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 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 are June registrations and a link to watch our May speakers on our YouTube channel.
June speakers and registration links:
Please register here for Professor Wilson's talk on Astrovirology on 10 June at 12pm.
Please register here for Dr Alex Price's talk on Analogue Research on 17 June at 12pm.
Please register here for Dr Emma Ryan's talk on Space Materials on 24 June at 12pm.
May 2021 Livestreams are now available on YouTube here on the BHLS: Astrobiology 2021 Playlist.