15 October 2018
Daniella Scalice, Education and Communication Lead for the NASA Astrobiology Program is coming to New Zealand in October. In 2005 she and her Diné colleagues co-founded the “NASA and the Navajo Nation” initiative, an ongoing collaboration that has produced classroom materials, teacher trainings, and student summer camps which weave together Western scientific and Navajo Cultural knowledge. We are looking forward to welcoming her to New Zealand.
22 August 2018
Angélica Anglés completed her BEng at the University of Gävle (Sweden) and University of Valencia (Spain). She completed 3 MSc degrees in Space Geodesy, Astrophysics and Planetary Science at University of Karlsruhe (Germany), Imperial College London and the last one at University College London, where her research focused on the orbital detection of cyanobacteria on the Martian Polar Caps as […]
3 July 2018
Like many, Ian came to Astrobiology by accident. A career-long research focus on Antarctic lakes, a network of collaborators and a conversation in a Chicago pub led to the revelation that some of these lakes, where microbes rule, contain analogues of the earliest known communities on Earth. Since then the theme of astrobiology has been an important sub-plot in his […]
1 July 2018
Mitch Schulte is a Program Scientist with the Mars Exploration Program in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. As a Program Scientist, Mitch is responsible for and manages the science content of a number of NASA's Mars missions. He has visited New Zealand in 2018.
7 June 2018
NASA MSL rover discovers methane on Mars, what does it mean? Listen to NZAN Professor Kathy Campbell talking on New Zealand's TV3 AM show about the NASA Curiosity discovery of organic molecules on Mars' surface.
7 June 2018
Europe launches The European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) at the recommendations of the AstroMap Report.
17 April 2018
We are very happy to announce Dr. Seth Shostak will speak at the Astrobiology Australasia Meeting 2018, held in Rotorua, 25 and 26 of June 2018
17 January 2018
Haritina Mogoșanu is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Astrobiology Network (NZAN) and a research scientist for the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS).
17 May 2017
I really enjoyed seeing this newest movie made by 'The Universe' in which astrobiologists, discuss how life might have originated on Earth, based on the range of conditions where life survives today and the conditions that existed on the early Earth. Then we can only look for those conditions, past or present, that may exist on other planets or moons.
23 March 2017
The Space & Science Festival is back for 2017! Now with three amazing events across three weekends in the month of May. Saturday, May 6th – Space & Science Festival @NIGHT Evening event focused on Astronomy with the Wellington Astronomical Society, Bioluminescent Bug Art with Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Science Talks and fun with Physics. Plus chance to meet special guests […]