Meeting Location

Science & Industry Museum (Formerly known as the Museum of Science and Industry)
Liverpool Rd
Manchester M3 4FP, UK
21 - 23 May 2019


Welcome Reception
Manchester Museum
The University Of Manchester
Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
20 May 2019


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Entry to the U.K.

Participants should review their home country's governmental advice for travel to the UK - this includes advice on visa need. Please note that EU residents should also frequently check travel advisories since ELS will take place after the proposed date of the UK's exit from the European Union (29th March 2019). If you need a visa invitation letter to attend the meeting, please do contact the organisers well in advance of the symposium.

Manchester History

  • City founded by a roman fort in AD79
  • Now England's 6th largest city, but 2nd biggest metropolitan area
  • Home of the Industrial Revolution through its textile manufacturing business
    • Meeting will be held in the location of the world’s first ever intercity train line
  • Home of football with Manchester United and Manchester City - pick red or blue carefully...
  • Manchester international airport has regular connexions to most major European cities – only 15 minutes from the city centre by train
  • Britain’s 3rd most visited city (after London and Edinburgh)
  • Close to the beautiful Peak District national park and the iconic Jodrell Bank radio telescope


Thanks to the support of the Royal Astronomical Society we are able to provide some financial help for those who require childcare or other caring cots for the duration of the 2019 European Lunar Symposium meeting (although, please note such care will have to be arranged by the individual). Those interested need to please contact: as soon as possible for further information on how to apply for assistance.