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
ACA Director Martin Van Kranendonk participated as a panellist on ABC TV's Q&A program on Monday night, June 17th, for a special episode on Science.
Topics ranged from Climate Change, to ocean plastics, to the possibility of life on Mars and of its colonisation, and much, much more.
You can check out the full episode here.
ACA PhD candidate, Tara Djokic, and ACA Director, Prof Martin Van Kranendonk, star in a new feature-length IMAX film "The Earth Story", now playing in cinemas around the world, and due for release in Australia in July this year.
On Monday, June 17th, at 9:35 PM, join ACA director Martin Van Kranendonk and a panel of experts, including Prof Brian Cox and UNSW's own Dean of Sicence, Emma Johnston, for a Special Episode of the current affairs progrram Q&A, hosted by Tony Jones, on the topic of Science.