Conferences and Events

A prince and attendants visiting a noble yogini at an Ashram. Murshidabad sub-style, c1765. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


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Details of Conferences

Aerospace Medicine Conferences
Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Conferences
Earth Observation and Space4Health Conferences
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Space Research and Education Conferences
Pre-Hospital, Disaster and Resuscitation Medicine Conferences

World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, 09-12 May 2023, Killarney, Ireland.

Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) International ‘Spark of Life’ Conference, 01-03 June 2023, Brisbane, Australia.

Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Victorian Branch Conference, 09 September 2023, Melbourne, Australia.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”


~ A prince and attendants visiting a noble yogini at an Ashram. Murshidabad sub-style, c1765. (Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London) (accessed 01 August 2020).
~ Edwin Hubble Discovers the Universe. Image Credit & Copyright: Carnegie Institution for Science. Image and explanation below downloaded from: (accessed 31 July 2020).
Explanation: How big is our universe? This very question, among others, was debated by two leading astronomers 100 years ago today in what has become known as astronomy’s Great Debate. Many astronomers then believed that our Milky Way Galaxy was the entire universe. Many others, though, believed that our galaxy was just one of many. In the Great Debate, each argument was detailed, but no consensus was reached. The answer came over three years later with the detected variation of single spot in the Andromeda Nebula, as shown on the original glass discovery plate digitally reproduced here. When Edwin Hubble compared images, he noticed that this spot varied, and so wrote “VAR!” on the plate. The best explanation, Hubble knew, was that this spot was the image of a variable star that was very far away. So M31 was really the Andromeda Galaxy — a galaxy possibly similar to our own. The featured image may not be pretty, but the variable spot on it opened a door through which humanity gazed knowingly, for the first time, into a surprisingly vast cosmos.
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