Ask an Astrobiologist with Dr. Eddie Schwieterman

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Ask an Astrobiologist with Dr. Eddie Schwieterman

Time: June 16, 2020 all day
Location: Everywhere!
Event Type: livestream
Organized By: Graham E. Lau
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2020

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Our next episode of Ask an Astrobiologist is going to be next week, on the 16th of June at 10:00 Pacific Time (17:00 UTC). You can tune in on SAGANet or watch on the NASA Astrobiology Facebook page. You can ask questions in the chat or use #AskAstrobio on Twitter to ask questions and engage with other audience members.


Our guest for this episode is Dr. Eddie Schwieterman. Dr. Schwieterman is an astrobiologist and astronomer interested in studying planetary habitability and remote biosignatures to uncover the distribution of life in the Universe. He received his undergraduate degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology in Physics and Astrophysics and his PhD in Astronomy and Astrobiology from the University of Washington in Seattle, working with the Virtual Planetary Laboratory and his advisor Dr. Victoria Meadows. After receiving his PhD, Eddie spent three years as a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at the University of California, Riverside working with the Alternative Earths team led by Dr. Timothy Lyons. Eddie is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech and will be starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of California Riverside next month. You can learn more here:

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What do biosignatures tell us

Started by Ken Jones in SAGANet Community Jul 11. 0 Replies

Lately there has been a lot of talk about biosignatures. I've even come across articles where they talk about using biosignatures to look for life beyond earth in the rocks here on earth by searching for biosignatures of past life in rocks. I'm just…Continue

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