UK Centre for Astrobiology


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Building Habitable Worlds 3

The third early career astrobiology meeting

Tuesday 21 February 2017

UK Centre for Astrobiology, CSEC Seminar Room, James Clerk Maxwell Building, King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Building Habitable Worlds is an annual one-day meeting for early career scientists with an interest in astrobiology, providing an opportunity for networking and expressing your views on the future and direction of astrobiology research in the UK. The day will consist of a morning of talks from participants, while the afternoon will be focussed on group discussions to explore new ideas for collaboration and future links between participants.

The meeting is in the Centre for Science in Extreme Conditions which you can access on the third floor of the James Clerk Maxwell Building through the Magnet cafe.

The UK completes pilot phase of astrobiology in prisons

The UKCA has completed a pilot phase of its 'Life Beyond' programme focused on taking astrobiology and science education into the prison environment. Lectures and inmate-led discussions were held at HMP Shotts, Edinburgh, Glenochil and Lowmoss.

In mid-March the Centre will launch a four week course at HMP Lowmoss to design a station for Mars whilst improving literacy, numeracy and science skills among inmates.