You are invited to attend a three-day pan-European lunar science and exploration meeting to be held at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) in Frascati, Italy over 3 days (Tue, 12th May, Wed, 13th May and Thu, 14th May, 2015).

This meeting will build upon the success of previous European Lunar Symposiums (ELS) held in Berlin (2012) and in London (2014). The third 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”.

We are now accepting abstracts for this meeting. Please click on the Abstract Submission tab for further details. We are limited to 250 participants and will adopt a first come first serve policy, so please submit your abstract at your earliest convenience. The meeting registration is now open.

Immediately following the ELS, on Fri, 15th May 2015, we plan to organise a Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) workshop. This workshop will be organized jointly with the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG), which comprises members of several space agencies (NASA, ASI, ESA, etc. see here ). This workshop will be hosted by INFN-LNF free of charge in the same venue of the ELS. To register for this workshop see here . For more information on the GER Meeting, Click Here.

Deadlines and Milestones:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday, 7th April 2015
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, 30th April 2015
  • Online availability of the program: Monday, April 27th 2015

We look forward to seeing you in Frascati in May 2015.

Simone Dell'Agnello and Mahesh Anand
(on behalf of the ELS organizers)

Click Here to view and download the official European Lunar Symposium 2015 Poster.

NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)