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May 11-17, 2015 / Vol 34, No 19 / Hawai`i Island, USA

8 May 2015, 20:07 UTC
May 11-17, 2015 / Vol 34, No 19 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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3rd European Lunar Science Forum Occurring in Italy

This pan-European lunar science and exploration meeting is being organized by the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) of NASA and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Frascati, Italy on May 12-14. Primary interests highlighted by the European Lunar Science Forum (ELS) program based on the current global surge of lunar exploration include astronomy, astrophysics, geology, commerce, resource utilization, and outpost for future human exploration of the Solar System. The oral and poster presentations are divided into four broad themes of: Science of the Moon, Science on the Moon, Science from the Moon and Future Lunar Missions. Notable presentations include Cosmology from the Moon by Jack Burns (R) from University of Colorado Boulder, Lunar polar sample return by James Carpenter (C) of ESA, The International Lunar Decade by Vidvuds Beldavs (L) of FOTONIKA-LV, and Development and simulations for a lunar habitat energy provision system using matlab / simulink by Aidan Cowley of European Astronaut Centre. Directly after ELS, on Friday May 15th, is a Global Exploration Roadmap workshop held in concert with the International Space Exploration Coordination Group. The presenters and moderators at this event include Ben Bussey, Jean-Claude ...

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