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AbSciCon 2021: Call for Sessions

Posted by on Sep 3, 2020 in News | 0 comments

AbSciCon 2021: Call for Sessions

AbSciCon 2021 “Origins and Exploration: From Stars to Cells” will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 9-14 May 2021 as both an in-person and virtual meeting. Session proposals are now open. An overview of session themes and formats can be found here: https://www.agu.org/AbSciCon/2021/Present/Sessions Proposal deadline: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:59 PM E.T. This NASA Astrobiology meeting, organised by AGU, is encouraging sessions with diverse groups of conveners who can work together to broaden participation, facilitated by virtual programming. Further information,...

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Announcement: Rosalind’s STARS Outreach Programme

Posted by on Aug 28, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Announcement: Rosalind’s STARS Outreach Programme

Many of us owe our love of science and indeed science education in no small part to learning about the wonders of space at an early (even primary level) age. Rosalind’s STARS (Space TARgets Science), an ASB outreach programme, aims to bolster that engagement with STEM subjects and support current curriculum activities at two key transition points in a pupil’s education cycle, key-stage 2 (7-11) and key-stage 4 (14-16), by focusing on the ExoMars 2020 rover mission. We hope to inspire pupils to engage/re-engage with STEM subjects through the topic of space science and the ExoMars mission and...

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Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go, by David A. Weintraub

Posted by on Aug 28, 2020 in Book reviews | 0 comments

Life on Mars is not just a book about Mars; it is a chronicle of humankind’s obsession with the Red Planet, the evolution of ‘Mars-mania’, our hopes for life beyond Earth, and a cautionary warning about the ethical implications of Mars exploration. In this book, Weintraub narrates the story of our love affair with Mars from the moment we set our eyes on it. He guides us through the fascination and obsession of the many scientists who were convinced of the existence of life on Mars, and the lengths they went to prove to the world what they believed was true. He tells us of their...

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EANA 2020: Virtual conference & abstract deadline

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in News | 0 comments

EANA 2020: Virtual conference & abstract deadline

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the planned EANA meeting in Bologna will be postponed to another year. Instead, a shortened virtual meeting will be organized to connect the European Astrobiology community, with a vivid and interactive programme for two half days on 27th and 28th August, 2020. The virtual meeting will consist of selected keynote presentations, a live panel discussion, our well-known Space Factor student contest, as well as poster presentations. Virtual meetings go beyond the concepts of space-time because anyone will be able to make use of online meetings at any place, any...

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Special Issue of the Journal Life

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Special Issue of the Journal Life

A special issue of the journal Life — “Frontiers of Astrobiology” — is now open for submissions. Professor Manasvi Lingam serves as the Guest Editor, and the submission deadline is 3 July 2020. The objective of this special issue is to cover all realms of astrobiology, thus reflecting the inherent diversity of this field. Hence, all manner of papers are welcome — spanning both the physical and biological sciences, and ranging from experimental analyses to theoretical models — that are rigorous, comprehensive, and embody the latest developments in the field. In addition to regular...

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