Big things have small beginnings.
Attendees of the original “Astrobiology in Asia” meeting at AbSciCon 2019 showed enthusiasm about (1) promoting astrobiology in their home countries or in the Asia-Pacific countries where their current affiliations are located; (2) the idea of having a regional meeting equivalent to AbSciCon; and (3) the idea of having an organization to facilitate the above activities. They reconvened to discuss steps going forward. Here is a short summary.
Astrobiology Society of Asia-Pacific (ASAP) is formed to
- promote astrobiology in the Asia-Pacific region
- serve as a network to connect scientists in the Asia-Pacific region who are interested in astrobiology
- facilitate the organization of astrobiological science meetings in the Asia-Pacific region
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