6 May 2018
Professor Kathy Campbell of University of Auckland and Chair of the Board of trustees for the New Zealand Astrobiology Network was invited to the 2nd International Mars Sample Return Conference in Berlin, April 2018, where she presented on the value of returning samples from hydrothermal environments as part of a NASA led team of 71 scientists from around the world.
Conference in Portugal – 25–29 September 2017 – Geoscience for understanding habitability in the solar system and beyond7 June 2017
European Geosciences Union Galileo conference Geoscience for understanding habitability in the solar system and beyond Furnas, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal, 25–29 September 2017
7 June 2017
AbSciCon2017 AbSciCon2017 was held in Mesa, Arizona with scientists, students, and educators attending this conference to discuss and share ideas in Astrobiology. The theme for the conference was “Diverse Life and its Detection on Different Worlds”. One of the topics in the conference was “Astrobiology as a Human Endeavor” where student, Laura Penrose, presented her poster presentation on “Astrobiology from […]
The next rover mission to Mars in 2020 to search for biosignatures — how New Zealand’s hot springs are helping NASA choose the next landing site13 March 2017
A team, including Professor Kathy Campbell, attended a workshop sponsored by NASA and JPL on 8-10 February 2017 in Monrovia, California, where 250 scientists and engineers discussed where the next Mars rover, launching in 2020, should land. Kathy's team presented arguments for one of the 8 remaining landing sites that were still under consideration - at Columbia Hills in Gusev Crater - and were successful in making it into the Final 3. Choice of The One will happen at the 4th Mars 2020 landing site meeting planned for 2018.
7 March 2017
Join the 2nd Space and Astrobiology Symposium at the Canterbury University's Westport Field Station, 9-11 April 2017. The symposium provides an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of researchers who share a common interest in the advancement of space exploration and astrobiology.
27 February 2017
The Astrobiology Science Conference 2017 (AbSciCon 2017) will be held April 24–28, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona at the Mesa Convention Center (263 N Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201) and the Phoenix Marriott Mesa (200 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201). The theme for AbSciCon 2017 is “Diverse Life and its Detection on Different Worlds.” Mars and icy worlds in our solar system are increasingly recognized as habitable, even as increasing numbers of exoplanets in their stars’ habitable zones have been discovered. The focus is shifting from identification of habitable worlds, to detection of life on them.
9 November 2016
Where: Stardome Observatory, Auckland When: 8PM, Monday, 14th of November 2016 On November the 14th, Professor Kathy Campbell will give a talk at the Auckland's Astronomical Society monthly meeting, at the Stardome Observatory. She will talk about the ET impact event that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Professor Kathy Campbell is a geologist, expert in the history of stones.
26 October 2016
Nineteen top New Zealand researchers and scholars have been announced as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand an honour which recognises true international distinction in research and scholarship. Astrobiologist and Professor Kathleen Campbell, University of Auckland is among them. Congratulations and thank you for the support and dedication to New Zealand astrobiology.
13 October 2016
Professor Kathy Campbell and Mark Sainsbury comment on Professor Brian Cox's new article on the Fermi paradox
10 October 2016
The European Space Agency's (ESA) 12-year mission finally came to an end last week when the probe landed on the comet it made friends with over a decade ago. Astrobiologist Haritina Mogosanu joined Paul Henry to discuss Rosetta mission.