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  TERC Astrobiology
Astrobiology, by its very nature, kindles interest and curiosity in students and offers a genuinely exciting entrée to high school science.
Astrobiology is a low-cost, high-impact science course designed to reach students having a wide range of abilities.
The Astrobiology curriculum was conceived, developed, and written by leading educators and classroom teachers with the participation of NASA and with funding from the National Science Foundation.
astrobio.terc.edu   (207 words)

 The Astrobiology Society of Britain
The Astrobiology Society of Britain, founded in March 2003, serves its members and the astrobiology community as a whole in the UK in fostering links between the various and many disciplines that comprise the science of astrobiology in order to ensure that astrobiology research in the UK is vigorous, progressive and successful.
It seeks to provide a mechanism for members of the astrobiology community to meet, collaborate, make the community aware of UK astrobiology activities, and encourage new students and researchers into the field.
Astrobiology is a multidisciplinary topic that brings together many branches of science.
www.astrobiologysociety.org   (443 words)

 Astrobiology Education and Public Outreach
The UCLA Center for Astrobiology is engaged in developing the field of astrobiology through a number of initiatives that play to the strengths of an institution of higher learning such as ours.
The UCLA Astrobiology Society is a student-run organization sponsored by the IGPP Center for Astrobiology and the IGPP Center for the Study of Evolution and Origin of Life (CSEOL) at UCLA.
Astrobiology Society activities include regular meetings, a monthly newsletter, a joint project with the Space Frontier Foundation aimed at high school students, participation in the NAI’s Pathfinder program, and running a student research program that pairs students seeking research opportunities with faculty and researchers in the Center for Astrobiology.
www.astrobiology.ucla.edu /pages/outreach.html   (1513 words)

 Biennial Astrobiology Science Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Astrobiology is the scientific study of the living universe, how it arrived at this point in time, and where it is heading.
"Astrobiology", the name for the emerging discipline, is a word first used in the early 1950s as a Russian translation of exobiology, and revived in 1995 by then NASA Associate Administrator for Space Science, Wesley T. Huntress, Jr.
Astrobiology is a novel approach that begins within the boundaries of biological studies of origins and evolutionary biology but expands to include the physical factors shaping evolution on Earth, the origin of the chemical compounds that make up living organisms, and the history of our home, the universe.
web99.arc.nasa.gov /abscon2/what_abio_full.cfm   (3094 words)

 Astrobiology Certificate
Astrobiology seeks to understand the potential and actual distribution of life on earth, in our solar system and in the universe.
Astrobiology is deeply interdisciplinary that brings together astrophysics, planetary and atmospheric sciences, geology, chemistry, molecular biology, and evolutionary biology.
CAB supports a seminar series in astrobiology, public symposia on major issues in astrobiology, scientific workshops to bring together the local astrobiology community, and both graduate and undergraduate courses in astrobiology.
www.colorado.edu /lifesciences/Astrobiology.htm   (273 words)

 UFO.Whipnet.org | Creation | Nasa: Astrobiology
Astrobiology is the study of the origin, distribution, and future of life in the Universe.
Advances in astrobiology may help radioastronomers aim their telescopes in promising directions, that is, towards extrasolar planets where there are signs of biological activity and are hence promising sites for intelligent life.
It necessitates exploring the implications of astrobiology for human psychology, society, and culture, and identifying potential contributions of the social sciences and humanities to astrobiology.
ufo.whipnet.org /creation/nasa.astrobiology   (2753 words)

 Astrobiology Serves NASA: NAI Principal Investigators - SETI Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Astrobiology is the interdisciplinary study of the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth and in the universe.
Astrobiology is central to the Space Exploration Vision, to the strategic roadmap of the NASA Science Mission Directorate, and to the intellectual rationale for space exploration as put forward by the National Research Council.
Astrobiology addresses fundamental questions about life that are of deep interest to the public, and is a key factor attracting them to space exploration.
www.seti.org /site/pp.asp?c=ktJ2J9MMIsE&b=1511129   (628 words)

 nature insight: Astrobiology
Astrobiology does this in dramatic fashion, and is the theme for the eclectic selection of review, progress and commentary that follows.
Astrobiology is nothing less than the study of life in the Universe.
It would be easy to dismiss astrobiology as either a pointless fad or a new brand for goods long past their sell-by date (does anyone remember 'exobiology'?).
www.nature.com /nature/insights/6823.html   (285 words)

