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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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Fixed-term Lectureship in Planetary Science

Posted by on Feb 6, 2022 in Jobs, News | 0 comments

Fixed-term Lectureship in Planetary Science

The University of St Andrews are seeking to appoint a fixed-term Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Planetary Science who will contribute to their undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in topics in planetary sciences, including astrobiology, planetary geology, geobiology and remote sensing, during the academic year 2022/23. The position will begin 1st July 2022 and run for 12-months to provide cover for maternity leave. Please see the advertisement here for more information.

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Nominations for the Barrie Jones Award 2022

Posted by on Feb 6, 2022 in News | 0 comments

Nominations for the Barrie Jones Award 2022

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...

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ASB Conference Postponed

Posted by on Oct 3, 2021 in News | 0 comments

ASB Conference Postponed

After much consideration, the decision has been taken to postpone the upcoming ASB Virtual Conference ‘Habitats Beyond Earth’ (18-20th Oct). We know this is disappointing for those planning to attend or present, but following significant input from the community we felt that the astrobiology community will be better served by an in-person hybrid conference. We will host this conference in St Andrews in the summer of 2022 (date TBD), and very much look forward to seeing many of you there, in what will hopefully be more normal times. The associated public event,...

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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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