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Paper: A Class in Bioastronomy
Volume: 213, Bioastronomy '99: A New Era in Bioastronomy
Page: 695
Authors: Airieau, Sabine
Abstract: General acceptance and support for scientific studies of life in the universe greatly rest on the education of the public. Non-science students in universities and colleges should thus have the opportunity to be exposed to bioastronomy. This poster presents an outline of the main points featured in a bioastronomy undergraduate class, outline that is highly modular and can easily be tailored to fit into the curriculum of almost any scientific department. It includes brief introductions of astronomy, geology, biology and chemistry as independent fields, and ties them together into a single area of scientific investigation. Teaching resources and support materials are listed for the convenience of the instructor and encompass various degrees of difficulty, from introductory to advanced.
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