This Burlington House Lunchtime Scientist is a free series of informal talks with GCSE and A Level students and their teachers to learn about exciting science career paths.
The Royal Astronomical Society is collaborating with the Linnean Society to present Burlington House Lunchtime Scientist: Astrobiology 2021 (BHLS), a series of informal, one-hour online events, with a 30-40 minute talk and a 20-30 minute Q&A. We have asked our speakers to share their field of science and the path they took to get there tailored for GCSE and A Level science students. Most importantly, we want to make sure that we give students ample time to ask their questions.
With the missions on Mars currently looking for life and the launch of ESA's Rosalind Franklin rover next year, our aims for Lunchtime Scientist 2021 is to showcase the diversity of scientists and careers to share with and inspire GCSE and A Level students about Astrobiology. We hope your classroom will join us!
Some of the topics we wish to cover with BHLS: Astrobiology 2021:
- What is Astrobiology
- Life in the Universe
- Space Microbiology
- Planetary Protection
- Analog Research
- Space Materials
- Meteors and Asteroids
- More to come
To register your classroom or students, please go to the respective Eventbrite pages. Please scroll down to find the links below each image.
BHLS will happen every Thursday starting 6th May and we are aiming to offer as many as we can up to the end of the school year. Below we are showcasing our first four in May, and there are more to come:
Registration for Prof. Karen Olsson-Francis to learn about Astrobiology on Thursday the 6th of May at 12-1pm, has now closed, but dont worry!
You can watch the livestream right here: https://youtu.be/
To register for Prof. Lewis Dartnell to learn about life in the Solar System on Thursday the 13th of May at 12-1pm, please click here.
To register for Dr Rosa Santomartino to learn about Space Microbiology on Thursday the 20th of May at 12-1pm, please click here.
To register for Silvio Sinibaldi to learn about Planetary Protection on Thursday the 27th of May at 12-1pm, please click here.