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April 16-22, 2012 / Vol 31, No 16 / Hawai`i Island, USA

13 Apr 2012, 21:37 UTC
April 16-22, 2012 / Vol 31, No 16 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Scientists Converge on Berlin, Germany for European Lunar Symposium
As a global surge in lunar exploration and enterprise continues, a diverse range of experts are meeting for the European Lunar Symposium on April 19-20 at the Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin. DLR and The Open University have teamed up with NASA Lunar Science Institute to organize the event, which includes 15 plenary talks on wide ranging issues, 45 parallel session talks, 16 poster submissions and a dedicated Lunar Lander Event. James Head (TR) of Brown University will keynote on “The Moon as a Touchstone for Solar System Science: …Goals for Future Human and Robotic Exploration.” Jordi Gutiérrez of Polytechnic University of Catalonia is hosting a parallel session on “Spherical rover (CL) for lunar and planetary exploration.” On Wednesday afternoon prior to the official start of the symposium, DLR, ESA and Astrium will present on the scope, work to date, current status, science payloads and future plans for the NET 2018 European Lunar Lander mission (B). Also taking place in Berlin this week, on April 19-21, is the Max Planck Institute conference titled “Envisioning Limits: Outer Space and the End of Utopia”. (Image Credit: ESA, ...

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