Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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ASBI0002 ABC-Net: On-line lecture course of Astrobiology 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Department of physics / astronomy (Harry Lehto) and department of biology, laboratory of plant physiology and molecular biology (Kirsi Lehto). Coordinator of the course: Dr. Gerda Horneck, DRL. The lecture course is technically supported by the virtual campus facility of the ESA/ESTEC organisation.
Minimum preceding studies

General description

The lecture course is given as a web-casted, real-time on-line conference, with two separate lectures (1h 15min each) and a 30 min Qustion and Answer session, given at ten different European universities (Universities of Turku, Finland; Napoli, Italy; Orleans, France; Salzburg, Austria; Dresden, Germany; Szcecin, Poland; CNES Paris, France; St. Petersburg, Russia; Paris Est Creteil, France; DLR Köln, Germany and ESA/ESTEC). The material is supported by the book Horneck G. and Rettberg, P. (ed.) Complete course in astrobiology, 2007, ISBN: 978-3-527-40660-9, Wiley-VCH.

Learning outcomes

To provide expert lectures in central topics of astrobiology, to promote international collaboration and contact in this interdisciplinary field, and to activate students for personal participation in the question periods.


Central topics of astrobiology, including cosmic evolution, formation of stars and planetary systems, prebiotic chemistry, origin of life, habitability, adaptation of life to extreme conditions; astrobiology of Mars, Titan, Europa, Enceladus and comets; planetary protection, chemistry in cosmic dust, space missions. The lecture topics and lecturers can be seen on the astrobiology teaching home page (http://www.sci.utu.fi/astrobiologia/)

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 30 h 0 h

Lectures from previous years can be seen in the in address http://streamiss.spaceflight.esa.int/?pg=production&dm=1&PID=abcnet0708

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

3. year autumn
3. year spring
4. year autumn
4. year spring
5. year autumn
5. year spring

The first lecture will be on Tue Oct 9, 2012, at 3 pm (sharp) in lecture hall Pha1, and then continue every second Tuesday at the same time and same place.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Finnish Study Modules