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Water in the Universe – Symposium at the Fall 2019 Meeting in San Diego, CA – 258th ACS National Meeting, 25-29 August 2019

Astrochemistry in the Southeast and Beyond – Symposium at the 2019 SERMACS Meeting, 20-23 October 2019
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New Detections

Nature published work by Güsten et al. reporting the detection of the elusive helium hydride ion, which is considered to be the first molecule formed after the Big Bang.

Objectives of the Astrochemistry Subdivision

Astrochemistry is one of the most interdisciplinary fields of modern science. The purpose of this subdivision is to promote work in this field.

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Upcoming Astrochemistry Symposia & Workshops

Misconceptions in Astrochemistry: A Chemist's Guide – Symposium at Pacifichem 2020 (link coming!)

Astrochemistry Dissertation Award

Each year the subdivision recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis from within the preceding two calendar years. Applications are due around March 1. The winner will receive a $500 prize, an invitation to give a talk at the Fall ACS meeting, and a $500 travel award provided by ACS Earth and Space Chemistry to attend the Fall ACS meeting. The recipient and nominators must be members of the Astrochemistry Subdivision, and the Ph.D. must be conferred by the deadline. The 2019 recipient of the award is Dr. Cameron Mackie, currently at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Astrochemistry Student Opportunities

For students interested in contacting astrochemistry practitioners, this is a (ever-changing) listing of academic faculty and NASA researchers who work in the field.