lease join us if you can Wednesday April 19th at 10:30am US Pacific Time (5:30pm GMT)!"Ask an Astrobiologist" is a live interview with a renowned astrobiologist! This format is interactive and allows participants to ask questions on Twitter & SAGANet! Use #askastrobio to submit your questions before the event! Questions will still be taken via SAGANet chat!We welcome to SAGANet Dr. Britney Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, USA! Dr. Schmidt is an…See More
Please join us if you can Wednesday March 1st at 10:30am US Pacific Time (6:30pm GMT)!"Ask an Astrobiologist" is a live interview with a renowned astrobiologist! This format is interactive and allows participants to ask questions on Twitter & SAGANet! Use #askastrobio to submit your questions before the event! Questions will still be taken via SAGANet chat!We welcome to SAGANet Dr. George Cooper, Senior Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, and an expert in meteorites and their potential…See More
Please join us if you can Thursday, January 26th 10am US Pacific Time (6pm GMT)!"Ask an Astrobiologist" is a live interview with a renowned astrobiologist! This format is interactive and allows participants to ask questions on Twitter & SAGANet! Use #askastrobio to submit your questions before the event! Questions will still be taken via SAGANet chat!We welcome to SAGANet Dr. Aki Roberge, Study Scientist of the next generation LOUVOIR telescope at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center! The Large…See More
Join us on Tuesday May 31th at 10 am US Pacific time (GMT-8) for a LIVE event with James Webb Space Telescope Chief Engineer Dr. Jonathan Arenberg of Northrop Grumman!Jonathan Arenberg has been with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems since 1989 having started with Hughes Aircraft Company. His work experience includes optical, space and laser systems. Dr. Arenberg has worked on such astronomical programs as the Chandra X-ray Observatory, James Webb Space Telescope and helped develop the New…See More
Join us on Tuesday February 16th at 10 am US Pacific time (GMT-8) for a LIVE event with Astrobiologist and Oceanographer Dr. John R. Delaney of The University of Washinton, Seattle!John Delaney joined the faculty of the University of Washington's School of Oceanography in 1977. He is a Professor of Oceanography and holds the Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks.He is a passionate and tenacious advocate for launching next-generation ocean science and educational capabilities. Success…See More
Quantifying Constraints on Metabolic Diversity PatternsPresenter: Jordan Okie, Arizona State University When: February 8, 2016 1PM PSTA shared goal of astrobiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology is understanding the general principles governing spatiotemporal patterns in biological diversity. Exergonic metabolic diversity is the diversity of energy-yielding reactions harnessed by a living system. Because energetics shape the…See More
Existing Electro-Optical Links to Real-Time Undersea Laboratories in Active Volcanic and Methane-Hydrate Systems: Opportunities for Remote Experiments With Extreme (And Normal) Marine EcosystemsPresenter: John Delaney, University of Washington When: November 24, 2015 3PM PSTTo join using a videoconferencing system: Please RSVP to…See More
Self-Assembly and the Origin of LifePresenter: Roy Black, University of Washington When: October 20, 2015 3PM PDT We have discovered that the building blocks of RNA and proteins, but not several related compounds, spontaneously bind to fatty acid membranes, and that this binding stabilizes them against salt [Black et al. PNAS 110, 13272 (2013)]. We are now investigating whether the membrane surfaces orient these components…See More
Serpentinization on Mars: Observational Evidence and TheoryPresenter: Adrian Brown, SETI Institute When: October 26, 2015 1PM PDTThe presence of talc following carbonated serpentization has been linked to Earth analogs in terrestrial greenstone belts such as the Pilbara in Western Australia, where talc bearing komatiite cumulate units of the Dresser Formation overlie the siliceous, stromatolite-bearing Strelley Pool…See More
Searching for Life on Mars With PIXL and the Mars 2020 Rover MissionPresenter: Abigail Allwood, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory When: September 21, 2015 1PM PDTFinding conclusive evidence of primitive microbial life in multi-billion-year-old rocks is exceptionally difficult, as illustrated by doubt surrounding the interpretation of Earth’s earliest fossil record. Seeking evidence of ancient life on Mars is an even…See More
"Very excited about this group and initiative!
I know we've talked previously about filing claims to mineral rights of particular sites as a way of protecting them. An additional asset we might think about obtaining are conservation easements to…"
We will use this group to document and conserve areas of the Earth that are critical for astrobiology research. Most of us know that there are field sites of significance for astrobiology research all around us, but there is no repository listing these locations or documenting their significance. We will use this group to coordinate our efforts as we describe where these sites can be found, what kind of research can be conducted at these sites, and why they must be protected for future…See More