Seminars and workshops that we organised in New Zealand

  • Science, education and engagement at the Astrobiology Australasia Meeting 2018

    The first international astrobiology conference in New Zealand, AAM2018 was an extraordinary opportunity for engagement. In addition to the main conference, there was an informal ‘no host’ function which saw significant turn out, an astrobiology workshop for teachers held one day in advance and numerous other engagements from Dr Seth Shostak, Dr Mitch Schulte, Dr Lindsay Hays and Dr Angelica Angles.

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  • Hans Huybrighs, Max Planck Institute and European Space Agency (ESA)

    Hans Huybrighs from Max Plank Institute is visiting Wellington. He will give a talk for the New Zealand Astrobiology Network in partnership with Milky-Way.kiwi, News from the Galactic Centre talking about water volcanoes on Europa, and what is it like to be tasting an extraterrestrial ocean.

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  • TE AO MĀRAMA meeting

    Abstracts are now accepted for consideration as talks or posters for TE AO MĀRAMA MEETING - free registration. When: 24-25 October 2018, Where: The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland

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  • Dr Mitch Schulte, NASA

    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.

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  • Dr Seth Shostak, speaker at the Astrobiology Australasia Meeting 2018

    Dr. Seth Shostak

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  • 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 2018 Event 1 - Astrobiology Australasia Meeting, Rotorua, New Zealand, 25-29 June, 2018 Event 2 - Astrobiology Grand Tour, Western Australia, 1-9 July 2018 For more information please join the expressions of interest mailing list.

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  • a – May – zing! The Space & Science Festival is back!

    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

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  • New Zealand: 2nd Space and Astrobiology Symposium

    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.

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  • AbSciCon 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.

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  • Life on the Edge: A Journey of Discovery in Earth Science – Inaugural Lecture by Professor Kathy Campbell

    Rocks and minerals are vital for unlocking the mysteries of life’s origin and for guiding the search for life on other worlds. ‘Extreme environments’, places too hot, cold, dry, salty, noxious or otherwise inhospitable to most things alive on our planet today are studied to help deepen understanding of where we came from and whether we are alone in the Universe. This talk explores life’s limits and its record in the rocks. It will also delve into one of the most exciting aspects of being a scientist, the art and wonder of scientific discovery, based on my own exploration...

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