About us

The Astrobiology Society of Britain is a learned society for people interested in the relationship between life and its cosmic environment. This covers a vast diversity of topics and research methodologies, encompassing observational astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, geological expeditions and laboratory-based microbiology and prebiotic chemistry.

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The ASB is affiliated with the journal Life (ISSN 2075-1729, CiteScore: 4.0 (2019)), an international open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI. It publishes scientific studies related to fundamental themes in life sciences, especially those concerned with the origins of life and evolution of biosystems. Other areas of interest include synthetic biology and astrobiology.

Upcoming conferences

13-17 March 2023 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

4 May 2023 AbGradE

8-12 May 2023 BEACON (European Astrobiology Institute)

22-25 May 2023 AbGradCon2023

9-14 July 2023 Goldschmidt

7 – 8 Sept 2023 ASB 9, 20 years of the ASB (sign up for a membership here to stay informed)

27-28 Sept 2023 International Conference on Astrobiology and Planetary Science

5-10 May 2024 AbSciCon24

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