All posts by Julia DeMarines

Julia DeMarines

About Julia DeMarines

Julia DeMarines, M.Sc., is a Planetary Science PhD student at Hampton University in Virginia, as well as a co-founder of, and an avid science communicator. Her most notable science communication endeavor is Space in Your Face!, a hilarious, over-the-top informal educational program held in Denver. Previously she was working as an education officer on board the JOIDES Resolution scientific research vessel. Prior to that she worked at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science as the Research Assistant to the Curator of Astrobiology (David Grinspoon) on constraints for life on Titan as well as E/PO for the Mars Science Lab's instrument called Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) currently on Mars. In 2011, she received her M.Sc in Space Studies from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. She received her undergraduate degree in Astronomy with a minor in Geology from the University of Colorado. Her research focus has been primarily on the remote detection of biosignatures on extrasolar atmospheres, social implications of Astrobiology and messaging to Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI). Outside of science, you might find Julia taking photographs, trail running, bike riding, cooking up a vegan storm, sleeping in obscure places, wearing astronomically enhanced clothing, and cracking Uranus jokes.

  • SAGANet is looking for science mentors! We need YOU!

    Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 1.10.05 AM It's fall. Imagine yourself in elementary school. You're waiting at the bus stop with your Ninja Turtle back pack, No. 2 pencils, trapper keeper, and reebok pumps. Oh yeah. You were ready (or at least I've totally dated myself). Judging as you
  • #TBT #Astrobiology a new look at an old meme

    It's thursday, and everyone is posting hilarious old-skool photos of their former awkward selves and it's AH-MAZING! Here at PaleBlueBlog, we thought we should science up this weekly social media event by sharing some of our favorite science related memes. Remember when these were a thing?! #TBT #AstrobiologyThis one
  • Astrobiology Research Focus Group Applications DUE TODAY!

    Hello! If you are planning on attending the Astrobiology Graduate Student Conference (AbGradCon) in August, please consider applying for the 4th annual Research Focus Group (RFG). The research focus group is an intensive (BUT FUN) three day workshop (August 24-26th) designed to group students from different research backgrounds to come together and
  • in response to “Why Astrobiology”

    Shawn here: the following is a comment made by Julia DeMarines on Dimitra’s post on “Why Astrobiology.” Betül asked Julia to re-post is as a “” entry… beating me to the punch, as I was going to ask her to do the same thing. Anyways, here’s one good, enthusiastic take on “why astrobiology.” ————————— Betül Arslan (a friend, colleague