Astrobiology 2017
A research meeting by the IAU’s commission F3

November 26th – December 1st, 2017.

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Reasons to Attend

Engaging talks

Invited talks from leading researchers in the field will present state of-the-art results from all the disciplines. Tens of talks contributed by the scientific community will provide a wealth of information and will fuel provocative discussions.


Astrobiology is one of the most multidisciplinary areas of study these days. The meeting will provide prime opportunities to meet and connect with peers from different disciplines.

Welcome To Patagonia

At the southern frontier, you will be surrounded by an exotic and beautiful wilderness that holds a truly scientific and ecological treasure. In this remarkable corner of the continent, our delegates will have the opportunity to trek around majestic hills, climb snowy peaks, flyfish in pristine rivers, sail through caverns in Chile’s largest lake and contemplate marvelous glaciers.

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Latest News
16 May, 2017

  Dear Colleagues, please distribute widely! Find below exciting news for Astrobiology 2017. This conference will take place in the beautiful Chilean Patagonia in Coyhaique (November 26-December 1, 2017). GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS We are pleased to announce that there are funds available to partially support a number of graduate students to attend […]
28 April, 2017

(11819) Millarca At the last Asteroids, Comets and Meteors (ACM) conference held in Montevideo, Uruguay (2017), a special award was handed out to Dr. Millarca Valenzuela, a member of Astrobiology 2017 Local Organizing Committee. Dr. Valenzuela is a geologist, expert in meteorites and planetary sciences and the official curator of the Chilean repository of meteorites. […]
24 April, 2017

  The main attraction of this city lies in their geography and the geomorphology of the principal geological structure. This part of Chile is characterized by glacial relief, with abrupt topography and a hydrographic system enriched by lake basins and numerous glaciers that flow into the Pacific Ocean. The Patagonian Andes comprise a relatively low […]
31 March, 2017

In this new conference the American Astronomical Society will take us in a journey to better understand the star-planet interaction and its impact on habitability of planetary companions, especially those in close orbits around low-mass stars. The conference will be divided en three main areas: Stellar activity and planetary habitability. Detection of planets and planetary […]

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