Comments Off on 2016/05/27 – Chandra Wickramasinghe – Polonnaruwa plus update on Obama visiting Hiroshima with Special Correspondent Michelle Belmont
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Richard’s Items:

1. Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life


2. At 96, Dr. Heimlich Uses His Own Maneuver on Choking Victim


3. Michelle Obama to SFIS grads: ‘Our world needs you’ – excerpt of commencement speech begins at 1:20


4. SpaceX successfully lands a Falcon 9 rocket at sea for the third time


Michelle’s links:


1. Obama’s Hiroshima visit reveals progress of reconciliation, disagreements over history


2. At Hiroshima Memorial, Obama Says Nuclear Arms Require ‘Moral Revolution’


Chandra’s Items:


1. Polonnaruwa meteorite as proof of extraterrestrial life gets support at presidential level in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President and Chandra





2. Brochure pdf



3. Arthur C. Clarke & Chandra Wickramasinghe

4. Fred Hoyle & Chandra Wickramasinghe




6. Chandra’s latest books including collaborations with Fred Hoyle






chandra bio picAstrobiology website: www.buckingham.ac.uk/research/bcab
Personal website: www.profchandra.org
ISPA website: www.ispajapan.com

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe is an internationally acclaimed astronomer and one of the foremost pioneers of modern astrobiology. Chandra is famous for his pioneering studies on the carbonaceous nature of cosmic dust and the prevalence extraterrestrial life. He is a recipient of several international awards and honorary doctorates and was a former Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and a Professor at Cardiff University for 40 years. He is currently Honorary Professor and Director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham, a Visiting Academics at Churchill College, Cambridge, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is also a founder member of the newly-formed Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics in Gifu, Japan. He has written over 30 books and 300 scientific papers, over 60 of these being in the journal Nature.

michelle picMichelle Belmont is an English teacher working in Shizuoka, Japan. Just 30 miles from the summit of Mt. Fuji, Michelle enjoys listening to radio and staring out her window at Mt. Fuji at sunset. She is currently working on furthering her teaching career, transitioning her gender, and collecting rare Japanese tech from the 80s and 90s.

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