You are invited to attend the 8th European Lunar Symposium at the Centro Culturale San Gaetano, Padua, Italy. This will be a 3-day workshop (Tue-Thu, 12-14 May, 2020) with pre-registration reception on the evening of Monday, 11th May 2020. 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 utilisation (ISRU)" and "Future Missions".