SpaceVision at ASU

SpaceVision, the largest student-organized space conference in the nation, takes place on the Arizona State University campus November 7-10.

This is also the national conference of the SEDS-USA, a branch of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) founded in the 1980’s by Peter Diamandis. SEDS-USA coordinates over 30 chapters with more than 1,200 students.

A free event at the conference is Star Trek: The Next Generation with The Bad Astronomer Phil Plait on Friday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. RSVP here.

Explore strange worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before with the Center for Science and the Imagination and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Join us for a screening of the episode “Evolution” and a conversation about space exploration, nanorobotics, and the ethical and scientific dimensions of synthetic life.

The panel discussion features Phil Plait, a.k.a. The Bad Astronomer and Karmella Haynes, a synthetic biology researcher at ASU’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, will moderate.

Lots of other SpaceVision speakers listed here.

[Via SF Scope and David Klaus.]