SELENE symposium 2014 held in Japan in March 4 and 5

International Symposium of Lunar Science and Exploration
using data from Multi-Instruments

 (December 2013)

Significant progress in lunar science and technology has been made in the last decade by orbiter missions including our SELENE (Kaguya). It is time to start new analyses, for instance using data from multi-instruments and/or lunar samples.

For this purpose, we held an international symposium of lunar science, the SELENE SYMPOSIUM 2013, at Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Sagamihara, Japan, in last January. The Symposium was very fruitful with more than 90 participants from 7 countries.

Here, we are pleased to announce to hold the 2nd symposium, the SELENE SYMPOSIUM 2014, in Japan, again. The meeting place will be at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Mitaka city, Tokyo. All scientists and engineers around the world who are interested in lunar science are invited to come together for beneficial discussions on the new views of the origin and evolution of the Moon. Presentation topics will be widely opened.

SELENE SYMPOSIUM 2014 Convener: Dr. Takahiro IWATA (ISAS/JAXA)


SELENE: Selenological and Engineering Explorer
JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
ISAS: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
NAOJ: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan


– SELENE SYMPOSIUM 2014 will be held on 4 and 5 March 2014, at the Conference Room of National Astronomical Observatory (NAOJ), Mitaka city, Tokyo, Japan.
– How to access NAOJ Mitaka Campus:


This meeting brings together regional and international lunar scientists and engineers involved in SELENE (KAGUYA) and other missions to present and discuss the followings.

– New science results from data analysis of SELENE (KAGUYA) and other lunar missions, analyses of lunar meteorites and/or samples, and Earth-based observations.
– Lunar mission data archive, data processing including calibration and validation, and analysis methods.
– International collaboration for lunar science and future lunar missions.


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) /Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
National Astronomical Observatory (NAOJ) /Research of Interior Structure and Evolution of solar system bodies (RISE) Project

Participation Fee: Free


December M., 2013.     Circular delivery for registration and abstract submission.
January M-E., 2014.     Due date for abstract submission.
February B., 2014.       Circular delivery for session program announcement and VISA application.
March 4 – 5, 2014.        SELENE SYMPOSIUM 2013.


Email: iwata.takahiro(at) (change “(at)” to @)

Local Organization Committee:

Chair: Dr. Hiroshi ARAKI (RISE/NAOJ) and Dr. Tatsuaki OKADA (ISAS/JAXA)

Science Organization Committee (SOC):

Chair: Dr. Junichi HARUYAMA (ISAS/JAXA)