Astronomy from the Moon: the next decades

February 25, 2020, from Astrolists

Astronomy from the Moon: the next decades
18 – 19 March 2020
The Royal Society, London

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Joseph Silk FRS, Professor John Zarnecki, Professor Ian Crawford and Dr Martin Elvis.

Low-frequency radio astronomy from the radio-shielded lunar far side can have a unique science impact on cosmology potentially at modest cost. The permanently shadowed lunar craters may offer advantages for passive cooling of infrared telescopes. This meeting will examine these and other potential uses of the Moon as a platform for astronomical observations and the policy implications.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies are available below. Speaker abstracts are also available below. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

Poster session – deadline extended
There will be a poster session at 17.00 on Wednesday 18 March. If you would like to apply to present a poster, please submit your title, your abstract (no more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and authors’ institutions to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Monday 17 February 2020. Please include the text ‘Poster abstract submission’ in the subject heading. Please note that places are limited and are selected at the scientific organisers’ discretion.
Attending this event:

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant field.
• Free to attend
• Limited places, advance registration essential
• An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team