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Remote Detection of Life Workshop – Open University

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Remote Detection of Life Workshop – Open University

A joint ESS/ASB workshop discussing the remote detection of life will be held at the Open University, Milton Keynes on 15 December 2017. An important strategy for finding life beyond Earth involves looking for possible global effects of biology. Earth system science (ESS)—the study of the interactions and interdependencies of the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, surface and sub-surface—can help astrobiologists in this endeavour. This conference will therefore bring together the UK’s astrobiology and ESS communities to explore how we might improve our ability to detect life within the solar system...

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Save the Date: ASB7

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

Save the Date: ASB7

  SAVE THE DATE – ASB7 (13-14 September 2017): The seventh biennial conference of the Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB7) will take place in the Berrill Lecture Theatre at the Open University from 13-14 September 2017.   Astrobiology is a multidisciplinary topic that brings together many branches of science, including astronomy, astrochemistry, astrobiology technology, biology, chemistry of life, development of life-forms in other environments, exoplanets, extremophiles, geomicrobiology, habitable zones, humans in space, life’s origins, Mars, meteorites, microbial communities,...

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Announcement: 1st ASB Discussion Meeting

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

Announcement: 1st ASB Discussion Meeting

1st ASB Discussion Meeting Planetary Analogues: The Solar System in a bottle   The 1st ASB Discussion Meeting on the topic planetary analogues will be held at the Open University on Friday 9th June.   Keynote Speakers: Zita Martins (Imperial) – Future Astrobiology Experiments in Earth orbit and beyond – recommendations from the ESA Topical Team. Claire Cousins (St Andrews) – From microbes to missions: how analogues shape planetary exploration. Registration: Attendance is free for ASB members. Non-members will pay £20 (£10 concessionary rate), receive ASB...

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Conference: EANA 2017, Aarhus, Denmark

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

Conference: EANA 2017, Aarhus, Denmark

The European Astrobiology Network Association 2017 (EANA17) conference will take place 14-17 August, 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. Among the many interesting and relevant topics for astrobiology, EANA17 emphasizes “Exoplanets”, a new and exciting field in the search for extraterrestrial life. The registration and abstract submission deadline is 1st June 2017: Registration link. Prior this, on the 12th and 13th August AbGradE will host a social event and a one-day workshop for young researchers in AbGradE. The registration deadline for AbGradE is 30th June...

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Interview with Charles Cockell

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in ASB in the media, News | 0 comments

Interview with Charles Cockell

ASB’s Adam Stevens has recently recorded an interview with Charles Cockell, Professor of Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh and one of the founders of the Astrobiology Society of Britain. In the interview Charles describes his personal journey into astrobiology research and shares advice for getting involved in the field.       Link to...

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UKSA Space Exploration Advisory Committee

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

UKSA Space Exploration Advisory Committee

Call for Nominations The UK Space Agency seeks nominations for membership 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...

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