The Australian Centre for Astrobiology was founded by Prof. Malcolm Walter in July 2001 at Macquarie University, and then moved to the University of New South Wales in 2008. It is the only centre of astrobiological research in Australia and is an Associate Member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, one of only two in the world. The ACA also has close links with the European Space Agency and other international space agencies and institutions around the world.
The Australian Centre for Astrobiology
The ACA's film Life on Earth - and Mars? has been selected for the SCINEMA International Film Festival. SCINEMA is the largest science film fesitval in the southern hemisphere, and shows the best in science cinema from around the world.
Two PhD projects are available to be filled at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, under the supervision of ACA director Prof. Martin Van Kranendonk, and internationally recognised expert on the early Earth and on early life.