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NISE Network Online Workshop: The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: Astrobiology - Searching for Life

Posted on February 22, 2017 - 11:45 AM CST

Date:
3/13/2017 (Mon) - 11:00 PM CDT

Tags: Informal | Webinar | Cross-Forum / Collaborative Project | Astrophysics | Earth Science | Heliophysics | Planetary Science

Event information

The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: Astrobiology - Searching for Life

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2pm - 3pm EDT / 11am - 12pm PDT

The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops focused on helping partners share their work and learn from others in the Network. The aim of the online workshops is to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners and create more channels for Network partners to learn from each other directly.

This online presentation and discussion will cover the science behind three of the 2017 Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit activities - Ice OrbsImagining Life, and Pocket Solar System. After a brief overview of each activity and associated materials, Katherine Kornei, Ph.D, an astrophysicist and science educator, will lead a discussion of astrobiology and how this exciting field of science encompasses the search for life in the universe, planets around other stars, extremophiles, and future robotic and manned missions into space. We will also discuss how to use the NISE Net’s NASA Wavelength lists to enhance or extend interactions with visitors.

http://www.nisenet.org/events/online-workshop/online-workshop-science-behind-earth-and-space-toolkit-astrobiology-searching