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08 Aug
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Conference for Early Career Astrobiologists "The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets"

Conference for Early Career Astrobiologists "The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets"

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03 Apr
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Early Earth and ExoEarths: origin and evolution of life (Warsaw, Poland 3-7 April, 2017)

Warsaw, Poland 3-7 April, 2017

The meeting will cover a multitude of scientific subjects ranging from star and planet formation until the early evolution of life on Earth. It aims to bring together astronomers, physicists, chemists, geologists and biologists as well as academics and students from humanities to discuss the most important questions and newest findings in all related disciplines.

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20 May
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IAU Symposium S332 Astrochemistry VII – Through the Cosmos from Galaxies to Planets

The study of astrochemistry has become an important branch of modern astronomy and astrophysics. Molecules are key tools in exploring topics such as star and planet formation, mass loss mechanisms in late-type stars, the origin and evolution of interstellar dust grains, the structure of the interstellar medium in galaxies and the origin of protogalaxies in the early Universe.

The active synergy between astronomical observation, laboratory experiment and theoretical modelling has been reinforced at the recent IAU General Assembly (Hawaii 2015) by the creation of a new IAU Commission (B5) on Laboratory Astrophysics, of which laboratory astrochemistry is an essential component.

This meeting is the seventh in a series addressing the broad and fast-moving discipline of astrochemistry. The most recent meeting in this series, IAUS280: The Molecular Universe, was held in Toledo, Spain, in 2011. The meetings held prior to that can be viewed on the history section of the IAUS280 website.

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03 Jul
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International Symposium on Astronomy and Astrobiology Education: theory, methods, impacts and future directions

This international symposium, co-sponsored by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the European Astrobiology Campus (EAC, http://astrobiology-campus.eu/), is designed to bring education research in astronomy in general, and in astrobiology in particular, to the professional scientific community.

Website: http://ISE2A.uu.nl

Contact:  ISE2A@uu.nl

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13 Sep
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Evolution of Chemical Complexity: From simple interstellar molecules to terrestrial biopolymers

Conference: Evolution of Chemical Complexity: From simple interstellar molecules to terrestrial biopolymers

Liblice Castle, Czech Republic, 13 – 15 September 2016

The meeting will try to map the chemical evolution of the molecular building blocks of life from their possible sources in the interstellar mediumthe atmospheres of planets and on their surfaces. It also aims to serve to engage the astrochemistry and systems chemistry communities into a dialogue.

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12 Dec
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IAU International Conference on "Search for life: from early Earth to exoplanets"

 

XIIe Rencontres du Vietnam
December 12th-16th 2016, Qhy Nonh, Vietnam

IAU International Conference on «Search for life: from early Earth to exoplanets»
http://rencontresduvietnam.org/conferences/2016/search-for-life

The program of the conference will focus on 4 main themes:

  • Formation, evolution and habitability of planetary systems
  • Early Earth environment
  • From prebiotic chemistry to early Earth
  • Life in Universe, societal impacts and ethical issues

2-days Training School on the «Basics in Astrobiology» will be organized before the conference (December 9th-11th)

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25 Apr
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From star and planet formation to early Life

The meeting will cover a multitude of scientific subjects ranging from star and planet formation until the early evolution of life on Earth. It aims to bring together astronomers, physicists, chemists, geologists and biologists as well as academics and students from humanities to discuss the most important questions and newest findings in all related disciplines. Special sessions will be devoted to comets, meteorites, prebiotic chemistry and early life. The web page is found under this address: http://www.vilnius2016.eu

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27 Sep
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EANA16 - Athens, Greece

The EANA Workshop (European Astrobiology Network Association Workshop) will be held in Athens, Greece.

  • Dates27th – 30th of September 2016 (Tuesday to Friday)
  • VenueEugenides Foundation387 Syngrou Ave., 175 64 Paleo Faliro, Athens – Greece.
  • Field tripCape Vani, Milos Island, Aegean sea, Greece. Will take place after the conference, probably between the dates 1, 2, and/or 3 October 2016 (to be announced).
  • Main topicInstrument Concepts and Methods in Planetary Research.
  • Other topicsAstrobiology related topics, i.e., biology, earth sciences, planetary sciences, atmospheres,  human flight, etc.
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06 Oct
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EANA15

The EANA15 will be hosted in Noordwijk in the Netherlands at the ESTEC complex of the European Space Agency (ESA).

The conference will focus on "Astrobiology and Spaceflight" and will include lectures by ESTEC colleagues. With Rosetta/Philae coming to a conclusion, Expose-R2 in orbit, ExoMars in the pipeline and nano satellites under consideration, the focus comes at an ideal time.

Please, check the link: http://www.eana-net.eu/Conferences/EANA2015.html

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28 Oct
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Budapest meeting: Missions to Habitable Worlds

The aim of the two days long conference (28-29 October) is to provide forum for trans domain interaction in astrobiology connected to next missions - thus the organizers expect contribution from biologists, chemists, Earth scientists, astronomers, philosophers etc. On the first day mission PIs will present the astrobiology relevant aspects of ExoMars, JUICE, and next space telescope missions.

On the second day a "Trans-domain view of habitability" session will take place, where biologist, chemist, Earth scientist and astronomer will present how they see the term habitability. A panel discussion will follow on he habitability issue - here contribution, suggestions from anybody is welcomed.

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CSO Approval date: 14/11/2013
Starting date: 15/05/2014
Ending date: 14/05/2018

Action Chair:
Dr. Muriel GARGAUD (FR)

Vice chair:
Prof. Wolf GEPPERT (SE)

STSM Manager:
Prof. Nigel MASON (UK)

Web Manager:
Prof. Elias CHATZITHEODORIDIS (GR)

Secretary:
Dr. Zuzana KANUCHOVA

 

Grant Holder Financial Representative:

Mrs Annick Caperan

Science Officer:
Dr. Mafalda QUINTAS

Administrative Officer:
Ms Aranzazu SANCHEZ

 

ORIGINS TD1308

A Trans-Domain Action supported by COST.

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

 

 

Involved countries

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Participating Countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

COST International Partner Countries
Canada (UQAM), South Africa (Univ. of Johanesburgh), Russian Federation (Institute of Geology, Petrozavodsk), Australia (University of Sydney), United States of America (University of Hawai)

Specific Organisations
European Space Agency (ESA)

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

Aiming at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques, and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants' institutions or laboratories. STSMs are intended especially for young PhD researchers, but they are open to senior researchers as well. View the documents at this link.

 It should be explicitely noted that Master students are not eligible for STSMs which are for PhD students and more experienced researchers.

The life-Origins COST Project


Life-ORIGINS (TD1308) is a Trans Domain European COST Action dedicated to the scientific investigation of the origins and evolution of life on Earth and habitability of other planets.

The Action has specifically excluded the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in its portfolio. Creationist theorems are also outside the Action’s remit.

Individuals are not allowed to use the name of the Action, its logo or any corporate identity of COST TD1308 in any communication without prior approval of the Management Committee.

All publications referencing the support of the Action should be sent to the appropriate Working Group chair at the time of submission.