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    • Save the Date: Annual Wisconsin Space Conference
      Please join us for the 34th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Friday, August 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Special guest speaker, Michell Thaller, Assistant Director for Science Communication at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Waukesha, WI native will discuss the United States’ “Return to the Moon.”  Registration for the event will open soon.

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2023 Conference

Exoplanets 

and the Origins of Life


Friday, August 11, 2023 
Biopharmaceutical Technology Center Institute
WSC23_Exoplanets and the Origins of Life33rd Annual

33RD ANNUAL WISCONSIN SPACE CONFERENCE
Biopharmaceutical Technology Center Institute
5445 East Cheryl Parkway Madison, Wisconsin, 53711
Conference - Friday, August 11, 2023
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Observatory Tour/Star Gazing
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

REGISTER NOW

The BTC Institute, UW-Madison, and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will host the 33rd Annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Friday, August 11, 2023, at the Biopharmaceutical Technology Center on the Promega Corporation Campus in Madison, WI.  

The conference kicks off at 7:30 am Friday with a continental breakfast. Special guest speakers include Dr. Kenneth Sembach, a tenured astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STSci), and Dr. Melinda Soares-Furtado, a NASA Hubble Fellow at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and member of the Wisconsin Centers for Origins Research (WICOR). Throughout the day, attendees will hear about NASA partnerships, student research, K-12 outreach, academic and industry research, and WSGC team projects.  There will be a poster and networking session and an awards ceremony.

Download the 2023 Conference Brochure for conference registration and accommodation information.

PLENARY SPEAKER: DR. KENNETH SEMBACH Dr. Kenneth Sembach

Dr. Kenneth Sembach is a tenured astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), where he served as director from 2015 to 2022. STScI is the operations center for NASA’s flagship astronomical observatories, including the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescopes, which play key roles in exoplanet
research. Dr. Sembach holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago.

PLENARY SPEAKER: DR. MELINDA SOARES-FURTADO Dr. Melinda Soares-Furtado


Dr. Melinda Soares-Furtado is a NASA Hubble Fellow at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a member of the Wisconsin Center for Origins Research (WiCOR). She will commence her appointment as Professor of Astronomy at UW in September 2024. She studies open cluster variable stars and the formation and
evolution of star-planet systems. She is also studying how space-based infrared surveys of young star-forming regions can bring new insights to star-planet systems.

TO REGISTER TO ATTEND: 

Costs to register are below. Continental breakfast, lunch, and reception will be provided for all in-person attendees. 

REGISTER NOW    

btci.org/events-symposia/wisconsin-spaceconference-registration/

COST BY JULY 7 AFTER JULY 7
Student $40 $50
K-12 Teacher $60 $70
General $70 $80

If you need to modify your registration, please contact BTCI@BTCI.org

TO REGISTER TO PRESENT:

Presenters should complete the online WSC23_Presenter Registration form by July 17, 2023. Approximately 25 awardees will share the results of their project or program during the oral presentations. All other student participants will participate in a dynamic Poster Session where peers will highlight some of the best STEM-related research taking place on Wisconsin campuses. 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Mainstay Suites Fitchburg
5421 Caddis Bend
Fitchburg, WI 53711
(608) 271-3400
Rate: $99
Block Code:  “Wisconsin Space Conference”

Wyndham Garden Hotel
2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711
(608)-571-6326
Rate: $99
Block Code:  “BTCI Space Conference”

WSGC APPAREL:

Sweatshirts (S-XL - $30, XXL - $35)
Hat ($15)

WSGC Sweatshirt WSGC Hat ($15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WISCONSIN SPACE CONFERENCE RESOURCES

For more information:
Contact the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium at spacegrant@carthage.edu or call 262-551-6054.


Conference

    WSGC NEWS

    • Save the Date: Annual Wisconsin Space Conference
      Please join us for the 34th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Friday, August 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Special guest speaker, Michell Thaller, Assistant Director for Science Communication at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Waukesha, WI native will discuss the United States’ “Return to the Moon.”  Registration for the event will open soon.

      More >

    • Mileage Reimbursement Rate Updated
      Effective January 1, 2024, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will adopt the new IRS mileage rate of .67 per mile.

      More >

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