ASB in the media

ASB in the Media: ExoMars

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in ASB in the media, News | 0 comments

ASB in the Media: ExoMars

On Wednesday 19th October the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) successfully entered into orbit around Mars. There are many links between the ASB community and the ExoMars missions, either directly, or through related research into the possibility of life on Mars. So, it comes as no surprise that some of ASB’s committee members have been out on the media circuit recently, talking all about the Red Planet. This week’s Mars-themed episode of the BBC’s The Sky At Night featured ASB’s Louisa Preston and Manish Patel. Louisa talked about the Mars Utah Rover Field...

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ASB In the Media

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in ASB in the media, News | 0 comments

ASB In the Media

At the recent New Scientist Live Festival, ASB’s Zita Martins has been speaking astrobiology and the search for life in the Universe. On the opening day of the festival Zita joined astronaut Tim Peake and oceanographer Helen Czerski  for BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science show – the full broadcast can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07vjx9d Additionally, Zita spoke to the Microbiology Society about the beginnings of life on earth, and the search for life elsewhere in the universe. Watch the full interview...

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Latest Conversation posts from Jonti Horner

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in ASB in the media | 0 comments

The Astrobiology Society of Britain’s resident Conversation columnist has been busy over the last few months. You can read all his recent articles for the site here. Highlights include ‘What makes one Earth-like planet more habitable than another?’ and ‘Impacts, extinctions and climate in the search for life elsewhere’.

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BBC Sky at Night Rosetta special

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in ASB in the media | 0 comments

Celebrating ESA’s journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, this BBC Sky at Night special programme features many ASB members.

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Louisa Preston on The Sky at Night episode ‘The Hunt for ET’

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in ASB in the media, News | 0 comments

Louisa Preston on The Sky at Night episode ‘The Hunt for ET’

Astrobiologist (and ASB Treasurer) Dr Louisa Preston recently appeared as a guest on the BBC’s Sky at Night September episode ‘The Hunt for ET’ alongside Dr Adam Rutherford. She spoke about the search for biosignatures in the atmospheres of exoplanets and how we might be able to detect intelligent life on distant worlds. You can watch the section of the show featuring Louisa on the BBC website. Other recent appearances from Louisa include a Lost Lecture on the subject of Life on Mars and a TED-Ed lesson on extremophiles and...

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New articles from Dr Jonti Horner

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in ASB in the media | 0 comments

ASB Committee member Dr Jonti Horner, an astronomer and astrobiologist based at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, has written several articles for the news and analysis website The Conversation. Here are some of the most recent: From dust clouds to wobbly orbits for new planets, A night’s tale: will a new meteor shower light up northern skies?, Bright Saturn will blink out across Australia – for an hour, anyway, A different spin – exoplanet’s ‘day’ is measured for the first time. You can find the full list of Jonti’s articles for The Conversation here. You can also...

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