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Workshop on Planetary Science 25-27th March 2020

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Workshop on Planetary Science 25-27th March 2020

The Chianti Topics International Focus Workshop is an extraordinary opportunity for experts in a selected field to meet and discuss in the beauty of the Chianti hills and a unique chance for an in-depth study of a topic for young researchers. The 4th edition of the Chianti Topics will be held in San Donato in Poggio, Italy from 25-27th March 2020 and is organized by Università di Firenze and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF). The workshop will offer an up-to-date view of planetary atmosphere research and Solar System planetary analogues and models. Researchers are invited to discuss...

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Biennial European Astrobiology Conference 2020

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Biennial European Astrobiology Conference 2020

Conference announcement: Registration, abstract submission and accommodation booking is now open for the Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON) at La Palma & Teneguia Princess Hotel on La Palma Island (Canary Islands, Spain) from 20-24 April 2020.  Scientific sessions are planned covering the following themes: Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems and Detection of Habitable WorldsThe Pathway to Complexity: From Simple Molecules to First LifePlanetary Environments and HabitabilityEvolution and Traces of Early Life and Life under Extreme ConditionBiosignatures and the...

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Job Opportunities in Astrobiology

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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

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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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