Canary Islands, Spain

An opportunity for interested scientists and students in Astrobiology from Europe and beyond


The Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON) brings scientists and experts in the Astrobiology field from Europe and beyond. BEACON was expected to be held in 2022 in La Palma, but is postponed to 2023. More information about the conference’s keynote speakers and programme will be announced in 2022. Stay tuned!


Evolution and Traces of Early Life and Life under Extreme Condition

Tracing Life and Identifying Habitable Environments

Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems and Detection of Habitable Worlds

Biosignatures and the Detection of Life beyond Earth

Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Planets, Moons and Life

The Pathway to Complexity: From Simple Molecules to First Life​

Historical, Philosophical, Societal and Ethical Issues in Astrobiology

Protoplanetary disks and their physical and chemical processes

Planetary Environments and Habitability​