EUROPEAN ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE
EAI on-line seminar: CLIMATE BISTABILITY OF TERRESTRIAL EXOPLANETS
Julie Noivaková, Charles University Prague; Czech Republic
20 October 2020, 16:00 CEST (14:00 UTC)
From medieval Japanese folk tales to modern science fiction, people have always imagined whether there could be life outside of the Earth. But only recent decades brought us the means to "go where no one has gone before" and test it. How has older and contemporary fiction imagined life on Venus, Mars, Europa or in other star systems entirely, and what can current science say about that?
Author, biologist and educator Julie Nekola Nováková will lead us on this journey through space and time and show the way science fiction can help us understand and communicate science, such as in the e-book anthology Strangest of All, edited for the European Astrobiology Institute.
To join follow the following link:
The European Astrobiology Institute presents "Strangest of All, an anthology of astrobiological science fiction"
Strangest of All, developed in cooperation of the European Astrobiology Institute and scientist and editor Julie Nováková, is an anthology of astrobiology-themed science fiction stories aimed to both entertain and educate. It takes you on a journey to encounter life in the universe, as imagined in SF stories by award-winning authors, and our chances of finding it outside of the Earth, detecting it remotely, learning its limits and more in original nonfiction essays following each story. The book contains reprint science fiction stories by G. David Nordley, Geoffrey Landis, Gregory Benford, Tobias S. Buckell, Peter Watts and D. A. Xiaolin Spires, and a bonus story by the editor.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the BEACON conference has been adjourned. Most likely dates are now 12-16 April 2021. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to welcome you in La Palma in 2021 ! See the cancellation procedures at the BEACON website
The summer school on "Formation and evolution of planetary systems and habitable planets" will be organised by the European Astrobiology Institute at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń has been adjourned. We hope to hold it in 2021.
For all information check the website:
The European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) is a consortium of European research and higher education institutions and organisations as well as other stakeholders aiming to carry out research, training, outreach and dissemination activities in astrobiology in a comprehensive and coordinated manner and thereby securing a leading role for the European Research Area in the field.
We are looking forward to welcoming your institution as paricipant into the EAI. Meanwhile, we are interested in your views and hope that you find the information available on this site useful.
Please join us at the Biannual European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON) on La Palma Island, Canary Island, Spain (20-24 April 2020). Abstract submission deadline is closed but you can still register. Rooms at the venue are still available on a first come-first served basis.