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Astrobiology Introductory Course: RED’18

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Astrobiology Introductory Course: RED’18

[Some places and grants still available] The third edition of the Astrobiology Introductory Course (Rencontres Exobiologiques pour Doctorants 2018 — RED’18) will be held from 4th – 10th March 2018 at the Ornithological Reserve of le Teich, France. The school is primarily aimed at PhD students and early career researchers (from any country) in astronomy, geology, chemistry, biology, or history / philosophy of science. The astrobiology course will provide interdisciplinary training in the origin of life on Earth, its evolution and its distribution in the Universe. The...

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The Project Mars Competition

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The Project Mars Competition

The Project Mars Competition is Open! Join NASA’s Orion and Space Launch Systems teams and SciArt Exchange in visualizing humans venturing into deep space, to the Moon and beyond to Mars.  Interested college students and early career professionals worldwide are invited to submit short films and graphic art about this mission, what astronauts may see, and their dreams for the future of exploration. Entries will be judged by film and graphics industry professionals and NASA astronauts. Winning entries will be screened at an Opening Event at NASA visitor centers, NASA museum consortium members,...

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ESA Graduate Scheme

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in News | 0 comments

ESA Graduate Scheme

ESA has launched its call for graduate positions, and applications from the UK are strongly encouraged. ESA’s New Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) opportunities can be viewed online and will be open from 20 November to 17 December 2017. This high-calibre programme lasts for one year and gives successful applicants an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the development and operation of space missions. More information and a list of available opportunities can be found...

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Frontiers of Sciences Meeting, Leeds 2018

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Frontiers of Sciences Meeting, Leeds 2018

In association with The Royal Society of Biology, The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Astrobiology Society of Britain and The Royal Astronomical Society, another “Frontiers of Sciences” meeting is taking place in Leeds on Saturday 10th March, 2018. Venue: KPMG LLP, 1 Sovereign Square, Leeds, LS1 4DA (map) Time: 10:30 am — 3:30 pm Speakers include: Dr Dominic Papineau (UCL): Biosignatures in the Eoarchean rock record. Dr Frances Westall (CNRS Orleans Campus, France): Space, the search for extra-terrestrial life and society. Prof. Peter Strazewski (Université Claude Bernard, Lyon...

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Online Courses in Astrobiology

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Online Courses in Astrobiology

A series of online video courses in astrobiology has been launched: http://astrobiovideo.com/en/ This free online platform is an outcome of the IAU working group “Education & Training in Astrobiology“, which aims to make the latest advances in the field available and accessible to everyone. “Online Courses in Astrobiology” presents quality courses in astrobiology, given by international specialists, for students working in this field, but also for any interested and curious members of the public. Classes are available in French, English and Spanish (additional languages may...

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Space Awareness: Space Careers Booklet

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Space Awareness: Space Careers Booklet

Have you ever wondered how to begin a career in space (or want to help advise someone who does)? An EU Space Awareness campaign has recently produced a booklet about careers in space, with the ASB’s Zita Martins as the featured astrobiologist. The booklet is aimed at children and young adults and provides information on several space-related careers, covering everything from astrobiology to space law. Space Awareness also hosts a wealth of useful career and educational resources for young people online at www.spaceawareness.org. A copy of the careers booklet can be downloaded by...

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