Latest News and Events
Astrobiology and Planetary Exploration (APEX) Meetings
The APEX series of meetings is held on Thursdays at 1pm in the Garwood Lecture Theatre, located on the 1st Floor, South Wing, UCL: APEX Programme
Exoplanet Journal Club
The Exoplanet journal club has been established by the Exoplanet and Exomol groups in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Meetings are run bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 2-3 pm in room E7, ground floor of the Physics building. If you are interested in joining this club, please contact Camilla Danielski.
Professor Ian Crawford, Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology, Birkbeck, University of London, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture on Tuesday 4 June 2013 starting at 5pm in B01, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
Dr Geraint Jones (UCL Space and Climate Physics) has
been selected to exhibit at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science
Exhibition from Tuesday 2 July to Sunday 7 July 2013. His subject is Ice Worlds: The Solid Bodies of the Outer Solar System.
It is a highly competitive process and only 1 in 5 are selected. The
exhibition is the Society’s most prestigious event of the year and dates
back to their Soirees founded in around 1778. Entry is free.
A second edition of Planetary Geology: An Introduction book will be published by Dunedin Academic
Press at the end of June 2013. The book is co-authored by former UCL Professor Claudio Vita-Finzi and by current
UCL/Birkbeck lecturer, and CPS member, Dr Dominic Fortes.
The CPS Summer Meeting will be held on Monday 24 June in the Wilkins Old Refectory.
Prof. Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni will be talking at the RAS lunchtime lectures on Wednesday 29 May 2013 from 13.00-14.00 on the subject: "Of how planetary interiors shape their outer surfaces". More...
At the RAS Ordinary Meeting this Friday Professor David Southwood will deliver the Presidential address on: Saturn's Mysterious Magnetism. More...
Prof. Ian Crawford (CPS, Birkbeck) has been awarded a grant of £99,318 by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
to identify the source localities of lunar meteorites. This study will
combine spacecraft remote sensing observations of the Moon with
laboratory analyses of lunar meteorites. The grant will fund a PhD
studentship starting in April 2013.
The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission (JUICE) will study Jupiter and its large, ice/ocean-bearing moons. JUICE is planned to launch in 2022 and arrive in 2030. Dr Nick Achilleos (CPS / UCL Astrophysics) is part of the J-MAG Consortium, an international team of investigators who have successfully proposed one of the 11 scientific experiments to be flown on board this mission. More...
The Natural Environment Research Council have featured a news article on astrobiology work in Iceland carried out by CPS members on their 'Planet Earth Online' website. The article is based on a paper in press with the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, led by Dr Claire Cousins, entitled "Glaciovolcanic hydrothermal environments in Iceland and implications for their detection on Mars". More...
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