The December 2011 science podcast of “Beer with BMSIS” is now available. This month, Dr. Sara Walker discusses “von Neuman machines and the origin and distribution of life in the universe“. Tune in for a fascinating conversation.Read more
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Cheltenham Festivals (UK), NASA, and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) are pleased to announce a partnership to operate Cheltenham Festival’s flagship science communication activity – FameLab® – within the USA for the first time. The competition will be held in the fields of astrobiology and planetary sciences, and is open to all scientists working in these diverse areas of research. FameLab Astrobiology will discover and develop science communication skills within the astrobiology community. Workshops will train scientists […]Read more
The Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI), a division of the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) is a startup think tank leading research, education, and professional networking on global catastrophic risk. GCRI research aims to identify and assess the most effective ways of reducing the risk of global catastrophe, as well as the issues raised by global catastrophic risk. GCRI education aims to raise awareness and understanding about global catastrophic risk among students, professionals, and the general public. GCRI […]Read more
Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe became famous for describing the “new star”, or supernova, in the sky, thereby demonstrating that the celestial heavens are not immutable. Over four hundred years later, Tycho’s island of Ven once again teemed with scientific discussion as the site of an international symposium on the History and Philosophy of Astrobiology. Hosted by the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Study at Lund University in Sweden, the conference appropriately included a tour of Brahe’s underground observatory and castle grounds […]Read more