The symposium will take place at Waseda University (Nishi-Waseda Campus), Tokyo, Japan, on Wed. 13th September and Thu. 14th September, 2017. The Japanese lunar orbiter SELENE (Kaguya) was launched 10 years ago on the 14th of September, 2007.
Please save the dates of the 13th and 14th September this year to participate in the SELENE Symposium.
We will appreciate your presentation of recent scientific results and future exploration plans in this symposium.
Japan has confirmed the launches of two small lunar landers by 2020, the Tokyo Olympic year:
1) SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
2) Omotenashi by SLS
A detailed description of these small landers will be presented and discussed in the symposium, as well as a wide range of lunar science topics. The long-term vision of Japan’s larger-class lunar exploration projects will also be presented and discussed.
After the SELENE Symposium, the COSPAR annual meeting will be held on September 18-22, 2017, in Jeju Island, Korea, and the 3rd Beijing International Forum on Lunar and Deep Space Exploration (LDSE) will be held on Spetember 19-22, 2017, in Beijing, China. Both are Japan’s neighboring countries, so you could easily fly to attend these meetings after the SELENE Symposium.
We will announce more details (registration, abstract submission, etc.) by the end of June.
We are looking forward to meeting with you in September in Japan!