Astrobiology and Society
Third Conference on History and Philosophy of Astrobiology
Höör, Sweden, 3 - 4 June 2022

Conference Handbook
The handbook of the conference can be downloaded here as a .pdf file.

Scientific programme
The meeting will start on 3rd June 2022 in the morning and finish on 4th June 2022 in the evening. The detailed programme of the meeting will be available after the abstrascts have been selected.

Invited speakers
The following invited speakers will give lectures at the meeting:

Kelly Smith, Clemson University, USA
Katrin Ros, Popular Astronomy/University of Lund, Sweden
Douglas Vakoch, SETI, USA
Beatriz Villaroel, Stockholm University
During the conference, the General Assembly of the European Astrobiology Institute will be held (3 June).

Contributed talks
A number of contributed talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts by the conference organisers. They will be 20 minutes long.

Poster session
In the evening of June 3rd we will organise a poster session. Presenters submitting abstracts that are not selected for oral presentations will be allowed to present a poster. The poster session will be held in the church (Frihetskapellet) and drinks and nibbles will be served. Poster dimensions are 150 cm height and 90 cm width, so DIN A0 in portrait format should be OK.

Pre-conference excursion to Stevns Klint
Participants arriving earlier and/or taking part in the summer school "Life on Earth and Beyond". in Höör (30 May - 1 June 2022) will have the possibility to take part in a full day's excursion to the limestone formation Stevns Klint (where the Cretaceous- Tertiary boundary is clearly visible) on 2nd June. The fee for the excursion is EUR 85,- (tpayment instructions will follow) and includes:

  • Pick-up at summer school venue or Copenhagen Airport (around 10:30)
  • Bus shuttle from the summer school venue to Ven harbour
  • Ferry from Ven harbour to Landskrona
  • Bus tour from Landskrona or Copenhagen airport to Rødvig and Stevns Klint and drop-off at either Copenhagen Airport (CPH, around 18:00) or at Åkersberg stiftsgård (venue of the The Origin of Life conference around 19:00).
  • Lunch at the traditional Danish restaurant Rødvig Kro (probably buffet)
  • 1 microbrewery beer or home made apple juice in addition to table water at lunch
  • Visit of Rødvig cliff and Stevns klint cliff and the famous Højerup church
  • Entrance and guided tour at Stevns Klint museum
  • Coffee break with cakes
  • Bus transfer to conference venue
Stevns Klint Tycho Brahe's castle Uraniborg Park of venue