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GeoRepNet3: Geological Repositories.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in News | 0 comments

GeoRepNet3: Geological Repositories.

The STFC Network, GeoRepNet, will hold its third conference in Edinburgh from 12-14 October 2015 focusing on exploring all aspects of high technology transfer into geological repositories and other deep subsurface facilities and laboratories. The final programme of the October GeoRepNet meeting is now available here: GeoRepNet Meeting 3 programme.  Registration is free and open until the end of this month (30th September) and posters are still being accepted. For more information and registration, visit the conference website.  

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‘Living with the Stars’ by Karel Schrijver and Iris Schrijver

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Book reviews | 0 comments

‘Living with the Stars’ by Karel Schrijver and Iris Schrijver

Astrobiology, and the search for life beyond the Earth, is deeply interdisciplinary and combines elements of biology with planetary science and physics and astronomy. In this new book, the marital partnership of Karel and Iris Schrijver combine their backgrounds as a physician and an astrophysicist (a fusion they jokingly refer to as an ‘astrophysician’) to explore all the ways that humanity, and indeed all life on Earth, is inextricably linked to the fabric of the planet we live on, as well as the surrounding cosmos as a whole. Through its chapters, ‘Living with the Stars’ covers many...

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Moon 2020-2030 Symposium

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Moon 2020-2030 Symposium

The “Moon 2020-2030: A new era of human and robotic exploration” Symposium will take place on December 15/16, 2015 at ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands. Abstract submission is now open and there is no symposium fee. This symposium challenges the space agency, academic and industrial communities to engage in a new era of coordinated human and robotic exploration in the interest of science and human expansion. For more information about the symposium and upcoming dates kindly refer to symposium website or the Moon 2020-2030 flyer. If you are interested in submitting an abstract please...

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Drilling in Extreme Environments by Bar-Cohen & Zacny (eds.)

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Book reviews | 0 comments

Drilling in Extreme Environments by Bar-Cohen & Zacny (eds.)

With the title, “Drilling in Extreme Environments” and a Foreword by Harrison “Jack” Schmitt (Apollo 17 Astronaut & geologist), you know that you probably have a good read, but also, a rich resource of very relevant information if your business is the exploration of other worlds. The book is edited by Yoseph Bar-Cohen and Kris Zacny, both giants in their fields, with contributions from over 30 international experts who specialise in both terrestrial and planetary drilling. If you like pictures in a book, you will not be disappointed, this one is loaded with informative tables, photos,...

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The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide by William H. Waller.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Book reviews | 0 comments

The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide by William H. Waller.

This book offers an intimate guide to our home galaxy, the Milky Way. It is written in an enthusiastic, playful way, using simple yet elegant language to explain some pretty in-depth topics. The book begins with a description of the different structures that make up the Milky Way, such as globular clusters, gas clouds and the many kinds of star. Waller then describes how various cultures and mythologies across the world have attempted to explain the cosmos, and how the rise of science has led to our present understanding. Early astronomy was purely visual, but the discovery and use of the...

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