* Zooming in: The Cosmos at High Resolution Bonn, 13 - 17 September 2010

The annual meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft with its General Assembly took place at the main building of the University of Bonn starting Monday, September 13th and ending Friday, September 17th, 2010. The central theme of the meeting was the exploration of the cosmos at high resolution. The meeting was jointly hosted by the Argelander Institute for Astronomy (AIfA) and the Max Planck Insitute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR). Source

XXVII General Assembly, IAU (International Astronomical Union), 3-14 August 2009, Rio de Janeiro , Brazil

Summary of Meeting

In the general IAU assembly meeting, 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, on 6 August, session 3 (14:00-15:30) and session 4 (16:00-17:30) were allocated for the Working Group 'Astronomy from the Moon'. Contributions can be proposed to the WG chairman at any time.


- Welcome and Introduction ( H. Falcke, J. Lazio, L. Gurvits)

- Science Motivation for a Lunar Low-Frequency Radio Telescope ( Falcke, Jester)

- The NASA Moon programme and the LUNAR Science Institute ( Lazio)

- ESA's Moon lander studies and plans ( ESA, presented by Falcke)

- Moon-based astronomy in the context of global space exploration ( Gurvits)

- A Prototype for a Lunar VLF Radio Telescope ( Maohai Huang)

  • Moderated Discussions:

- How should the astronomy community react to the Moon exploration programme ( All Participants)

- Organizational matters: How should the WG work and what should it do?

* LRX Kick-Off Meeting, ESTEC, Dec. 7, 2007

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