Space Science Days 2018

On 4 October 1957 the launch of Sputnik-1 marked the beginning of the Space Age. To commemorate the event, to promote awareness of the history and current status of space exploration and research within scientific community and general public IKI — Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences — runs an annual meeting in the early October.

Space Science Days 2018

First Day
October 4

Scientific session

Planets: Faraway, So Close

14:30–15:00 Arrival and visiting IKI’s museum
Special display “Open Space” (in collaboration with partners)
Exhibition hall
15:00–16:30 Mars Conference hall
Acad. Lev Zelenyi (IKI)
Road to Mars
Dr. Oleg Korablev (IKI)
ACS: first atmospheric observations at Mars
Dr. Igor Mitrofanov (IKI)
FREND: First results of Mars’s neutron mapping.
16:30-17:00 Pluto and beyond
Dr. Adriana Ocampo (NASA)
New Horizons: fly by of a new object in the Kuiper Belt
17:00-17:20 Coffee break
17:20–17:50 Mercury
Dr. Leonid Ksanfomality (IKI)
Mercury: an unusual planet
17:50–18:20 Exoplanets
Dr. Valery Shematovich (INASAN)
Exoplanets studies: current status
18:20–18:30 Closing speech
Second Day
October 6

IKI’s Doors Open Day

12:00–15:00 Welcome and introduction Conference hall
Dr. Alina Volnova (IKI)
Gravitational waves and space gamma-ray bursts
Prof. Alexander Polnarev (Queen Mary University of London)
Four windows of the Gravitational wave astronomy
Visiting IKI’s museum and special display “Open Space” Exhibition hall

my_location Address: Space Research Institute (IKI), Moscow, Profsoyuznaya str., 84/32, entrance А-4. How to get to IKI.

Important information:

error_outline Most of the talks and lectures are given in Russian

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With support and collaboration

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