Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting

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AAM2018 is organised by the New Zealand Astrobiology Network & the Australian Centre for Astrobiology

In partnership with Te Ao Mārama Institute, University of Auckland

Supported by Blue Marble Space Institute of Science

Please check out our other events adjacent to the conference

Conference themes and sessions

The Origin and Evolution of Life (1) 

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

Life beyond Earth & its detection (2) 

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

Future of life (3)

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 

Important dates, Mark your calendars!

Abstracts Deadline:
15 May 2018

Teachers Astrobiology Workshop: 
24 June 2018

Astrobiology Australasia Meeting: 
25-26 June 2018

AAM2018 Field Trip TVZ: 
27-29 June 2018

Grand Tour Western Australia: 
2-11 July 2018

Meeting Venue: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3010

More to come...
$528 + GST Professionals – Standard Bird Rate after 24 May 2018
  • The conference registration cost features: Sessions on Monday 25 June and Tuesday 26 June (includes welcome session on Sunday 24 June)
  • Morning and afternoon teas, lunch.
Register now
$320 + GST Students
  • The conference registration cost features: Sessions on Monday 25 June and Tuesday 26 June (includes welcome session on Sunday 24 June)
  • Morning and afternoon teas, lunch.
Register now
$120 + GST Teachers Astrobiology Workshop
  • one day astrobiology workshop
  • Rotorua
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea
Register now
$217.39 + GST Field Trip TVZ
  • Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ)
  • Kuirau Park & Waimangu – 27 June.
  • Orakei Korako & Wai-O-Tapu – 28 June.
  • Te Puia (or Mangatete Quarry – to see fossil site) & Tikitere/Hell’s Gate 29 June.
Instructions
3,000 AUD Astrobiology Grand Tour
  • Western Australia
  • 2-11 July
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email.
apply now

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