The Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB), founded in March 2003, is a learned society for scientists and others 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. The ASB is a highly interdisciplinary forum, with a membership spanning the full spectrum of these topics, and is open to all professional scientists and students interested in the field. Our membership is international.

In addition to acting as a nexus for its members and running this website, the ASB publishes a quarterly newsletter and runs workshops and conferences. Our newsletter provides updates on all aspects of astrobiology, from the latest results and news to activities of our members and up-coming international conferences and meetings of astrobiological interest. The ASB also holds annual workshops for members, as well as its own conference every two years, which acts as a focus for discussion in astrobiology.

An updated version of the ASB constitution was finalised in 2016, based on discussions with both the committee and the wider membership. The full document can be viewed here: ASB Constitution 2016

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