We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission portal is now open for the 8th European Lunar Symposium (ELS), which will be held in Padua, Italy on 12-14 May 2020.

Please make note of the following important dates:

· Registration opens: 14 January 2020
· Abstract submission closes: 17 January 2020
· Early-bird registration closes: 3 April 2020

Meeting website: https://els2020.arc.nasa.gov

Abstract submission: https://els2020.arc.nasa.gov/abstract_submission

The 8th European Lunar Symposium in Padua, Italy will be a 3-day workshop (Tue-Thu, 12-14 May, 2020) with pre-registration reception on the evening of Monday, 11th 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), Toulouse (2018) and Manchester (2019). The eighth ELS will be held under the umbrella of the European nodes of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

New scientific data returned by a number of orbiter and landed missions to the Moon have renewed a strong interest in the worldwide community in the future lunar exploration, the most recent example of which is the NASA’s announcement to return humans to the Moon by 2024 through its Artemis program. 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 utilization (ISRU)” and “Future Missions.”

We look forward to welcoming you in Padua in May 2020!

Best wishes,

Luca Porcelli and Mahesh Anand
(on behalf of ELS 2020 organizers)

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: SSERVI European Nodes/ELS organizers

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