About Us

UCSC’s Astrobiology program is a collaborative, interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe. By probing how life forms, identifying the markers of living worlds, and observing our local astronomical neighborhood, UCSC astrobiologists bring a 21st century approach to bear on an ancient question: are we alone in the universe?

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Earth & Planetary Sciences

 

Astrophysics

 

Astrobiology Events

Join Astrobiology for annual conferences, seminars, and workshops.

May 7, 2021 (3-5 pm): Ethics & Astrobiology Reading Group: In the spring quarter, the reading group will meet (virtually) weekly on Friday’s from 3-5 pm to discuss previously circulated text.  UCSC graduate students, faculty, and postdocs are all welcome to participate. At our next meeting (5/7/2021), we will discuss “The day-world hawkri and its topologies: On Palikur alternatives to the idea of space,” Lesley Green. To sign up or learn more, please subscribe to the Ethics and Astrobiology group or email mdevecka@ucsc.edu


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