NASA Meatball Space Science and Astrobiology at Ames

COMET — COffee, MEet and Talk

COMET is an opportunity and fun way to meet others in the division, and begin to cross pollinate ideas and activities, or simply just be social. The details of how COMET works are listed below. Start with a voluntary signup – all in the division are welcome. click on the link below:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-OyBHjDnPLWtGVxqw26iZp61JrTbS3sSj4CYR4uEaPo/edit#gid=0 The submitted […]

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SS Division Strategic Plan Year in Review

Purpose of Retreat Last year, we worked together to produce the 2018 Strategic plan for our Division. It has been a big success in a number of ways, provided focus for our science, helped to win ISFM and ROSES proposals, was noted and gained interest internally at Ames, and provided NASA HQ with a roadmap […]

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SS Division Special Seminar

Title: The aromatic Universe: From PAHs to fullerenes — Speaker: Alexander Tielens, Leiden Observatory, Niels Bohrweg 2, 2333CL Leiden, The Netherlands — Abstract: Over the last 10-20 years, IR observations have demonstrated that the molecular universe is filled with large and complex species. […]

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SS Weekly Highlight

Title: NASA Ames NAI Team CAN 7 Team and Ames Astrochemistry Laboratory collaborates with Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Chemical Society for National Chemistry Week — Short Story: NASA Ames NAI CAN7 team and the Ames Astrochemistry Laboratory collaborated with the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for several National Chemistry […]

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SS Weekly Highlight

Strategic Plan Core Capability/Objective Reference : Planetary Systems, Obj Understand formation of planets, satellites and rings & their long-term evolution and dynamics.  Analog Research and Instrument Development, Obj Positively affect robotic and human spaceflight utilizing terrestrial environments.  On Friday, 26 October 2018, Jennifer Heldmann (SST) was invited to represent NASA at a White House event in […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division Special Seminar

Title: NASA’s Astrobiology Program: Looking to the Future — Speaker: Lindsay Hays, NASA HQ IPA, Deputy Program Scientist, NASA Astrobiology Program — Abstract:With a research background in organic geochemistry, Lindsay Hays received her PhD in Geobiology from MIT and did a management postdoc at NASA HQ, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the 2015 Astrobiology […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division Special Seminar

Title:Astrobiology in the Himalayas — Speaker: Siddharth Pandey, Director, Mars Society Australia and University of New South Wales, Australia  – NPP applicant at Ames Research Center — Abstract: The talk aims to highlight unique sites in Ladakh, India and their potential to support astrobiology research. Ladakh has several accessible diverse, pristine, extreme environments at very high […]

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SG and SS Holiday Potluck

SG and SS Holiday Potluck When:  Thursday December 6th Where:  N245 Auditorium Lobby Area Time:  11:30 – 2:00 pm Sign-up sheets are located in the SG Division Office, SS Division office and all Branch Offices (SGE, SGG, SSA, SST, SSX) Please sign-up by/before Friday, November 30, 2018 If you are unable to bring a dish, donations […]

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Space Science & Astrobiology Division Special Seminar

Title:  Science and Space Policy in the Current Era — Speaker:Ashlee Wilkins, John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow , The American Astronomical Society (AAS)—Abstract:As science educators, researchers, communicators, and/or supporters at a NASA center, it is hard to deny the connection between science and government. […]

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