International Symposium on Lunar Science and Exploration using Data from Multi-Instruments


Pre-registration has been closed.
If you wish to participate the symposium, please go to the venue for on-site registration.
Registration: 9:00-9:30, Jan23-25

Significant progress in lunar science and technology has been made through orbiter missions including our SELENE (Kaguya) in the last decade. It is time to start new analyses, for instance using data from multi-instruments and/or lunar samples.
To this end, we are pleased to announce an international symposium on lunar science, the SELENE SYMPOSIUM 2013. All scientists, engineers around the world who are interested in lunar science are invited to come together for beneficial discussions on the new views of the origin and evolution of the Moon. Presentation topics will be widely opened.

SELENE SYMPOSIUM 2013 Conveners:
Dr. Hitoshi KUNINAKA (JSPEC/JAXA Program Director)
Dr. Masato NAKAMURA (ISAS/JAXA Research Director)

SELENE: Selenological and Engineering Explorer
JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
JSPEC: JAXA Space and Exploration Center
ISAS: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science


Date: 23(Wed.) to 25(Fri.) January 2013
Venue: Conference Room of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan.

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This international meeting brings together regional and international lunar scientists and engineers involved in SELENE (KAGUYA) and other missions to present and discuss the followings.:
- New science results from data analysis of SELENE (KAGUYA) and other lunar missions, analyses of lunar meteorites and/or samples, and Earth-based observations,
- Lunar mission data archive, data processing including calibration and validation, and analysis methods,
- International collaboration for lunar science and future lunar missions.
The high quality and diversity of recent data from lunar exploration missions, including SELENE, provide important new insights into the origin and evolution of the Moon. Whereas all lunar science and exploration subjects are welcome, we will focus on three main topics in the 2013 SELENE symposium:
- Temporal and spatial variations of lunar mare volcanism; facts and implications,
- Current stratigraphy of the lunar highland crust and its origin, and
- Multi-scale solar wind interaction with the Moon; complex or simple?
Presentations associated with these topics are especially welcome.


We are planning to include an introductive session focusing on SELENE data usage with a poster
session. SELENE scientists will introduce the data and demonstrate how to access and use data from
individual SELENE instruments by a computer. Participants are invited to try to access and use
SELENE data by themselves with guidance from the SELENE scientists.


We are also planning a panel discussion session on the last day January 25 (Fri.) or the next day January 26 (Sat.) to promote future lunar missions, focusing on what is expected to lunar explorations from the viewpoint of general public.


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) /
JAXA Space Exploration Center (JSPEC) and Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
Conveners: Dr. Hitoshi KUNINAKA (JSPEC/JAXA) and Dr. Masato NAKAMURA (ISAS/JAXA)


December 7, 2012 Due date for abstract submission
December 14, 2012 Circular delivery for Session Program announcement
and VISA application
January 23 - 25, 2013 SELENE SYMPOSIUM 2013


Visa support:
Your visa application to enter Japan is to be supported by JAXA.
In case the visa is required, please contact selene_symp_2013 for visa support including possible issuance of necessary documents well in advance.
For further information:

There are some hotels near Fuchinobe station, Machida station and Sagamihara station along JR Yokohama line. Fuchinobe station is the nearest station from JAXA/ISAS. Those hotels can be reserved at reasonable price via online reservation.

Fuchinobe Station:
Toyoko Inn Yokohama-Sen Fuchinobe-eki Minami-guchi:

Machida Station;
Toyoko Inn Tokyo Machida-eki Odakyu-sen Higashi-guchi:

Sagamihara Station:
Toyoko Inn Sagamihara Ekimae

General Information about Japan:
- Climate
January is mid-winter in Japan. You see some snowfall some times. The temperature is about 2-10 degrees C. Please check one week weather forecast on the following website:

- Currency
The unit of currency is the yen (JPY). US$1=about 80JPY(as of Nov, 2012) Current exchange rate:

- Tax
There is a consumption, or sales tax of 5%. Overseas people can make purchase tax free at certain major department stores by showing their passports.

- Electric Power
Voltage: 100V AC Frequency: 50Hz in eastern Japan including Tokyo Plug Type: Flat 2-pin (type A)

- Time Zone
All of Japan is in a single time zone, nine hours ahead of GMT. There is no system of Daylight Saving Time in Japan.
- Travel Information
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Email: selene_symp_2013

Local Organization Committee:
Chair: Dr. Takahiro IWATA (ISAS/JAXA)

Science Organization Committee (SOC):
Chair: Dr. Junichi HARUYAMA (ISAS/JAXA)

SOC member:
Hiroshi ARAKI (National astronomical observatory of Japan, Japan),
Nobuyuki HASEBE (Waseda University, Japan),
Takeshi IMAMURA (JAXA, Japan),
Wing-huen IP (National Central University, Taiwan),
Kyeong J. KIM (Korean Inst. of Geoscience and Min. Resources, South Korea),
Atsushi KUMAMOTO (Tohoku University, Japan),
Tomokatsu MOROTA (Nagoya University, Japan),
Masaki N. NISHINO (JAXA, Japan),
Makiko OHTAKE (JAXA, Japan),
Carle M. PIETERS (Brown University, USA),
Jinsong PING (National astronomical observatory of China, China),
Yoshifumi SAITO (JAXA, Japan),
Motomaro SHIRAO (Inst. of Planetary Geology, Japan),
Hideo TSUNAKAWA (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan).