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Aurora Science Announcement of Opportunity

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Aurora Science Announcement of Opportunity

The UK Space Agency has just published an AO for Aurora Science 2018. The first mission in the Aurora programme, ExoMars, will search for traces of past and present life. A key goal of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) is to detect and characterise trace gases in the Martian atmosphere and gain a better understanding of methane and other atmospheric gases that are present in small concentrations, but could be evidence for possible biological or geological activity. The ExoMars rover, due for launch in 2020, will search Mars for signs of biosignatures from past life preserved within the...

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Human Spaceflight Workshop – Call for papers

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Human Spaceflight Workshop – Call for papers

Call for papers: The abstract submission for the Human Spaceflight and Weightlessness Science Workshop from 19th to 21st September, 2018 at ENAC (French Civil Aviation University) in Toulouse (France) is now open. Authors are invited to submit their abstracts online before April 15th, 2018. >> To submit click HERE The main topics of the Conference are: Topic 1: Proxima: Thomas Pesquet’s mission Topic 2: Parabolic flights Topic 3: Human spaceflights Topic 4: Life science Topic 5: Physical science Topic 6: Fundamental physics Topic 7: Astrobiology Topic 8: Life support and technology for...

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PhD Project, University of Westminster

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

PhD Project, University of Westminster

PHD PROJECT: Spectroscopic biosignatures of microbial life on Mars Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster Four years, full time, starting in September 2018 £16,000 annual stipend and fee waiver The closing date for applications is 5pm on 13th April 2018 with interviews expected within two weeks of this date. Any queries to: lewis@lewisdartnell.com   TO APPLY: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/research-areas/life-sciences/how-to-apply – Click on MPhil/PhD Biology (P052443), and clearly state that ‘FST 1: Spectroscopic biosignatures of microbial...

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Meeting: ANU, Thursday 19 July, 2018

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Meeting: ANU, Thursday 19 July, 2018

Expanding Worldviews: Astrobiology, Big History, and the Social and Intellectual Benefits of the Cosmic Perspective Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Thursday 19 July, 2018 Astrobiology and Big History are two relatively new intellectual disciplines, the former focussed on searching for life elsewhere in the universe and the latter on integrating human history into the wider history of the cosmos. Despite some differences in emphasis these two disciplines share much in common, not least their interdisciplinarity and the cosmic and evolutionary perspectives that they both...

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Building Habitable Worlds IV

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Building Habitable Worlds IV

The Building Habitable Worlds IV event will be held on 2 March, 2018 at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), Surrey. This annual one-day meeting provides an opportunity for networking and expressing views on the future direction of astrobiology research in the UK. The meeting this year will have a theme of space instrumentation, to provide the community with an insight into the life cycle of instrument development, from proposal to delivery. A morning session will give participants the chance to introduce their research in a quick-fire presentation round, followed by talks on...

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