Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Living Edition
| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Daniele Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Michel Viso


  • Octavio A. Chon-Torres
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_5359-1



The Peruvian Association of Astrobiology, ASPAST (Asociación Peruana de Astrobiología in Spanish), is the first Peruvian institution dedicated to astrobiology. Founded in 2013, it includes researchers, students, and disseminators of astrobiology from all over the country. ASPAST is proud to count among its members with very committed people from different disciplines with a transdisciplinary perspective, from natural sciences to social sciences. ASPAST is a nonprofit organization that works constantly to integrate astrobiology’s goals with scientific dissemination like workshops organized in schools, the launch of stratospheric balloons for experimental purposes, as well as conducting conferences, online courses, and participation in scientific meetings.

Further information: www.astrobiologia.pe

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Programa de Estudios GeneralesUniversidad de LimaLimaPerú