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NAI Seminars

Subscribe to this series NASA Ames Research Center Forums

The NASA Ames Research Center life science forums explore the growth and future of astrobiology and space biology research at Ames and beyond.

Subscribe to this series NAI Director's Seminar Series

The Director’s Seminar series features talks from scientists who are invited by the NAI Director to present their research results to the community. A primary goal of the seminars is to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration across NAI teams and within the astrobiology community at large.

Subscribe to this series NAI Science Highlight Series

The NASA Astrobiology Institute Science Highlight Series showcases the latest scientific research conducted by NAI teams.

Subscribe to this series Workshops Without Walls

The Workshop Without Walls concept was developed by the NAI as part of its mandate to use modern information technology to foster interdisciplinary and collaborative research among widely distributed investigators.

Subscribe to this series Conferences and Workshops

The focus on collaborative technologies has enabled a unique phenomenon to emerge: the Workshop Without Walls. This structure brings together scientists from across the astrobiology community in a focused environment combining presentations with rich discussion.

Subscribe to this series University of Washington Seminars

The University of Washington seminar series is hosted by the NAI Virtual Planetary Lab (VPL) team live from the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

Subscribe to this series OoLALA Research Showcase

Celebrating Women in Origins of Life, Artificial Life, & Astrobiology. A public lecture series sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) and Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Subscribe to this series Special Seminars

Keeping the community up to date on timely events, new research developments, and emerging trends is a priority. These talks are not topically related, but are presented here as a special collection.

Subscribe to this series Ask an Astrobiologist Series

Once a month, SAGANet ( hosts a program called “Ask an Astrobiologist”, where the public is invited to interact with a high-profile astrobiologist, who replies to twitter and chat questions live on video. Each session lasts about an hour.

Subscribe to this series AbGradCon

AbGradCon (Astrobiology Graduate Conference) provides a unique setting for astrobiologically-inclined graduate students and early career researchers to come together to share their research, collaborate, and network. AbGradCon 2014 marks the tenth year of this conference—each time in a different place and organized by a different group of students, but always with the original charter as a guide.

Subscribe to this series NPP Alumni Seminars

The NASA Postdoctoral Program has been extraordinarily successful in supporting new leaders in the astrobiology community. Upon completion of their postdoctoral fellowships, the Astrobiology Fellows are given the opportunity to present a seminar to share their work with one another and with the astrobiology community at large.

Subscribe to this series GSFC Summer Internship

Each year, summer interns at the NAI’s Goddard Center for Astrobiology present their work. Via collaborative technologies, they are able to present to the entire astrobiology community—adding an important dimension to their educational experience.

Subscribe to this series UCR Alternative Earths Seminars

NAI’s University of California, Riverside “Alternative Earths” Seminar Series and Events.

Subscribe to this series Space Telescope Science Institute Webcast Series

Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute present live and on-demand webcasts related to science, technology, and business to the scientific community and the public at-large. Live webcasts, production services, and the webcast archive are managed by the Information Technology Services division of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Subscribe to this series Planetary Lake Lander Project Video Series

The NASA Astrobiology Program is conducting research around the globe, developing unique instruments to investigate some of Earth’s most remote and extreme environments in the search for life. Not only are they are expanding the knowledge we have of our planet; they are building and testing tools, systems and technologies for future NASA missions.

In this series of videos, meet the researchers and learn about their work in unique and dramatic areas on Planet Earth.

Subscribe to this series FAR Seminars

FAR Seminars

Subscribe to this series NAI Team Overviews

Team Overview Seminars describe the work of the fourteen NAI teams and NAI Central. They offer an opportunity to find out more about the science, E/PO and other activities being performed by the NAI teams and the NAI Central office.

Subscribe to this series Big Picture Science

The Big Picture Science radio show and podcast engages the public with astrobiology through lively and intelligent storytelling. Science radio doesn’t have to be dull. The only dry thing about our program is the humor. Big Picture Science takes on big questions by interviewing leading researchers and weaving together their stories of discovery in a clever and off-kilter narrative style.

Subscribe to this series Origin of Life Seminar Series

The Origin Of Life Focus Group Seminar Series presents two talks on closely related subjects, one each from a senior scientist and an early career scientist.

Subscribe to this series Planets, Life, and the Universe Lecture Series

  • Life Underground
    Jan Amend, University of Southern California
    PRESENTED ON April 5, 2013

Subscribe to this series Year of the Solar System

While NASA celebrates 50 years of Solar System exploration in 2012, the last two of those years saw an unprecedented cluster of activity. From comet and asteroid encounters to landing an analytical chemistry laboratory on the surface of Mars, we have dared and learned much. Throughout it all, fundamental research has provided the foundation and impetus for exploration. These talks give the state of the art in astrobiology research in 2012.

  • Exoplanets
    Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    PRESENTED ON November 29, 2012
  • The Origin of Life Loren Williams, Georgia Institute of Technology — November 5, 2012
  • Alien Hunters Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center — August 28, 2012