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Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

PISCES international conference in Hilo in November

The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Studies (PISCES), a new research and education project at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, is hosting its first international conference in November. Delegates from several countries will meet at Hilo's Naniloa Volcanoes Resort Hotel from November 7-10, 2007 to discuss various aspects of establishing a sustainable human habitat on the Moon and Mars.

Results of PISCES' first national student design competition will also be announced, with students from Honolulu Community College, Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado making presentations. Delegates will meet to discuss Robotics, In Situ Resource Utilization, Habitat Design, Lunar Analog Site Selection, and other topics related to PISCES' mission.

Information about the conference, registration instructions, as well as the registration fee, can be found at the PISCES Web site, PISCES.uhh.hawaii.edu, or by contacting PISCES Co-Director Robert Fox at rfox@hawaii.edu.


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