The 3rd Space Science School, jointly organized between the International Space Science Institute in Beijing (ISSI—BJ) and the Asia—Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO), was held in Si Racha, Thailand, October 17—24, 2023.
The students first attended two intense days of lectures, focusing on craters, water and the geology of the Moon. They were later able to put the knowledge they gained from the lectures into practice as members as one of two Working Groups: the first focused on Understanding the Gravity Field of the Moon, the second on the Field Geology of the Moon.
Students participating in the first Working Group studied high—resolution gravity data from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission and compared those data with other terrestrial planets. The second Working Group focused its research on identifying the geological features within the Von Kármán crater in the South Pole—Aitken Basin, drawing regional geological and profile maps, and describing the regional geological evolutionary history.
This Space Science School not only gave the students an opportunity to learn about and research these interesting topics, but it also allowed them to network and meet many other young scientists from many countries of the world such as Bangladesh, Belgium, China, Iran, Mongolia, Peru Thailand and Turkey.
We can’t wait to see what the future will hold in store for all of them!
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