Announcement for the Astrobiology Australasia Meeting and Grand Tour 2018
Please join us ‘down under’ for one, the other, or both events in mid-year…
Mark your calendars!
Registration deadlines will be announced here.
What is life? What was the origin of life: How did life originate and evolve?
(1a) Prebiotic chemistry / evolutionary organic chemistry
(1b) Earliest life and habitats on Earth: the fossil and geological records
(1c) Evolution of microbial and eukaryotic life
(1d) Terrestrial vs deep sea environments for the origin of life
(1e) Analog environments for early Earth and elsewhere
Is there life beyond Earth? – past or present – and, if so, how can we detect it?
(2a)Exoplanet science and discoveries
(2b) Habitability of our solar system
(2c) Search for life on Mars: past climate; past environments; current life? Potential for life on Icy Worlds
(2d) SETI & other initiatives (e.g. Breakthrough Initiatives)
(2e) New technologies for life detection
What is the future of life on Earth and the Universe?
(3a) New ways of thinking about Space Exploration & Astrobiology research
(3b) Astrobiology, Art, Culture & Indigenous Knowledge
(3c) Outreach and Education
(3d) Cities on Mars
(3e) Space and Security & Planetary Protection
More to come...