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Job Opportunities in Astrobiology

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

Job Opportunities in Astrobiology

Research England has recently awarded the Open University Astrobiology Research Group an Expanding Excellence in England grant worth £6.7 million. This will allow the Group to expand to bring together expertise in technology, international development and governance to address the scientific and governance challenges associated with the advancement of astrobiology and related space exploration missions.  Due to this investment the Group is recruiting the following positions: Senior Research Fellow (STEM) (click here for details) Research Fellow (STEM) (click here for details) Lecturer in...

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Expanding Worldviews: Astrobiology, Big History and Cosmic Perspectives

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Expanding Worldviews: Astrobiology, Big History and Cosmic Perspectives

The meeting ‘Expanding Worldviews: Astrobiology, Big History and Cosmic Perspectives’ on the societal impacts of astrobiology, big history, and cosmic perspectives will be held on 19-20 September at Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London. The meeting is now open for (free) registration at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/expanding-worldviews-astrobiology-big-history-and-cosmic-perspectives-tickets-64594662374 Everyone interested is welcome to attend, but attendees need to register so that we can keep track of numbers for refreshments, etc. If colleagues would like to give a...

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Call for Abstracts – The First Billion Years: Habitability

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Call for Abstracts – The First Billion Years: Habitability

The First Billion Years: Habitability conference will be held in Big Sky, Montana from September 8 – 12. The conference focuses on habitability, producing conditions conducive to life, the emergence of life on Earth, the potential for the emergence of life on other solar system bodies, and extensions to extrasolar systems. The conference format is intended to foster multi- and interdisciplinary discussion on the processes and physical conditions that affected the development of potentially habitable environments during the first billion years, how such environments evolved over time, and how...

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Big History & Astrobiology

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Big History & Astrobiology

A special issue of the Journal of Big History on the relationships between astrobiology and big history is now available at: https://jbh.journals.villanova.edu/ Edited by Ian Crawford (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK), this issue comprises a collection of papers based on the the meeting Expanding Worldviews: Astrobiology, Big History, and the Social and Intellectual Benefits of the Cosmic Perspective held at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia last...

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Conference Announcement: EANA 2019

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Conference Announcement: EANA 2019

The 19th European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA) Conference will be held in the historical centre of Orléans, France on 3-6 September 2019. EANA joins together people interested in the origins of life and the search for extraterrestrial life in the Solar System and beyond. This interdisciplinary domain involves scientists from multiple disciplines, such as chemistry, physics, biology, geology, astronomy, and human sciences. Once again the annual EANA conference will welcome abstracts from all of these topics, with a special focus on space missions. Registration and abstract...

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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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