The Next Giant Leap

Film producer Coolbox has released a short documentary discussing the future of Mars exploration, in collaboration with Sophie Nixon of our own UK Centre for Astrobiology, and Euan Monaghan¬†from the Open University. In it’s own words, through interviews with scientists at the cutting edge of planetary science and astrobiology, this short documentary discusses the challenges…

Iceland fieldwork 2013: field video released!

Birkbeck, University of London have released a short field-video we made documenting our July 2013 Mars-analogue fieldwork. This fieldwork was carried out as part of PhD student Jennifer Harris’s research on using reflectance spectroscopy and multispectral imaging to search for evidence of past habitability on Mars. To see the video, follow this link: ¬†http://media.bloomsburymediacloud.org/media/iceland-field-trip-2013

Hands-on learning at the Astrobiology Summer Academy

Today, a hot summers afternoon was of course best spent at the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh, where 15 high school students had put on a fantastic astrobiology outreach event called “Life Among the Stars”, drawing in the wandering crowds passing through the John Hope Gateway. Over the past week, the students have been learning…