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Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON)

May 8 - May 12

Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON)

The Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON) brings scientists and experts in the Astrobiology field from Europe and beyond. BEACON will take place at the La Palma &Teneguia Princess Hotel on La Palma Island (Canary Islands, Spain) from 8 – 12 May 2023.

La Palma offers a multitude of relevant research infrastructures (telescopes) and locations (active volcanoes, recent lava fields, Mars-analogue landscapes, etc.) We will visiting many of these sites during our conference excursion.

A field trip to other astrobiologically interesting field sites will be organised after the conference as well as an optional after conference walk along the “Volcano route” (Ruta de los Volcanes) spanning several active volcanoes above 1600m altitude. Outreach events for the general public will also be held.

The programme starts on May 8th in the morning and ends on May 12th in the evening. With around 16 invited talks (30 min) and 30 contributed talks (15 minutes), in addition to a poster session is planned. On the 10th there will be an excursion to the site of the 2021 eruption and one or two telescopes.

A walk on the close-by Teneguia lava field will be organised on two evenings, as well as an after conference-walk on the Ruta de Volcanes on May13th.


May 8
May 12
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La Palma &Teneguia Princess Hotel on La Palma Island
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