To enhance and diversify the Astrobiology class, guest lecturers are invited to discuss their research and key topics in the multidisciplinary field of astrobiology.
Andrew Schuerger Ph.D.|email: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Research Faculty at the University of Florida Space Life Science Lab Subject:Microbial Ecology, Survival, and Growth of Terrestrial Bacteria on Spacecraft Surfaces during Robotic Missions to Mars
Wayne Nicholson Ph.D.|email: email@example.com Professor at the University of Florida Space Life
Sciences lab Subject: Lithopanspermia: transfer of microbes between worlds.
Students were assigned an oral presentation on an astrobiology topic of their choosing. As an extra credit assignment some students chose to make podcasts of their presentations using the Garageband podcasting software for Mac. These podcasts reflect their creativity in editing and producing a science podcast.
Jose Ceballos Subject: Biosphere 2
Tika Bhardwaj and Dhruv Bellapu Subject: The Nemesis Star Hypothesis
Michael Garrote Subject: Messanger: Mission to Mercury
Nick Locastro Subject: Methane Lakes on Titan
Subject: Voyager Missions Past and Present
Subject: Hydrothermal Vent Communities
Subject: Mass Extinction Events
Subject: Stardust Mission
Subject: The Permian-Triasic Extinction Event
Subject: Searching for Super Earths
Subject: Kuiper Belt and Dwarf Planets
Christina D’Amico Subject: Effects of UV Radiation on Humans
Subject: James Webb Space Telescope
Subject: The habitability of Europa
Subject: The Kepler Mission
Subject: Deep Impact Mission: looking inside a comet
Subject: Speciation genes: triggering the evolution of life
Student 2008 Class Fieldtrip Students enrolled in Astrobiology were invited to visit the Space Life Sciences Lab located at the Kennedy Space Center, FL. Here the students were able to interact and talk with researchers active in the field of Astrobiology. Click here for Large photo
Ben Krasne Subject:Human Colonization of Moon
Christina Usher Subject: Dark Matter of the Universe
Subject: Stardust Mission: A comet revealed
Subject: Extremophiles of the Deep: Hydrothermal Vents
Subject: Geological Features of Mars
Subject: Galileo Mission to Jupiter and the Icy moons
To download the podcast: Click on the download icon, it will download to your default location on your computer. The file has been zipped, (compressed) double click on it to uncompress it, then double click the uncompressed file (ending with a file extension ".m4a"), it will automatically load into iTunes.
To view a PDF you will need the free Adobe Acrobat player, get it here.