You are invited to attend a two-day pan-European lunar science and exploration meeting to be held at the Natural History Museum in London on 15th and 16th May 2014. This meeting will build upon the highly successful first European Lunar Symposium (ELS) held in Berlin in April 2012. The second ELS will be held under the umbrella of the European nodes of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), previously the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI).
A global surge in lunar exploration has thrust lunar science and exploration back into the limelight once again. Current interests in the exploration of the Moon range from astronomical, astrophysical, geological, commercial, resource utilization, and strategic considerations, to its use as an outpost for future human exploration of the Solar System. One of the main aims of this meeting is to bring together the European scientific community interested in various aspects of lunar exploration. In addition, lunar experts from countries engaged in launching lunar missions are also invited to attend this meeting.
The meeting format will consist of both oral and poster presentations divided into four broad themes of: “Science of the Moon”, “Science on the Moon”, “Science from the Moon” and “Future Lunar Missions”.
Please visit the meeting website at https://els2014.arc.nasa.gov/ for further details. The abstract submission and registration page will open by mid-February. Please bookmark the meeting website.
Please forward this message to your colleagues/students, as appropriate.
We look forward to welcoming you in London in May 2014!
(on behalf of the ELS 2014 organisers)
Dr Mahesh Anand
Planetary and Space Sciences
Department of Physical Sciences
The Open University
MK7 6AA, UK