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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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The Basics of Astrobiology: Recorded Lectures

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

The Basics of Astrobiology: Recorded Lectures In December 2016, as part of the Search for Life: From Early Earth to Exoplanets meeting in Vietnam, a two-day training school in the basics of astrobiology was held. This covers topics from astrophysics, geosciences and life sciences. Recordings of the lectures are available below: Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Nikos Prantzos – Nucleosynthesis and Galactic Chemical Evolution Masatoshi Ohishi – Astrochemistry Planetology and Geosciences  Alain Lecavellier – Exoplanets Hervé Martin – Early Earth Geosphere Geosciences and...

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ASB7

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SAVE THE DATE ASB7 – 13-14 September 2017 The seventh biennial conference of the Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB7) will take place in the Berrill Lecture Theatre at the Open University from 13-14 September 2017. Astrobiology is a multidisciplinary topic that brings together many branches of science, including astronomy, astrochemistry, astrobiology technology, biology, chemistry of life, development of life-forms in other environments, exoplanets, extremophiles, geomicrobiology, habitable zones, humans in space, life’s origins, Mars, meteorites, microbial communities, origin of complex...

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3rd STFC-UKSA Summer School

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The 3rd STFC-UK Space Agency Postgraduate Summer School in Astrobiology took place at the University of Leeds between 11-16th September 2011. Building upon previous, highly successful events at the Open University and University of Kent, the week began with a social mixer on the Sunday evening where our 25 student attendees, from all over the UK, were introduced to the joys of astrobiology by Dr Lewis Dartnell (UCL), as only he can with a marvellously engaging after-dinner talk. The venue for the week-long science meeting was the superbly refurbished School of Earth & Environment with...

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