Essay Contest: Entries Due November 30th

Entries for our essay contest for undergraduate students are due November 30th. This year’s contest asks writers to address the question, “What would be the most significant impact of establishing remote contact with extraterrestrial intelligent life?” The 2016 BMSIS essay contest is a partnership with METI International and the ASU Beyond Center. Students pursuing a degree at a 2- or 4-year college anywhere in the world are eligible for this contest. [click here for more details about the BMSIS essay […]

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Essay Contest Winners

This year’s topic asked essay writers to address the question: “How can human civilization develop a successful strategy for the sustained exploration of the inner solar system for the next 200 years?“. We are pleased to announce this year’s winning essay authors: Winner – Wojciech Gładysz (University of Warsaw) 1st Honorable Mention – Shayna Hume (University of Miami) 2nd Honorable Mention – Hanna Sandhu (Penn State University) Congratulations to our essay contest winner and honorable mentions, and thanks to all […]

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Podcast: Sustained Solar System Exploration

Live from the 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference in Chicago, our BlueSciCon podcast for June features a lively discussion of our collective ideas for the “Sustained Exploration of the Inner Solar System.” We are currently promoting our essay contest for undergraduate students with the same theme, and we hope that our discussion will help to stimulate ideas in many of our essay contest participants. We purposefully excluded Mars from the conversation (only because Mars gets a lot of attention…), and so […]

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BlueSciCon Episode 39: Sustained Exploration of the Inner Solar System

Live from AbSciCon 2015 Beverages: Various Listen: [mp3 download] Questions to consider: How can human civilization develop a successful strategy for the sustained exploration of the inner solar system for the next 200 years? What planets and astronomical bodies should we target? Can space exploration be profitable? Is space colonization desirable? [ca_audio url=”http://beerwith.bmsis.org/BlueSciCon_39_JUN2015.mp3″ width=”500″ height=”27″ css_class=”codeart-google-mp3-player”]

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