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Social & Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Social & Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

SoCIA 2018: Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology The second meeting of a new academic group devoted to the exploration of broad questions surrounding the search for life beyond Earth and the future of life in space (SoCIA: Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology) will be held on 13th – 15th April 2018 at the University of Nevada, Reno. The emphasis of the meeting is on issues relevant to the underlying science, but that cannot be fully addressed by science alone. These range from social and ethical questions such as “What are our ethical obligations to alien life?” and...

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Conference: IAU Astrobiology 2017, Chile

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Conference: IAU Astrobiology 2017, Chile

After the successful joint meeting with ISSOL in Nara, Japan in 2014, the IAU Commission F.3 will meet again in Coyhaique, Chile in November, 2017.  This key meeting fosters interdisciplinary collaborations for the advancement of Astrobiology, welcoming researchers from disciplines as diverse as astrophysics, biology, geology, humanities, and sociology, among others. Astrobiology 2017 welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution to the discipline in the following scientific categories and subcategories: Star and planet formation. Extrasolar planets / Habitable zones and...

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UKSA AO: Exploration Education & Outreach

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in News | 0 comments

UKSA AO: Exploration Education & Outreach

UKSA Announcement of Opportunity   The UK Space Agency (UKSA) has just published an announcement of opportunity for Exploration Education and Outreach. The purpose of the AO is to support the Agency’s education aims and objectives and to build upon the Agency’s investment in two areas: The ISS and SciSpacE programmes for human spaceflight and microgravity research The Aurora programme for robotic exploration of Mars Proposals for human spaceflight and microgravity research may link to any element of these areas, including: Tim Peake’s flight Human spaceflight and exploration in general...

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Meeting: Evolution, Development & Complexity

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Meeting: Evolution, Development & Complexity

A full day satellite meeting will be held on 20th September 2017 at the Conference on Complex Systems held in Cancun, Mexico between 18th – 22nd September, 2017. The meeting seeks to advance conceptual and mathematical models and empirical applications in three major and potentially foundational research themes: A. Evolution / Diversity / Phase Space Creation / Unpredictability B. Development / Constraint / Phase Space Reduction / Predictability C. Complexity / Nonlinear Dynamics / Intelligence / Learning / Adaptation The meeting aims to evaluate biologically-inspired approaches to...

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Astrobiology Early Career Scientists Conference

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Astrobiology Early Career Scientists Conference

At the beginning of this August (7th-11th) the University of Tartu, Estonia, will host the Astrobiology early career scientists’ conference “The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets” in cooperation with European Astrobiology Campus, AbGradE, Europlanet and COST action “Life Origins”. Young scientists and PhD students are welcome to participate, share their research on various topics and further their networking and contacts, while also enjoying the company of their fellow researchers. Please note, the registration deadline is the 29th of June. There...

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