Unique Studies in Astrobiology started for the master students in I.I. Mechnikov ONU. This course is the first one among the universities of Ukraine and Russia.
«The aim of the Studies — to help students develop their scientific work, using the methods of astrobiology, — the head of the course, PhD in Astronomy Mikhail Ryabov said – All scientific work of students-biologists bears on the external environment: impact of the sun, moon, space radiation...».
Students-biologists learn subjects about the possibility of life on other planets and the influence of the space on the Earth inhabitants life’s.
Mikhail Ryabov suggested that the future integration of astronomical subjects in the program of other university disciplines (chemistry, history, philology, journalism) will be fruitful.
Studies in Astrobiology lasts for one semester. Lectures are hold at a new multimedia lecture audience of the biological department and at the observatory of the Odessa University.
Astrobiology - the scientific discipline devoted to the search for life beyond Earth and explore the possibility of its existence in conditions different from Earth. Scientists, astrobiologists study life forms in extreme conditions, the behavior of biological objects in space missions, especially the functioning of the human body in space, are seeking in other planetary systems of stars, origin of life on Earth, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
The press-service of I.I. Mechnikov ONU