International Conference "Sputnik-60: Along the Path of Discoveries"
4 October 1957 the launch of Sputnik-1 marked the beginning of the Space Era of mankind.
To commemorate the event Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences helds the International Conference “Sputnik-60: Along the Path of Discoveries”, which would examine the evolution of our ideas about the Earth, Solar system, other stars, galaxies, and the Universe in 60 years of space era.
The main fields and issues of modern space research will be covered in the talks, given by prominent experts in the field of space science.
The conference succeeds the ideas of International Forum “Space: Science and Challenges of the XXI Century” dedicated to the 50th anniversary of space era (1-5 October 2007).
The conferences and sessions held by 8 participating organizations encompassed main branches of modern space science.
Two books were published: