Beyond The Moon Symposium 2022

Date: 14 December 2022

Time: 10:30 - 17:00 GMT

Location: Crowdcast

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Wednesday 14 December 2022, 1030- 1700BST


Speakers: TBC

Sadly due to the current situation in Ukraine this conference has been postponed from 12th April 2022.

The new date enables us to coincide with our Apollo 17 celebrations to celebrate the Lunar Module Ascent from the Moon’s surface on  14 December 1972, marking the 50th anniversary of the last manned Moon landing.  Full details still to be finalised. Please Note: This event will also be followed by the BIS Christmas Party (online).


The British Interplanetary Society’s ‘Beyond the Moon’ symposium is a focus for future space activity and anticipating the steps that the human race will have to take to ensure its long-term survival, will, to invite and encourage international participation, again be virtual.  Registration details and links will be provided shortly.


Contributions are welcome:

Papers, presentations and talks should identify and define the problems that must be faced by humans as they explore, exploit and settle the solar system in the years following the establishing of bases on the Moon and, if possible, propose solutions.

All submissions with titles and abstracts should be sent HERE

The BIS is keen to stimulate the study of the 10 most important barriers to human expansion into the solar system:

  • Radiation – both en-route and on planet surfaces.
  • Extended Flight Time – crew survival, resupply and advanced high speed propulsion systems.
  • Zero or Low Gravity – both en-route and on planet surfaces.
  • Self-Sustainable Communities – with zero replenishment.
  • Infection – pandemics in densely-populated communities.
  • Mental Robustness – long-term isolation and loneliness.
  • Machine Intelligence – reliance on Artificial Intelligence and the fear of ‘HAL’.
  • Economics – State or commercially funded.
  • Socio-Cultural – the right choices for colony survival.
  • Political/Ideological/Religious – successful societies will evolve their own belief systems.

Contact us for more information and to register your interest in attending this event.