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Astrobiology New Zealand

This is the New Zealand Astrobiology Network virtual meeting spaceSee More
Alexandra Pontefract posted a status
"Hey everyone! Submit to our session "Beyond the Catastrophe: Impacts and the Search for Life" http://goo.gl/hZQcSk #AbSciCon"
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"Missed "Talk to an Astrobiologist" with Marcelo Gleiser last week? Check out the recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XcjljS427g"
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Iceland Summer School

The summer school "Water, ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe", which will be held in Iceland from 1 to 14 July 2015, aims to give participants a thorough high-level introduction into the role of water in the evolution of life in the cosmos, starting from formation of water molecules in space and ending with evolution of the first organisms. It will bring together students and researchers from a multitude of different science branches, making it a truly multidisciplinary event. The program of the summer school comprises:lectures by internationally leading scientists covering a broad range of subjects in astrobiology investigation of colonization of volcanic rocks and glaciers with in situ life detection techniques excursions to geologically and biologically interesting sites (lava caves, new lava fields)2 poster sessions for students and early career scientistsA multitude of highly merited researchers have agreed to teach at the course. The course website is at:…See More
Marc Neveu added a discussion to the group ASU Virtual Reading Group

3/6/2015 Discussion - Titan biochemistry

Hi all,This Friday at 11 am PST, we'll be discussing a paper (Stevenson et al. 2015) on biochemistries relevant to Titan._To join via Fuze: http://fuze.me/27599118Toll / Intl #: +12014794595Toll free #: +18553463893Meeting # 27599118Thanks,MarcSee More


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Svet Shkolyar
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