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Astrochemists Shake Hands in Space

ACS Astrochemistry subdivision members have discovered the first chiral molecule in space. Their work paves the way for understanding enantiomeric prebiotic chemistry.

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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

ACS Spring 2018 in New Orleans, LA: Quantum chemistry, dynamics, and reaction modeling for molecules and materials in astrophysical environments. 18-22 March 2018

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Astrochemistry Dissertation Award

Each year the sudvision recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis from within the preceding two calendar years. For 2017, the awardee is Dr. Eric Parker of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, formerly of Georgia Tech. Dr. Parker will receive a $500 cash prize, an invitation to give a talk at the fall ACS meeting, a $500 travel award provided by ACS Earth and Space Chemistry to attend the fall ACS meeting, and a certificate. read more


Astrochemistry Student Opportunities

For students interested in pursuing graduate work, postdoctoral opportunities, and summer interships (even at NASA installations) within the multidisciplinary field of astrochemistry, this is a (ever-changing) listing of academic faculty and NASA researchers who are interested in astrochemistry.