Education and Outreach

2012 Santander Summer School Application Deadlines Approaching

By Keith Cowing
March 14, 2012

School title: Origins of the Building Blocks for Life

Location: Palacio de Magdalena, Santander, Cantabria, Spain

Dates: June 18 – June 22, 2012
Application deadline: March 16, 2012 (NAI scholarships)
Application deadline: March 30, 2012 (CIFAR scholarships)

The 2012 International Astrobiology Summer School will be held at the summer campus of the Spanish National University (UIMP), Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander, Spain on June 18-22. This year’s theme is “Origins of the Building Blocks for Life.” Confirmed lecturers include: George Cody, Carnegie Institution of Washington; Jamie Elsila, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Karen Meech, University of Hawaii; and Alessandro Morbidelli, Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, Nice.

For more information and to download the scholarship applications, visit

The school is co-sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) and the Spanish Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), with additional support from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and the Astrobiology Society.

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