 NASA Astrobiology Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I have been helping some colleagues introduce some astrobiology material into a non-majors astronomy course that includes a observing lab, and it's a challenge to come up with an astrobiology-related "wet lab" exercise that's logistically feasible in an astronomy department (where most of these courses seem to be taught).
Astrobiology and the potential for life elsewhere generate widespread interest with the public.
We have the opportunity to take advantage of this interest by using astrobiology as a hook through which we can educate the public on the meaning of science, the value of basic research and exploration, and the broader roles of science in our society today.
nai.arc.nasa.gov /college_courses/faculty_forum.cfm   (1694 words)

 Northwestern Astrobiology Group
Astrobiology Workshop (3:00 - 5:30 PM in Tech F235), sponsored by the Physics and Astronomy Department.
The central goal of Astrobiology is to understand the origins and evolution of life in the universe: how biogenic compounds combine to create life, how life affects - and is affected by - the environment from which it arose, and whether and how life might expand beyond its planet of origin.
Topics connected to extrasolar planets and astrobiology are likely to become an increasing part of many people's research over the next few years.
www.astro.northwestern.edu /Astrobiology   (663 words)

 Welcome to the Astrobiology Science Conference Website
The Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) 2006 will be held March 26-30, 2006 in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
All are invited to join the astrobiology community at this exceptional facility that lies in the heart of Washington, just off the Mall, blocks from the White House, and with easy access to all areas of the city via the Metro.
Astrobiology is a novel approach to the scientific study of the living universe.
abscicon.arc.nasa.gov   (402 words)

 SPACE.com -- COMMENTARY: Astrobiology Budget in Peril
Although many of us consider astrobiology to be the primary science of the President's Vision for Space Exploration, this is not reflected in the budget proposal.
We are not suggesting any specific wording, since you know best what astrobiology means to you, whether as a recipient of NASA funds, as an educator, as someone who hopes for a career in astrobiology, or just someone interested in astrobiology science.
The innovations that have come out of cross-disciplinary astrobiology research, innovations that would never have been birthed within traditional academic compartments, should attract the attention of the Congressional members and their staff.
www.space.com /searchforlife/seti_astrobiology_060223.html   (0 words)

 Astrobiology for Teachers
Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and destiny of life in the universe.
The NASA Astrobiology Roadmap is the product of the efforts of more than 150 scientists and technologists, spanning a broad range of disciplines.
Astrobiology is the study of life in the universe.
btc.montana.edu /ceres/astrobiology   (571 words)

 Dragonfly Enterprises: Template
Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field combining concepts in:
Concepts in astrobiology address standards in the Tennessee State Curriculum Framework and the elementary and middle school "level one" Biology Gateway Standards.
This is the handout from a TSU Astrobiology teacher workshop conducted by Todd Gary and Judy Butler on June 6, 2003
www.dragonflyenterprises.org /NSTA/astrobiology.htm   (175 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Astrobiology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field, combining aspects of astronomy, biology and geology, which considers the question of whether extraterrestrial life exists and if so, then what are its origin, distribution, and evolution.
Although astrobiology is an emerging field, the presence of life in the rest of the universe is a verifiable hypothesis and thus a valid line of scientific enquiry; Astrobiology assumes the validity of core scientific precepts such as evolution.
Astrobiology is at present a largely speculative extrapolation of Earth conditions into off-Earth environments.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/astrobiology   (2422 words)

