Astrobiology Grand Tour - June 2013

Astrobiology "Grand Tour" 2013

Participants of the Astrobiology "Grand Tour" 2013

Register your interest now for 2015: email dtf@unsw.edu.au

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As a contribution to the astrobiology community, the Australian Centre for Astrobiology will run a field trip to sites that every astrobiologist or geobiologist should see at least once in their lives. It will be a high level educational experience that will enrich the research and teaching programs of the participants. Included will be the extant stromatolites of Shark Bay, the banded iron formations and iron ore mines of the Hamersley Basin, the putatively cyanobacterial stromatolites of the 2.7 Ga Fortescue Group, and the 3.35-3.49 Ga fossiliferous and other units of the Pilbara Craton with what is arguably the oldest convincing evidence of life on Earth. The tour will be led by Malcolm Walter and will be in June 2013. Places are limited.

Please see the flyer and booking sheet for more information.

 

Stromatolites of the Neoarchean Fortescue Group, Pilbara, WA

Photo: David Flannery

Living Stromatolites in Shark Bay, WA

Living Stromatolites in Shark Bay, WA

Photo: David Flannery