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Astrobiology Introductory Course: RED’18

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Astrobiology Introductory Course: RED’18

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 programme of RED’18/Astrobiology Introductory...

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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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Life Travel Award

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Life Travel Award

The open access journal Life is offering a travel award to PhD students or Postdocs to assist them in attending an international conference in 2018. To qualify, the applicant should be involved in research on the origins and evolution of life. Detailed qualifying requirements can be found here. The awarded applicant will receive a grant of 800 Swiss Francs to support travel expenses. The application process is now open and the deadline for applications is 28 February 2018. To apply, or to nominate someone, for this award, please click...

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Information on Brexit

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Information on Brexit

Given the ambiguity regarding the implications of the Brexit process, the following may be informative for ASB members regarding science funding from Europe, EU citizenship and the overall process. Government guarantee that where UK organisations bid directly to the European Commission on a competitive basis for EU funding projects while we are still a member of the EU (for example universities participating in Horizon 2020) the Government will underwrite the payments of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU:...

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Research Fellow Opportunities at EAC

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Research Fellow Opportunities at EAC

Two research fellow opportunities are available at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC); one in human factors and astronaut training, the other in energy provision for future exploration scenarios. Both posts are sponsored by the the Italian Space Agency (ASI) as part of an ESA-ASI integrated team, so there is a strong Italian language requirement, but applications are open to nationals of all ESA member states. More details can be found at the following links: Research Fellow in Future Human Exploration Technologies Research Fellow for Training, Learning Tools & Technology The closing...

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Upcoming Royal Institution Events

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Upcoming Royal Institution Events

  The Royal Institution will be hosting some events this October that may be of interest to ASB members. These will explore questions such as “Why does the universe seem to be just right for life?” and “What does the future of science have in store?” Details below:     A fortunate universe Tuesday 17 October, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Over the last century, scientists have come to realise that if the universe had been born with even slightly different properties, life would be impossible, and the cosmos would be dead and sterile. So why does our universe...

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