 ESA Portal - Life in Space - Europe launches into astrobiology
Astrobiology is not only bringing disparate scientific disciplines together, it is also forging closer links between several directorates within ESA.
France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom are particularly active, having established either national astrobiology research programmes or formal networks of researchers.
It will hold regular meetings between astrobiology researchers, establish a database of expertise in the different aspects of exo/astrobiology, attract young scientists to the field, stimulate research funding from national and international bodies, promote the field to the public and forge links with its counterpart in the United States.
www.esa.int /export/esaCP/ESAO0BPZ9NC_Life_0.html   (848 words)

 ASU Astrobiology Public Outreach
Brochures and other print materials regarding the field of astrobiology and the NAI are available through the ASU Astrobiology Program office.
ASU and the Astrobiology Program were pleased to host Dr.
The ASU Astrobiology Program is a participant in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Media Fellowhip Program.
astrobiology.asu.edu /reach/index.html   (942 words)

 ABOUT CIW - Carnegie Institution of Washington: NASA Astrobiology Institute
The Carnegie Institution of Washington, a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences, was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by Act of Congress in 1904.
Although Carnegie officially began research into astrobiology in 1996, the foundation for this work was laid much earlier.
Carnegie Institution of Washington was one of 12 lead team institutions selected in response to NASA Astrobiology Institute's 3rd-Cycle Cooperative Agreement Notice.
astrobiology.ciw.edu /about.php   (448 words)

The New Science of Astrobiology: - From Genesis of the Living Cell to Evolution of Intelligent by Julian Chela-Flores (Kluwer Academic Publishers) Astrobiology is a very broad interdisciplinary field covering the origin, evolution, distribution, and destiny of life in the universe, as well as the design and implementation of missions for solar system exploration.
These additions should make The New Science of Astrobiology accessible to a wide readership: scientists, humanists, and the general reader will have an opportunity to participate in one of the most rewarding activities of contemporary culture.
The final chapters were reserved for the deeper cultural implications of astrobiology, concerning the destiny of life in the universe.
www.wordtrade.com /science/lifescience/astrobiology.htm   (1464 words)

 Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology V - Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation - Calls for Papers ...
Astrobiology is broad multi-disciplinary field devoted to understanding the origin, distribution, and destiny of life in the universe.
The great interest of the public in the possibility of life elsewhere in the cosmos provides support for Astrobiology and a strong impetus to the development of advanced telescopes, interferometers, and remote sensing instrumentation, spacecraft and missions.
This conference is concerned with all aspects of the rapidly developing multi-disciplinary fields of Astrobiology, Exobiology and Bioastronomy.
spie.org /Conferences/calls/02/as/confs/AS27.html   (878 words)

In a three-day "roadmapping" session, participants will discuss development of a five-year strategic plan for astrobiology research, next-generation missions and technology requirements.
"Astrobiology is a new field that discusses the origins, the distribution and the future of life in the universe.
Two breakthroughs of importance to astrobiology are evidence for the possibility of the existence of life in the past on Mars and the discovery of planets around nearby stars."
www.resa.net /nasa/astrobiology.htm   (1043 words)

 Life as we don't know it
NASA defines astrobiology as the study of the origin, distribution, evolution and destiny of life wherever it's found in the universe, not excluding the Earth.
The subject of astrobiology was invented to capitalise on that interest.
A lot of the chemists and geologists and biologists working in astrobiology are fixated on the details, because the history of life and the Earth is really just a catalogue of historical accidents.
plus.maths.org /issue36/features/davies/index.html   (2591 words)

NASA defines astrobiology as, "the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and destiny of life in the universe." (NASA Astrobiology Roadmap.
"Astrobiology: Origins From the Big-Bang to Civilisation." In the Proceedings of the Iberoamerican School of Astrobiology, Caracas, Venezuela, 28 November-8 December 1999.
Mizser, A.; Kereszturi, A. The Astrobiology Matrix and the "Drake Matrix" in Education." In Proceedings of the 34th Conference of Lunar and Planetary Science, Houston, TX, 17-21 March 2003.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/hqlibrary/pathfinders/astro.htm   (807 words)

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