The 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be held from 2–10 August 2014, in Moscow, to be organized by Lomonosov Moscow State University, one of the leaders in Russian educational system and the country's oldest university.
Currently one of the most prominent scientific meetings in the world, COSPAR Scientific Assemblies were conceived to promote research in astrophysics, astronomy, space science, space biology and medicine, through free and impartial exchange of information and open discussions. Its contribution to international cooperation can hardly be overestimated, as well as its role for further enhancement of space education.
Moscow, the capital of Russian Federation, will be the host city for the 40th Scientific Assembly. Being, on one hand, one of the world global cities, it also treasures rich historic and cultural heritage, whose past goes back for more than 8 centuries. The spirit of the past as well as signs and conveniences of modern city make Moscow one of the most attractive place for visitors, especially in August, the most mild period of the year in the region. More than 60 museums, 100 theatres, and 700 Russian orthodox churches in the city, and even more are in its nearest suburbs, are the reasons why stay in Moscow is never boring.
We cordially invite everyone engaged in space research and exploration to participate in the 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly and visit Moscow in summer 2014!