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Annual European Astrobiology Conferences

Dear fellow Astrobiologists,

This year’s EANA conference will take place between August 14-17 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark.
The preparations for the conference are well underway and among the many interesting and relevant topics for astrobiology, EANA17 emphasizes “Exoplanets”, a new and exciting field in the search for extraterrestrial life. You can find relevant information through the EANA webpage or here:

Upon registration you will pay a conference fee depending on your EANA membership status and your academic level:
  • € 80 non-EANA member
  • € 70 EANA member
  • € 60 non-EANA member, student
  • € 50 EANA member, student
  • Hotel reservations: URGENT! (see below)
  • Travel grant application: 15 May 2017
  • Deadline for registration and payment: 1 June 2017
  • Abstract deadline for posters and contributed talks: 1 June 2017
  • Notification deadline from the EANA 2017 SOC regarding talks and posters: 30 June 2017
With its 300,000 inhabitants, Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, situated on a wonderful coastline. In 2017 Aarhus is not only hosting EANA17 but is the Danish host of the European Capital of Culture. The theme that Aarhus has picked for this event is RETHINK, which couldn’t be more appropriate for an Astrobiology conference. As Aarhus will be very busy during the summer, in particular due to the festival, the hotels will be occupied and therefore we will encourage booking your rooms soon as possible.
br> We are looking forward to welcoming and hosting you for an inspiring conference.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee for the EANA17 conference,


Louise Børsen-Koch
Stellar Astrophysics Centre
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Aarhus University
Ny Munkegade 120
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Phone: +45 87155597
Office: 1520-532

The first European Astrobiology Conference was held in 2001 (the European Workshop on Exo/Astrobiology in Frascati, Italy), leading to the foundation of the EANA network.

Here you can find a list of all past EANA Astrobiology Conferences.

In the past years the Space Factor Students Contest was organized during the EANA conferences, bringing together young Astrobiologists in a session dedicated solely to the contest. In addition, EANA awards prizes for the best posters presented by students and young scientists at the annual workshops. The awards website brings together all information on the contest and lists past awardees.