BIENNIAL EUROPEAN ASTROBIOLOGY CONFERENCE
& EAI GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2020
EUROPEAN ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE
Abstract submission is closed but you can still register. Rooms at the venue are still available on a first come-first served basis.
The Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON) will take place at the La Palma & Teneguia Princess Hotel on La Palma Island (Canary Islands, Spain) from 20-24 April 2020. During this meeting also the 2nd General Assembly of the EAI will take place. Scientific sessions are planned covering the following themes:
Tracing Life and Identifying Habitable Environments
Protoplanetary disks and their physical and chemical processes
The meeting will be open to all interested scientists and students from Europe and beyond. There will be, amongst others, the following keynote speakers at the event:
Daniela Billi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Janice Bishop, SETI, USA
Bertram Bitsch, MPIA Heidelberg, Germany
Joanna Drazkowska, LMU Munich, Germany
Michael Gillon, University of Liège, Belgium
Keyron Hickman-Lewis, CNRS, France
Lisa Kaltenegger, Cornell University, USA
Nancy Kiang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
Silvano Onofri, University of Tuscia, Italy
Ana-Catalina Plesa, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Eörs Szathmary, Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary
La Palma offers a multitude of relevant research infrastructures (telescopes) and locations (active volcanoes, recent lava fields, Mars-analogue landscapes, etc. During the conference excursion (Friday 24th April) many of these will be visited. A field trip to other astrobiologically interesting field sites on other islands will be organised after the conference as well as an optional after conference walk (Saturday 25 April) along the Volcano route (Ruta de los Volcanes) spanning several active volcanoes above 1600m altitude will be offered. Also outreach events for the general public will be held.
The venue offers 4-star accommodation at very good prices (e.g. less than EUR 70,- per person and day for full board in single room). Also registration is free for students and societies of participating entities in the EAI and cheap for those from other institutions.
Satellite meeting of AbgradE and EPEC
Teneguia volcano (1971)
Caldeira de Taburiente
Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC)
"Cascada de Nubes"
Ruta de los Volcanes
La Palma & Teneguia Princess
Bienvenidos a la Isla Bonita (La Palma) !