About the SSA
View from Curiosity. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Motivation for Creating the SSA
Sunset on Mars. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Texas A&M/Cornell
Image credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Anton M. Koekemoer (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI).
In 1 year, the SSA aims to...
Establish a robust online presence, with useful links for astrobiology-related events, job opportunities, and a newsletter.
Hold SSA outreach / community events.
Hold SSA meetups at conferences with astrobiology relevance (e.g. AGU 2023; AbSciCon 2024).
Establish a fund to support early career researchers.
Establish an SSA board member election cycle.
Image Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
In 3 years, the SSA aims to...
Award funds to support early career researchers.
Organize an SSA event focused on diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in astrobiology.
Contribute to the continuation of AbGradCon.
Establish an SSA astrobiology policy & advocacy committee.
Organize astrobiology / SSA community events.
Uranus and its moons as seen by JWST. Image Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI. Image processing: J. DePasquale (STScI)
In 5 years, the SSA aims to...
Host an astrobiology science meeting.
Hold SSA astrobiology policy & advocacy committee events and activities.
Establish an SSA journal committee.
Support early career astrobiology training & development activities.
Establish awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the field
Continue to support diversity, equity, access, and inclusion efforts.