You are invited to attend the 7th European Lunar Symposium at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK. This will be a 3-day workshop (21-23 May, 2019) with pre-registration reception on the evening of the 20th May 2019. This meeting will build upon the successes of previous European Lunar Symposiums (ELS) held in Berlin (2012), London (2014), Frascati (2015), Amsterdam (2016), Munster (2017), and Toulouse (2018). The seventh ELS will be held under the umbrella of the European nodes of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).
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 five broad themes of: “Science of the Moon”, “Science on the Moon”, “Science from the Moon”, "Science enabling lunar in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU)" and "Future Missions".
ELS will be immediately followed by a workshop entitled ‘The Moon as a ‘contact zone’ to other worlds: an interdisciplinary workshop’ organised at The University of Manchester. For more details please visit mooncontactzone.wordpress.com.