You are invited to attend a two-day pan-European lunar science and exploration meeting to be held at the Natural History Museum in London on 15th and 16th May 2014. This meeting will build upon the highly successful first European Lunar Symposium (ELS) held in Berlin in April 2012. The second 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 200 participants and will adopt a first come first serve policy, so please submit your abstract and register for the meeting at your earliest convenience. The meeting registration will open around mid-February.

Deadlines and Milestones:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Sunday, 25th March 2014
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, 6th May 2014
  • Online availability of abstracts: Late April/Early May 2014

We look forward to seeing you at the ELS in May 2014.

Mahesh Anand and Sara Russell
(on behalf of the ELS organizers)