Online courses on Astrobiology (2021) – International Astronomical Union

Above is a playlist of videos with on-line courses on Astrobiology.

The 2021 session of the Astrobiology Introductory Courses (the 14th edition of the school) was held online from June 21 to 25, 2021. This online version generated several hundred registrations from all countries, and nearly 230 participants have taken all of the courses. All the courses are now available to everyone on the Youtube channel. These videos also join the online database of astrobiology course videos on the Astrobiovideo site:

The next school session will take place from March 13 to 19, 2022. All information relating to this new school will be available from the beginning of October on the website


List of courses for the 2021 session.

  1. Solar System Formation & Exoplanet formation & dynamics. Sean Raymond – Astrophysicist
  2. Decoding lights from Exotic Worlds. Jérémy Leconte – Astrophysicist
  3. Exoplanets & Habitability. Emeline Bolmont – Astrophysicist
  4. Early Earth and Early Life co-evolution (1). Stefan Lalonde – Geochemist
  5. Early Earth and Early Life co-evolution (2). Johanna Marin-Carbonne – Geologist
  6. History, processes, and patterns in biological evolution. Emmanuel Douzery – Biologist
  7. Are fossils the witnesses of evolution. By Jean-Sébastien Steyer – Pale ontologist
  8. Prebiotic Chemistry in the Solar System. Hervé Cottin – Astrochemist
  9. From Chemistry to Biology. Kamila Muchowska – Chemist
  10. Artificial Life and Artificial Intelligence. Hugues Bersini
  11. Ethical issues in Astrobiology. By Jacques Arnould – CNES Ethics Adviser
  12. The Tree of Life. By Laura Eme – Biologist
  13. Life in extreme environments. By Karen Olsson-Francis – Biologist
  14. Solar System Exploration. By Jean-Pierre Bibring – Astrophysicist