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‘Cosmology in Theological Perspective’ by Olli-Pekka Vainio

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Book reviews | 0 comments

Cosmology covers the origin and development of the cosmos as a whole. In astrobiology circles, this usually refers to a branch of astrophysics, but the term also applies to theology. How do we understand the universe and what rules do we use when proposing models? Olli-Pekka Vainio tackles these questions in Cosmology in Theological Perspective: Understanding Our Place in the Universe. Vainio provides a great introduction, suitable for academics interested in the intersection of astrobiology and theology. Vainio covers many issues that arise when thinking about the role of life in the...

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Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Planetary Science

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Jobs, News | 0 comments

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Planetary Science

The Open University is now recruiting to a lectureship position with a research specialism in analytical planetary sciences in the School of Physical Sciences at the Open University.  This Faculty position will provide the opportunity to join a large group of planetary scientists with an extensive range of excellent analytical and simulation facilities and involvement in many on-going and planned planetary missions, and to contribute to our distance learning curriculum. The deadline for applications is 23rd April 2019 – see the Open University website for details...

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Nominations for the Barrie Jones Award 2019

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Nominations for the Barrie Jones Award 2019

The Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB), in collaboration with the Open University, is proud to announce the opening of nominations for the Barrie Jones Award to celebrate those who have made an excellent contribution to outreach and/or the teaching of Astrobiology, in memory of Prof. Barrie W. Jones who was a keen communicator of astrobiology. We wish to solicit nominations for the award. Once the recipient of the award has been selected by a committee comprising members of the ASB and staff from the Open University, they will be invited to give a public lecture held at the Open...

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Royal Institution Event: The Human Martian

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Royal Institution Event: The Human Martian

The Royal Institution will be hosting an astronomy event, The Human Martian on Tuesday 19 March, 7.00pm – 8.30pm. This will explore humanity’s first attempts to establish a permanent settlement on Mars. Adrian Hayes, Iya Whiteley and Jill Stuart bring together expertise from the worlds of exploration, science and law to guide us through how humans will live in a new era in which space exploration is no longer about the journey. For more information and to book tickets please visit the event page:...

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8th Astrobiology Society of Britain Conference

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in News | 0 comments

8th Astrobiology Society of Britain Conference

The 8th Astrobiology Society of Britain Conference will be hosted by Newcastle University on 25-26th of April 2019, focusing on the topic of ‘Habitability below the ice line’. The ASB Conference series continues its objective of promoting discussion on UK astrobiology interests in research, education and outreach. An Early Careers Workshop (limited spaces available) will be held on the 24th April. This event is free, but attendees then must sign up to the main event on 25th April. Further details will be available on the website in due course. A conference dinner is included in the delegate...

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