Galaxy Forum USA – Cumulative
Galaxy Forum USA 2013 – Santa Clara, California
Thursday 4 July 2013 (9:30am-11:30am) @ Embassy Suites in Santa Clara
Galaxy Forum USA 2013: Galaxy Education, Galaxy Exploration and Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century celebrates USA Independence Day with a focus on our home, the Milky Way Galaxy and the future that it holds for humanity. Last year’s inspiring Galaxy Forum USA in Silicon Valley was attended by about fifty teachers, researchers, NASA scientists and interested members of the public.
The program features:
Growing Galaxies: Mariska Kriek, University of California, Berkeley
ILOA First Light Galaxy Imaging and Exploration
Steve Durst, Founding Director, ILOA and SpaceAge Publishing Co.
Surface Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies: Challenges and Prospects
Marco Pavone, Asst Professor, Stanford University
Pioneering Businesses with Galactic Aspirations
Tony Cardoza of Cardoza-Bungey Travel in Palo Alto, Accredited Space Agent for Virgin Galactic
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.
Also check out: NewSpace 2013 Conference on July 25-27 in Silicon Valley — The next disruptive innovation is already underway and it is in space.
Galaxy Forum USA 2012 – San Jose, California
Wednesday 4 July 2012 (9:30-11:30am) @ The Tech Museum of Innovation
(Credits: ILOA, SETI, Akira Fujii / David Malin, Virgin Galactic, Galaxy Garden)
Galaxy Forum USA 2012: Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise celebrates USA Independence Day with a return to The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. ILOA Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance 21st century Education. Luminaries of science, education and commerce present with educators, astronomers, students and interested community members in attendance. Interactive panel discussions follow and efforts are made to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge. The Tech is an ideal venue for this type of 21st Century Galaxy event and we welcome an exceptional array of participants, including:
Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute: Science Searches for ET
Paul A. Gilster, Writer/Editor of ‘Centauri Dreams': Galaxy Destinations
Steve Durst, ILOA / Space Age Publishing Co. Founder: ILOA Galaxy First Light Imaging and Exploration
Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century: Pioneering Businesses with Galactic Aspirations
Tony Cardoza of Cardoza-Bungey Travel in Palo Alto: Accredited Space Agent for Virgin Galactic
Jon Lomberg Artistic Director for Carl Sagan’s COSMOS: A Galaxy Garden for California
Eleonora Babayants, Galaxy Consulting in Redwood City
Galaxy Forum USA 2011
Saturday July 2 2011 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation – San Jose, California
Galaxy Forum USA 2011, sponsored by the ILOA and hosted at The Tech Museum of Innovation was a successful continuation of our mission to advance Galaxy education and enterprise in the 21st Century.
The event included 60+ participants from the astronautics, science and education communities of California. Much discussion arose from the informative presentations by:
Dr. Louis Friedman on LightSail-1: Solar Sailing The Milky Way
Steve Durst on International Lunar Observatory (ILO) Galaxy First Light Imaging Program
Jon Lomberg on Galaxy Garden for California (via Telecon)
Lynda Turley Garrett on Virgin Galactic
Eleonora Babayants on Pioneering Businesses With Galactic Aspirations
Below are some of the photos from the event.
(Credit: ILOA, Gary Reyes)
See our print ad for the event.
Galaxy Forum USA 2010
4 July 2010 @ the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California
- Dr. Randolf Klein, UC Berkeley: The Galactic Matter Cycle and Star Formation (4.62 MB)
- Pamela Harman, SETI Institute ASSET Program: Teaching Astrobiology (1.61 MB)
- Ryan Nurmela and Michael Finnegan, Quantum Camp: Comprehending Quantum
- Patrick Hamill, Department of Physics & Astronomy, San Jose State University: A Lunar Earth Observatory (19.6 KB)
- Steve Durst, Space Age Publishing Company, International Lunar Observatory Association – Founder: International Lunar Observatory (ILO) Galaxy First Light Imaging Program (4.23 MB) and Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century: Pioneering Businesses With Galactic Aspirations (920 KB)
Galaxy Forum USA – San Jose, California
Saturday 4 July 2009 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation
Speakers (you can download their presentation in PDF format):
- Chris Mckay, Planetary Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center “Human Exploration of the Moon & Mars: To Boldly Stay” (2.24MB)
- Jon Lomberg, Art Director for Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”; Hawai‘i Island Artist: “The Galaxy Garden of Hawaii: Opportunities for Participation”
- Fred Bourgeois, Google Lunar X Prize FREDNET Team Founder & Leader: One People, One Planet (602KB)
- Doug Vakoch, SETi Institute, Director of Interstellar Message Composition
- Yvonne Clearwater, NASA Project Manager and Principal Investigator, NASA Ames Research Center: “New Media Innovation in Galaxy Education”
- Steve Durst, Space Age Publishing Company, International Lunar Observatory Association – Founder: “International Lunar Observatory (ILO) Galaxy First Light Imaging Program” (2.04MB)
Click here to view the Galaxy Forum USA 4 July annoucement and download the flyer.
Galaxy Forum USA 2009
4 July 2008 @ Santa Clara Hilton – Santa Clara, California
Click here to download 1st Announcement. (264 KB PDF)
- Jon Lomberg: The Galaxy Garden of Hawaii
- Yuki Takahashi: Galaxy Observation from the South Pole (2.2 MB PDF)
- Steve Durst: ILO Galaxy First Light Imaging Program (6.39 MB PDF)
- Donald Goldsmith: The Dark Side of the Milky Way (1.0 MB PDF)