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Galaxy Forum Canada 2014 – Toronto

Wednesday 1 October 2014 (3-5pm) @ 65th IAC, Room 718B, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Galaxy Forum Canada 2014, with the theme “Moon South Pole and Human Missions: Giant Steps into the Galaxy” was held in conjunction with the 65th International Astronautical Congress at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Ontario, Canada. Thousands of scientists, engineers and experts from around the world gather to explore the latest achievements, innovations and ambitions of worldwide space agencies, industries and enterprises.

The Moon’s South Pole is as exciting and enriching a new frontier as humans on Mars or trillion dollar asteroids, and much closer in time and space.

The distinguished international, national and independent experts assembled for the event consider how robotic missions 2016-2018 can function as precursors to Human Moon missions in the 2020s. A fusion of astrophysics and astronautics, the ILOA Galaxy Forum will preview upcoming Luna missions and priorities of major spacefaring powers China, India, Russia, USA, Europe and Japan, as well as Canada, Korea and others; and of the remarkable enterprises at the forefront of the commercial Lunar Renaissance.

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The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is an official co-sponsor for Galaxy Forum Canada 2014 and is providing a plenary hall at the IAC venue for the event.

Galaxy Forums are free and open to the general public. More information about the program will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact


Keynote: Strategic Location for Next Stage of Lunar Development – Dr. David Schrunk

CSA Exploration Activites – Alain Ouellet, Head of Exploration Strategic Planning, Canadian Space Agency

Moon South Pole Exploration – Bernard Foing, ESA / ESTEC

See the Public Announcement below:

GF Canada 14 - 2nd Public Announcment WEB

Galaxy Forum Canada – Vancouver

Saturday 25 May 2013 (1:30-4:30pm) @ CIBC Room, BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus

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Galaxy Forum Canada 2013 with the theme Human Moon Missions: Giant Steps into the Galaxy brings together Leaders and Innovators working on projects to extend Human exploration and enterprise to the Moon. These steps toward Galaxy / Solar System competence will bring great opportunities and rewards not only for those who choose to push boundaries on the Space frontier, but for everyone on Earth.

Canada has much to contribute — in addition to proven success innovating extremely effective space systems and robotics, like the well known and much loved CanadARM, Canadian Astronaut and ISS Commander Chris Hadfield has very successfully conducted on-orbit science, education and outreach.

The program includes:

Welcome Address

ILOA Human Service Mission: Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise

Steve Durst, Founding Director ILOA and Space Age Publishing Company

Canada to the Moon: Galaxy Science and Lunar Enterprise (Title TBC)

Alain Berinstain, President,; former Director, Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy at the Canadian Space Agency

Mining the Moon: Applying Canadian Expertise to the New Frontier of Resource Utilization

John Chapman, J.A. Chapman Mining Services

Moon Express: Pioneering the Lunar Frontier

Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards, Co-Founder & CEO, Moon Express Inc.; Founder & Trustee, International Space University; Founding Trustee, Singularity University

The Golden Spike Company — An Overview

S. Alan Stern (virtual presence), President & CEO, The Golden Spike Company

Shackleton Energy Company: Fueling the Space Frontier

Jim Keravala (virtual presence), COO, Shackleton Energy Company

Expert Panel Discussion

ILOA Hosted Dinner for Distinguished Participants

Check out the flier and please feel free to share it with your personal and professional networks:

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Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance Galaxy 21st Century Education. Specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public, presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research and 21st Century Education. Interactive panel discussions follow and efforts are made to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge. Galaxy Forums have been held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Kansas and New York.

The ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated as a non-profit in Hawaii to advance human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon.


Galaxy Forum Canada 2011 – Vancouver

Sunday 10 April 2011 @ The MacMillan Space Centre

This Galaxy Forum event was a resounding success. Featured presentations included:

Levon Pogosian of SFU: The Universe Outside Our Galaxy

John Chapman: Exploring and Mining the Galaxy

Sophie Lavieri: Science Education: From Atoms to the Stars

Steve Durst of ILOA: ILO Galaxy First Light Imaging Program

Howard Trottier: RASC Resources

Lisa McIntosh: Resources and Programs at MacMillan Space Centre


Galaxy Forum Canada – Vancouver: 2009 Paul Sykes Lecture in Astronomy

27 September 2009 (3:00pm) @ H.R. Macmillan Space Centre

A Galaxy Forum-related event, sponsored by ILOA and in partnership with the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre.

Presentation by:

Neil Turok, Director of Cosmology at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Turok reveals two models: one in which the Universe began at the Bang, and the other in which the Bang was a violent event in a pre-existing Universe. The competition between these models lies at the heart of many deep questions about the Universe, and about our ultimate ability to understand it.

Dr. Turok has worked with Dr. Stephen Hawking and also founded the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. He co-authored the popular science book “Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang” with Princeton physicist Dr. Paul Steinhardt.


Galaxy Forum Canada 2008 – Vancouver

26 July 2008 (9:30 – 11:30am) @ MacMillan Space Center


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