Galaxy Forum New York – Cumulative

Galaxy Forum New York 2013 – Scarsdale

Friday 11 October 2013 (morning) @ Little Theatre, Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale Public Schools

GF NY 13 - website graphic

ILOA joined the community of Scarsdale High School students, teachers, administrators and alums in the 1960, 1961 and 1962 Classes — at the 3rd annual Galaxy Forum SHS.

Dr. Denton Ebel, Curator / Chair of the Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC gave the feature presentation on the current high-profile concern with Asteroids in matters of Science, Resources and Security.

Galaxy Forums public events with presentations, panel discussions and attendee participation. Efforts are made to integrate local cultures, perspectives, and traditional knowledge. Galaxy Forums have been held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York. Steve Durst organized Galaxy Forum Scarsdale to bring this innovative 21st Century Education to his alma mater.

Steve Durst celebrated his 50th SHS 1961 Class Reunion with the 1st Galaxy Forum at SHS on September 23 2011. Last year’s 50th SHS 1962 Reunion starting October 5, 2012, continued the Galaxy Forum SHS program with Jeff Hoffman, 5-time Shuttle Astronaut and SHS 1962 alum, sharing his experience repairing the Hubble Space Telescope.

Plans are ongoing for a possible expansion of Galaxy Forum New York via collaboration with a prominent science education institution in New York City in 2014.

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Galaxy Forum New York 2012 – Scarsdale

Friday 5 October 2012 @ Little Theater, Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale Public Schools

Scarsdale High School students, teachers, administrators and community members joined ILOA to celebrated the 50th anniversary of alums in the 1962 class, which include Jeff Hoffman, 5-time Shuttle Astronaut who shared his experience repairing the Hubble Space Telescope with the forum.

jeff hoffman repairing hubble

Galaxy Forums are public events with presentations, panel discussions and attendee participation. Galaxy Education in every class — to expand Human understanding of the Cosmos through observation from the Moon — is the primary goal of our fast evolving outreach program that dates back to 2008. Steve Durst organized Galaxy Forum Scarsdale to bring this innovative 21st Century Education to his alma mater.

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Galaxy Forum New York 2011 – Scarsdale

Friday 23 September 2011 @ Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale Public Schools

(Credit: ILOA, NASA, SHS, Liu, Spitzer)

ILOA Founding Director, Steve Durst, returned to his high school to reinvest 21st Century Galaxy education resources on the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the Class of 1961.

This event was designed specifically for the students of the school, to boost their awareness, interest, and understanding of the Milky Way Galaxy and their place in it. The program for the event included:

Steve Durst of ILOA – Galaxy Forum: International Lunar Observatory Association

Jeff Hoffman of MIT, 5 time Shuttle Astronaut: Video Address

Dr. Charles Liu of Hayden Planetarium & SUNY: Galaxy 21st Century Education

Our event was featured on the front page of the Scarsdale Inquirer: (click on image below for full-size hi-rez version)

GF NY Scarsdale Inqui Front Page

Our Program for the event is shown below:

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