Astrochemistry: February 2013

Date: 25 June - 2 July, 2013
Location: Kungsbacka, Sweden
Application Deadline: 2 April 2013

The summer course "Molecules in space", which will be held at Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden from 25 June to 2 July 2013, aims to give participants a thorough introduction into the role of molecules in many astronomical environments such as

* the early universe
* star-forming regions and protoplanetary disks
* atmospheres of planets and their satellites
* cometary comae
* circumstellar envelopes
* supernova remnants

To understand the origin of life, how life has persisted on the Earth for over 3.5 billion years and whether we might find it elsewhere, requires that we understand how life and molecules adapt to extreme environments. The 5th UK Astrobiology conference, supported by the UK Space Agency, will explore molecules and life in extremes and the implications for the search for extraterrestrial life.
The conference welcomes astronomers, biologists, chemists, physicists and other disciplines that intersect with astrobiology.

This event marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Astrobiology Society of Britain.


Sessions will include: Mars science and exploration, astrobiology outreach, icy bodies research, life in extreme environments, molecules in extreme environments.