Future Galaxy Forums

Downrange Schedule for Galaxy Forum 2014-2015:

Galaxy Forum Kansas, Hutchinson — 19 July 2014

Galaxy Forum India, Bengaluru — Sept 2014 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Canada, Toronto — 1 Oct 2014

Galaxy Forum New York, Scarsdale — 10 Oct 2014

Galaxy Forum New York City — 11 Oct 2014

Galaxy Forum Japan, Tokyo — Nov or Dec 2014 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Brazil, Rio de Janeiro — 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Mexico, Mexico City — 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Africa, Johannesburg — 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Antarctica — 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum USA, Silicon Valley — 4 Jul 2015 (TBD)

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If you would like to contribute ideas, information, contacts or time toward launching the next Galaxy Forum in your location please contact us

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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 – Hutchinson

Saturday 19 July 2014 @ Endeavour Room, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

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The theme of Galaxy Forum Kansas this year is “The Moon, Mars and Journeying to the Stars.” This will be the 5th straight Galaxy Forum in Hutchinson, a program that has accelerated the development of the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation. Founded in 2001 and an affiliate of the Kansas Space Grant Consortium since 2003, AAK Foundation is an information resource focusing on high-tech and space research in the state of Kansas with a mission to advance the Kansas State Motto, “Ad Astra Per Aspera” for the benefit of Kansas, America and the World.

The Program includes:

The Moon — Shawn Carithers, Kansas Cosmosphere.

Mars Rovers and the Upcoming MAVEN Mission — Greg Novacek, WSU Foundation for Science and Math Education

Terraforming Mars and NASA Interactives on Humans in Space — Daniel Webb, KU Astrophysics graduate

Finding Sun-like Stars — Fred Gassert, Kansas Astronomical Observers (the Wichita area astronomy club)

The Jupiter / Saturn Systems and Beyond — TBD

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Galaxy Forum Canada 2014 – Toronto

Wednesday 1 October 2014 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Galaxy Forum Canada 2014, with the theme “South Pole Landers and Human Moon Missions: Giant Steps into the Galaxy” is being 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 will be gathering to explore the latest achievements, innovations and ambitions of worldwide space agencies, industries and enterprises.

This Galaxy Forum is devoted to Exploration and Enterprise on the Moon, with special emphasis on the diverse fleet of South Pole robotic landers that are in planning and development around the world, and prospects for national, international and independent cooperation on human missions before the end of the decade.IAF logo

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) has agreed to be an official co-sponsor for GF 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 info@iloa.org.

Snip from the first announcement:

With the theme “South Pole Landers and Human Moon Missions: Giant Steps into the Galaxy”, the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) cordially invites IAC scientists, explorers and entrepreneurs to consider 21st Century education and enterprise at Galaxy Forum Canada 2014 – Toronto, on Wednesday 1 October at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. ILOA, based in Hawai`i and an IAF member, supports human understanding of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and hosts Galaxy Forums to help develop this understanding and realize its 4 Moon missions – robotic and human.

A fusion of astrophysics and astronautics, the ILOA Galaxy Forum will preview Human Moon intentions of major spacefaring nations USA, China, India, Russia and Japan, of nations with rising lunar aspirations Canada, Brazil, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, France, Germany, amongst others, and of the remarkable enterprises at the forefront of the global Lunar Renaissance: Golden Spike Company, ILOA, Shackleton Energy Company, Google Lunar X-Prize competitors.

Galaxy Forums are 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.

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Galaxy Forum New York 2014 – Scardale

Friday 10 October 2014 @ Little Theatre, Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale Public Schools

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ILOA will again help host the community of Scarsdale High School students, teachers, administrators and alums in the 1960, 1961 and 1962 Classes — at the 4th annual Galaxy Forum SHS.

There will be a science talk by Dr. Alan Stern on the exciting and innovative NASA deep space mission known as New Horizons, which is currently on course for Pluto arrival in Jul 14, 2015.

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. The 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. Galaxy Forum SHS 2013 featured Dr. Denton Ebel, Curator / Chair of the Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC speaking on Asteroids in matters of Science, Resources and Security.
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Galaxy Forum New York 2014 – Grand Central

Saturday 11 October 2014 @ Regency Room, Grand Hyatt at Grand Central, New York City

 

ILOA is expanding to “the City”, bringing Galaxy consciousness, awareness and understanding to one of the brightest cities on Earth, one where stars in the night sky are almost forgotten like long lost friends. This innovative program will explore new trajectories of 21st Century Galaxy Education and Exploration through multimedia experiences of art and architecture, light, sound and movement — as well as more traditional presentations on leading edge space enterprise.

More information will be available soon. Please check back again.

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… more information about upcoming events will be published here soon…

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