Chronicling Mars: Science Fiction and Fact

Ted Roush presented an invited lecture at Bellevue College, near Seattle, Washington on April 22, 2009. The lecture was the culmination of an academic effort entitled “BCC Reads!” BCC Reads, is Bellevue College’s annual common book and community reading program. Its mission is to strengthen literacy practices, promote campus and community collaboration, and generate excitement […]

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Farid Salama Invited to Serve at ASOS Meeting

Farid Salama (SSA) was invited to serve on the Science Organizing Committee (SOC) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 10th International Colloquium on Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths (ASOS) for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas to be held in Berkeley in August 2010. The ASOS meeting has been held once every three years since […]

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LRO Scheduled to Arrive at the Moon Tuesday

LRO Scheduled To Arrive At The Moon Tuesday. Computerworld (6/20, Gaudin) reported, “NASA reported on its Web site that all is going according to plan” after the launch of the LRO and LCROSS spacecraft “and that its flight operations team established communication with both satellites…hours after the launch.” According to the article, the spacecraft is […]

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“Slime World” Episode on “Are We Alone?”

Dr. Tori Hoehler will be featured on the next episode of the SETI Institute’s radio program, “Are We Alone?”. Contributing to an episode entitled “Slime World”, Hoehler discusses the prominent focus of astrobiology research on microorganisms (“slime”), including the the attributes that may make microbial life the most abundant form in the universe. “Are We […]

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Louis Allamandola on “Astronomical PAHs: from Spitzer to Herschel and Beyond”

Lou gave an invited talk entitled “Astronomical PAHs- from Spitzer to Herschel and Beyond” which was very well received and stimulated a lot of discussion. Lou has just completed the last of his three separate, two-month research visits to the ‘Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics’ at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Working with Prof. H. Linnartz […]

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