UK Centre for Astrobiology

Summer School Programme

Programme for the Astrobiology Summer School

DRAFT PROGRAMME

 

2/9/18       Sunday - Meet and Greet    
         
17:00   Early registration   Pollock Halls
18:00   Drinks & Pizza   Pizza Posto
19:00   Astrobiology Film Club   Brass Monkey
         
3/9/18   Monday - Room 4325A James Clerk Maxwell Building, University of Edinburgh   Introduction to Astrobiology
         
9:00  

Introduction and Welcome

  Manish Patel, Astrobiology Society of Britain Chair
9:15  

Astrobiology Primer

  Charles Cockell, University of Edinburgh
10:00  

Space Missions Primer

   Manish Patel, The Open University/RAL Space
10:45  

Break

   
11:15   Mars Primer   Frances Butcher, Open University
12:00   Icy Moons Primer   Mark Fox-Powell, University of St. Andrews
12:45   Exoplanets Primer   Duncan Forgan, University of St. Andrews
13:30   Lunch    
14:30  

Research Skills Workshop

  TBC
18:00   Close    
         
4/9/18   Tuesday - Lecture Threatre, Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory of Edinburgh   Techniques for Astrobiology
         
9:00  

ATC Intro

  Colin Cunningham, University of Edinburgh
9:15  

Spectroscopy Techniques

  Alistair Glasse, University of Edinburgh
10:00   Spectroscopy in Astrobiology   Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster
10:45  

Imaging in Astrobiology

  Elyse Allendar, The University of St. Andrews
11:30   ATC Tour    
12:00   Lunch    
14:00  

Outreach/Geology Workshop (4325C JCMB)

  The GeoBus team / Lewis Dartnell
18:00   Close    
         
5/9/18   Wednesday - National Museum of Scotland & Central Campus   Applied Astrobiology
         
10:00  

DNA profiling workshop

  National Museum of Scotland
12:45   Lunch    
13:30  

Meteorites Primer (Room 2.12 Appleton Tower)

  Ashley King, Natural History Museum
14:15  

Biochemistry Primer

  Terry Kee, University of Leeds
15:00   Extremophiles Primer   Sophie Nixon, University of Manchester
15:45  

Taphonomy Primer

  Sean McMahon, University of Edinburgh
16:30  

Career workshop

  TBC
21:00   Course Dinner   The Tower Restaurant
         
6/9/18   Thursday - Room 2.12 Appleton Tower   Astrobiology in the UK
         
9:00   UK Space Agency introduction   UK Space Agency
10:00   Student Flash talks    
12:00   Feedback    
14:00   Close