENUE

Victoria Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC)

Strathmore Secondary College
Pasco Vale Road
Strathmore
Victoria 3041

(See Street-directory.com.au for road directions, or Google Maps for the location)

Click here to download a brochure about the conference venue (pdf).

REGISTRATION

Registration for AMEC 2006 is now open.

You may register online here or alteratively download and send in a registration form (pdf).


ACCOMMODATION

Some suggested accommodation available within the vicinity of the conference venue is as follows.

Punt Hill Apartment Hotels and Serviced Apartments
1142 Mt Alexander Rd Essendon VIC 3040
ph: 1300 550 779
indicative rate - $295 per night for 4 people
distance to AMEC by foot: 2.5kms

Alexander Motor Inn
980 Mt Alexander Rd Essendon VIC 3040
ph: (03) 9374 1255
indicative rate - $200 per night for 4 people
distance to AMEC by foot: 2km

Comfort Inn & Suites
93 Bulla Rd Essendon North VIC 3041
ph: (03) 9374 2433
indicative rate - $145 per night for 3 people
distance to AMEC by foot: 3km

Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport
1 Centre Rd Tullamarine VIC 3043
ph: (03) 9933 5111
indicative rate - $180 per night for 3 people
distance to AMEC by CAR: 15kms

Hotel Formule 1
Caldwell Drv Tullamarine VIC 3043
ph: (03) 8336 1811
indicative rate - $60 per night for 3 people!
distance to AMEC by CAR: 15kms


CALL FOR PAPERS

'Establishing Base Camp: Science, Methods and Technologies to Support the Human Exploration of Mars'

Mars Society Australia is pleased to announce that the call for 2006 conference papers is now open.

This year’s theme - 'Establishing Base Camp: Science, Methods and Technologies to Support the Human Exploration of Mars' - covers the plethora of issues connected to development of a Mars base to support future human exploration, such as selecting a site, building a base, logistics, exploration radii, setting up a research program, communication and crew safety.

Overall there will be six sub-themes and you are asked to consider submitting within one of these:

Theme 1 – Technology

Theme 2 – Planetary science and astrobiology

Theme 3 – Human factors

Theme 4 – Analogue studies

Theme 5 – Education and outreach

Theme 6 – Policy and planning

Expressions of interest and/or papers should be forwarded to Jenny Laing, PR Director at pr@marssociety.org.au

Full papers are due no later than 1 July 2006, to allow adequate time for review. Papers should be no longer than 5,000 words in length. All papers accepted will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Registrations will be opening soon - see http://www.marssociety.org.au for details. Please pass this call on to interested colleagues, students and friends.