Astrobiology News Archive

Grace Wolf-Chase, an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium and a member of The Clergy Letter Project, has been writing a monthly column for The Clergy Letter Project Newsletter about astrobiology. What follows is an archive of all of her fabulous columns.

                                         2013     2014     2015     2016   2017  

2013


  • April 2013, An Introduction to a New Feature on Astrobiology for CLP Members
  • May 2013, Planets, Planets, Everywhere!
  • June 2013, The Diversity of Worlds - and Scientists
  • July 2013, What Makes a Planet Habitable?
  • August 2013, Searching for Life in Our Cosmic Backyard: A Proposed Mission to Europa
  • September 2013, Searching for WISE Civilizations
  • October 2013, Yoking Scientific Knowledge and Religious Wisdom
  • November 2013, Evolution Weekend 2014: Celebrating Clergy Contributions to Science at the        Adler Planetarium
  • December 2013, Clergy Event at the Adler Planetarium on February 18, 2014

  • 2014


  • January 2014, "Superhabitable" Worlds
  • February 2014, Clergy Contributions to Science
  • March 2014, Cosmos: An Unexpected Journey
  • April 2014, Illuminating Patterns in Light
  • May 2014, Solar Siblings
  • June 2014, Reflections on New Frontiers in Science & Philosophy
  • July 2014, Vatican Obervatory "Science Guy" Wins Carl Sagan Medal
  • August 2014, Rosetta: Deciphering the Origin of our Solar System
  • September 2014, Prospects for Extraterrestrial Life on "Exomoons"
  • October 2014, Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?
  • November 2014, Rosetta Mission Update: The Historic Landing on a Comet
  • December 2014, 2014 Highlights from Zooniverse: Research with One Million Citizen Scientists

  • 2015


  • January 2015, The Adler Planetarium Celebrates Clergy Contributions to Science: Past,       Present and Future
  • February 2015, Disorderly Planets
  • March 2015, Cosmos: Journey to the Dawn of Our Solar System
  • April 2015, Yellow "Space Balls" and the Origin of Our Solar System
  • May 2015, Celebrating The Hubble Space Telescope
  • June 2015, Bringing Science and Religion Dialogue to Sunday School
  • July 2015, New Horizons’s Encounter with Pluto
  • August 2015, "Slushball" Earth
  • September 2015, The Ocean of Enceladus
  • October 2015, What Do Comets and Aliens Have in Common?
  • November 2015, NASA’s Strategic Plan for Astrobiology in the Next Decade
  • December 2015, The Human Search for the Origins of Life


  • 2016


  • January 2016, Highlights from the Adler Planetarium
  • February 2016, Planetary Protection in Real and “Reel” Life
  • March 2016, Seeking Out Strange New Worlds
  • April 2016, Searching for Life Searching for Us
  • May 2016, Walking on Other Worlds
  • June 2016, Our Magnetic Sun
  • July 2016, Nightfall Revisited
  • August 2016, Astrobiology Primer v2.0
  • September 2016, A Potentially Habitable Exoplanet in Our Cosmic Backyard
  • October 2016, Rosetta Mission Update: The Building Blocks of Life
  • November 2016, Probing for Life on Other Worlds, Protecting Life on Earth
  • December 2016, On Star Wars, Hope, and Imagining Earth’s Future


  • 2017


  • January 2017, Reframing the Question, Are We Alone?
  • February 2017, Will Computers Decipher the Origin of Life?
  • March 2017, Cool Dwarf TRAPPIST-1 and the Seven Earths
  • April 2017, Reflections for Earth Day:  Toward a Sustainable Future
  • May 2017, Revisiting TRAPPIST-1:  The Harmony of the Worlds
  • June 2017, Touching the Nearest Star
  • July 2017, Embryonic Stars Hidden in Stellar Nurseries