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London March for Science

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London March for Science

On 22 April the London March for Science will go forward in solidarity with our colleagues in the US and around the world as a massive, diverse, non-partisan, and celebratory demonstration of public support for science that highlights challenges facing the scientific community and will act as a catalyst for ongoing public action around specific issues. Scientific progress and freedom is under threat on a global level – from the policies of the new US administration, uncertainty around the impact of the EU referendum, and a broad increase in anti-intellectualism and resistance to facts...

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Summer Camp, Finland, Aug. 2017

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Summer Camp, Finland, Aug. 2017

SUMMER CAMP: “Deep History of Universe, the Earth and the Biosphere” 20 – 26 August, 2017, Finland Registration is now open for the Deep History of the Universe, the Earth and the Biopshere summer camp from 20-26 August 2017 at the Tuorla observatory, Kaarina, Finland: http://timetrek2017.utu.fi/ The summer camp is primarily aimed at students interested in astrobiology and the deep history of the world. The attendance is limited to 30 attendees, so early application/registration is advisable: There is no registration fee charged for participation in the lectures, but a small fee is...

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Space Exploration Advisory Committee Call for Nominations

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Space Exploration Advisory Committee Call for Nominations

The UK Space Agency seeks nominations for the Chair of its Space Exploration Advisory Committee (SEAC. The SEAC is responsible for advising the Agency on matters relating to robotic and human space exploration programmes. The Committee’s remit includes advising on UK participation in European exploration programmes (including Mars exploration and the International Space Station) and national level activities in support of these programmes. Membership of the SEAC consists of representatives of the academic and industrial communities from across the breadth of relevant subject areas, including...

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Summer School: Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Summer School: Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life

Summer school “Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life” (Saaremaa, Estonia, 25 July – 3 August) This school will give attendees a thorough introduction into impacts, impactors, and the role of impacts in the evolution of life. Apart from lectures, poster presentations, student-led discussions, several practical exercises including: • Search for meteorite fragments • Microscopy of pollen in order to assess the ecological consequences of impacts • Petrographic microscopy of impactites • Electrometric and georadar mapping of impact sites • Excavation into the boundary layer between the...

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Online STEM opportunities for astrobiologists

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Online STEM opportunities for astrobiologists

Get school students excited about astrobiology in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! I’m a Scientist is an online outreach competition where scientists talk with curious school students at imascientist.org.uk, answer their questions, and help raise aspirations towards science. During March’s British Science Week, the UK Space Agency is funding places for scientists in the Space Exploration Zone of the next event, and astrobiology researchers are invited to apply to take part. Apply now to be part of I’m a Scientist, running 6th–17th March, at imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply...

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Summer Undergraduate Research Project – University of Leicester

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

Summer Undergraduate Research Project – University of Leicester

Testing of the Deep Space Petri Pod (DSPP) – John Holt and Dr Graham Wynn Funded by the UK Space Agency, the Deep Space Petri Pod (DSPP) is a novel instrument development project designing a miniature “life support” environment to conduct astrobiology experiments on missions like the upcoming European Space Agency, Phobos Sample Return mission. Working with colleagues at NASA Ames and the universities of Exeter, Nottingham and Westminster, we have successfully built a high fidelity prototype to enable laboratory testing of the instrument concept. The successful candidate will work with...

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