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Oxygen in Planetary Biospheres Workshop

Green Bank Observatory Green Bank, WV, United States

Earth, the only planet we know of with life (and with scientists who hold workshops to discuss planets and life) is thoroughly and anomalously oxidized – in its atmosphere, mineralogy and biosphere. Clearly, photosynthetically-released oxygen, fueled by a nearby star, is sufficient to support a robust and diverse biosphere. But is it necessary? If so, […]

Ocean Worlds Working Group Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Virtual Event

The Ocean Worlds Working Group (OWWG) was formed under the umbrella of the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG), Small Bodies Assessment Group (SBAG), and Network for Ocean Worlds (NOW) as a vehicle to communicate the goals and needs of the Ocean Worlds (OW) community to NASA. This Cross-AG OWWG reflects the intellectual diversity that bridges […]

NASA Astrobiology Program Town Hall

Virtual Event

Tentative Agenda (times in ET) 1:00 pm – Welcome – Lindsay Hays 1:05pm – Astrobiology Program Updates – Lindsay Hays, Becky McCauley Rench, Daniella Scalice - Quick DAPR, NoDD, R&A recap (2 min, Becky McCauley Rench and Lindsay Hays) - Fieldwork (15 min, Daniella Scalice and Aaron Gronstal) - Ideation Factory and Biosignatures IdeasLab (10 […]

Astrobiology Mission Ideation Factory: The Search for Life on Mars

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States

The NASA Astrobiology Program has partnered with KnowInnovation (KI) to host a pilot Astrobiology Mission Ideation Factory focused on the search for life at Mars. NASA would like to provide early career researchers the opportunity to develop new concepts for Astrobiology missions. This event will be an Ideas Lab-like activity focused on developing Astrobiology missions, […]

European Astrobiology Institute Summer School: Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life

Hotel Klösterle Beim Klösterle 1, Nördlingen, Germany

The course “Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life” will take place from 5 to 14 September 2023 in the picturesque city of Nördlingen which is situated inside the world-famous Ries crater in southern Germany. It aims to give students a thorough introduction in the role of meteorite and comets impacts in the […]

NASA Astrobiology Town Hall

Virtual Event

The NASA Astrobiology Program is hosting a live Town Hall to share some exciting updates and take your questions about astrobiology at NASA HQ, the Research Coordination Networks, and future Mars missions. Visit the Town Hall event page to setup a notification for the live broadcast, and be sure to subscribe to the  NASA Astrobiology […]

Life in the Universe Conference (Origins of Life Initiative)

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

The Origins of Life Initiative will host an international conference “Life in the Universe”. It will be the inaugural science conference for the new Origins Federation of four leading institutions (Harvard University, University of Chicago, ETH-Zurich, and University of Cambridge) to facilitate multidisciplinary and innovative collaborative research on the emergence and early evolution of life, and its place in […]