Welcome

You are invited to attend the 6th European Lunar Symposium at the Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France. This will be a 3-day workshop (14-16 May, 2018) with pre-registration reception on the evening of the 13th May 2018.

This meeting will build upon the success of previous European Lunar Symposiums (ELS) held in Berlin (2012), London (2014), Frascati (2015), Amsterdam (2016) and Munster (2017). The sixth ELS will be held under the umbrella of the European nodes of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

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 five broad themes of: “Science of the Moon”, “Science on the Moon”, “Science from the Moon” , “Future Lunar Missions" and "In-situ Ressource Utilization (ISRU)".

Abstract submissions is now closed. When you are informed that your abstract has been accepted, you will need to register. The public registration system will open on March 5th with early fees rates applied until April 15th. We are limited to 140 maximum participants and will accept participants in order of their registration date.

Deadlines & Milestones

  • Abstract Submission Opens
  • 5 December 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
  • 31 January 2018
  • Registration Opens
    5 March 2018
  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 April 2018

We look forward to seeing you in Toulouse in May 2018.


Patrick Pinet and Mahesh Anand
(on behalf of the ELS organizers)