Learn Astrobiology in New Zealand
University of Auckland – ASTRO 200G Astrobiology – Course led by one of the world’s experts in astrobiology, Professor Kathleen Campbell.
Why study astrobiology? Because it gives us a critical and unique perspective on the resilience and yet fragility of the only planet in the Universe that we know for certain harbours life. Are we alone in the Universe? The discovery of many extra-solar planets suggests not, and yet … we still don’t know. Even in the immediate neighbourhood of our own Solar System, there are (and were in the past) habitable worlds. But did life ever take hold elsewhere? Moreover, most of Earth’s big problems are caused by the biosphere’s pinnacle (us) taking over the planet – by studying astrobiology and planetary science we determine we are One Humanity on One Planet. The urgency of the need for stewardship over exploitation of Earth becomes apparent when we see ourselves whole, a blue marble in the blackness and emptiness of space. Professor Kathleen Campbell
Short courses and Seminars
Stonehenge Aotearoa – Introduction to Astronomy – one day course.
Astronomy is one of the disciplines that make up astrobiology. Introduction to Astronomy Course covers the basics of astronomy and is a one-day course for teachers or astrobiology enthusiasts.