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ASB internships returning for 2023

Posted by on Dec 13, 2022 in Jobs, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

ASB internships returning for 2023

After the suspension of the ASB internship grant for the past couple of years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ASB is pleased to announce that the internship program is returning in 2023. If you are an undergraduate student studying at a UK institution and are interested in conducting a project related to astrobiology at a UK institution, then you can find more information here. The deadline for applications is March 31st

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Modelling the planets.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2022 in News | 0 comments

Modelling the planets.

Dr Julia Semprich researches the interactions between fluids and rock in the deep places of the world in order to understand planetary formation processes, which could give insights into habitability. Dr Ann Grand, senior lecturer in Astrobiology education at AstrobiologyOU, speaks to Dr Julia Semprich about her research on habitability on other planets for OpenLearn. The full article can be found here

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Winner of the 2022 Barrie Jones Memorial Award – Dr Áine O’Brien.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2022 in ASB in the media, News | 0 comments

Winner of the 2022 Barrie Jones Memorial Award – Dr Áine O’Brien.

Pig vomitoxin and the story of the Lafayette meteorite Dr Áine O’Brien was awarded the 2022 Barrie Jones Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to communicating research related to astrobiology. Áine delivered an award lecture at the recent British and Planetary Science Conference, hosted at The Open University in June 2022, in which she shared her work on the Lafayette meteorite. Lafayette was ejected from Mars millions of years ago and landed on Earth in the early 20th century. As an organic geochemist, studying the Lafayette meteorite was an incredible opportunity to study the...

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Space Environment Community Perspectives for The Post-ISS Era

Posted by on Jul 16, 2021 in News | 0 comments

Space Environment Community Perspectives for The Post-ISS Era

The Life and Physical Sciences panel of the European Space Sciences Committee have prepared a Survey for The Post-ISS Era. This is an opportunity for the community to voice any possible needs or concerns for microgravity research after ISS closure. In addition, new scientific perspectives will be offered by Moon and Mars exploration, but these perspectives are not yet clear. The ESSC plans a study in two phases. In the first phase, they are surveying colleagues involved in experiments relating to space environment (microgravity, radiation, isolation, vacuum, etc.). The survey can be accessed...

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EANA Outstanding Paper Award

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

EANA Outstanding Paper Award

EANA is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For that reason, EANA is organizing several special events and activities in 2021. One of these activities will be the EANA outstanding paper award contest. EANA is an organisation that lives through its members and therefore the EANA council board would like to highlight the excellent research performed by the EANA community by awarding the best paper publication in the anniversary year. The paper will be selected from all sent suggestions. Andrè Brack and Barbara Cavalazzi will be leading the jury. An appointed jury will screen the...

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Public consultation: UN Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by on Jan 25, 2021 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Public consultation: UN Sustainable Development Goals

Members of the Astrobiology Society of Britain are invited to contribute to a public consultation on the relevance of science to sustainable development goals (SDGs).  OSDG is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), SDG AI Lab, PPMI, and a community of researchers led by Dr. Nuria Bautista Puig.  In Q1-Q2 of 2021 a large-scale exercise will be launched with the help of OSDG volunteers who will assess the relevance of different research fields to SDGs. This will provide valuable feedback on the boundaries of SDG-related research, and the...

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