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UKSA AO: Exploration Education & Outreach

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UKSA AO: Exploration Education & Outreach

UKSA Announcement of Opportunity   The UK Space Agency (UKSA) has just published an announcement of opportunity for Exploration Education and Outreach. The purpose of the AO is to support the Agency’s education aims and objectives and to build upon the Agency’s investment in two areas: The ISS and SciSpacE programmes for human spaceflight and microgravity research The Aurora programme for robotic exploration of Mars Proposals for human spaceflight and microgravity research may link to any element of these areas, including: Tim Peake’s flight Human spaceflight and exploration in general...

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Meeting: Evolution, Development & Complexity

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

Meeting: Evolution, Development & Complexity

A full day satellite meeting will be held on 20th September 2017 at the Conference on Complex Systems held in Cancun, Mexico between 18th – 22nd September, 2017. The meeting seeks to advance conceptual and mathematical models and empirical applications in three major and potentially foundational research themes: A. Evolution / Diversity / Phase Space Creation / Unpredictability B. Development / Constraint / Phase Space Reduction / Predictability C. Complexity / Nonlinear Dynamics / Intelligence / Learning / Adaptation The meeting aims to evaluate biologically-inspired approaches to...

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Astrobiology Early Career Scientists Conference

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Astrobiology Early Career Scientists Conference

At the beginning of this August (7th-11th) the University of Tartu, Estonia, will host the Astrobiology early career scientists’ conference “The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets” in cooperation with European Astrobiology Campus, AbGradE, Europlanet and COST action “Life Origins”. Young scientists and PhD students are welcome to participate, share their research on various topics and further their networking and contacts, while also enjoying the company of their fellow researchers. Please note, the registration deadline is the 29th of June. There...

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UKSA: Aurora Science Announcement of Opportunity 2017

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UKSA: Aurora Science Announcement of Opportunity 2017

The UK Space Agency is making funding available for Aurora science. The purpose of this AO is to support science associated with planetary exploration to enhance the UK’s capabilities and cross-disciplinary approach to planetary science. The first mission in the Aurora programme, ExoMars, will search for traces of past and present life. A key goal of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) is to detect and characterise trace gases in the Martian atmosphere and gain a better understanding of methane and other atmospheric gases that are present in small concentrations, but could be evidence for...

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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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