Future Galaxy Forums

Downrange Schedule for Galaxy Forum 2014-2015:

Galaxy Forum New York, Scarsdale — 10 Oct 2014

Galaxy Forum New York City — 11 Oct 2014

Galaxy Forum Hawaii, Waimea– 19 Nov 2014

Galaxy Forum Japan, Tokyo — 13 Dec 2014

Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia — Feb or March 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Chile, Santiago — 4 May 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Mexico — 8 May 2015 (TBD)

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

Galaxy Forum USA, Silicon Valley — 3-4 Jul 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Kansas — Summer 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum China, Beijing —  2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum India, Bengaluru — 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Africa, Cape Town — November 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Europe, Strasbourg  — November 2015 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Antarctica — 2015 (TBD)


Get Involved…
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 New York 2014 – Scarsdale

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

GF NY Scardale 14 - website graphic

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.

The program features a science talk by Dr. Alan Stern on  the New Horizons mission currently traveling at 14.72 km/s almost 3.9 Billion kilometers from Earth on its way to explore Pluto and its moons. The mission, is expected to arrive July 14, 2015, will help us understand the icy worlds at the edge of our solar system. Scientists hope to find answers to basic questions about the surface properties, geology, interior makeup and atmospheres on these bodies. The mission will then visit one or more Kuiper Belt Objects beyond Pluto.

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 (9:30am-Noon) @ Regency Room, Grand Hyatt at Grand Central, New York City

GF NYC 14 - website graphic

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.

The program features the New Horizons mission currently traveling at 14.72 km/s almost 3.9 Billion kilometers from Earth on its way to explore Pluto and its moons. The mission, is expected to arrive July 14, 2015, will help us understand the icy worlds at the edge of our solar system. Scientists hope to find answers to basic questions about the surface properties, geology, interior makeup and atmospheres on these bodies. The mission will then visit one or more Kuiper Belt Objects beyond Pluto.

FEATURE: New Horizons: NASA Mission to Explore the Outer Solar System – Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator

ILOA 4 Moon Missions & Galaxy First Light Imaging – Steve Durst, Founding Director of ILOA / SPC

Celestial Ceiling at Grand Central Terminal – Dr. Ron Janoff, local expert in NYC art

Spaceflight 18: Take a Cosmic Joyride through Space – Eric “Captain Wally” Wallach

Educators Panel Discussion

Optional Behind-the-Scenes Tour of  GCT – led by “Docent in Chief” Danny Brucker

The public flier for the event is posted below. Please feel free to share this with those who might be interested in attending.

GF NYC 14 - 2nd Public Announcement WEB

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Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2014 – Waimea

Wednesday 19 November 2014 (4:30 – 6:30pm) @ Anna Ranch, Kamuela, Hawaii

Aloha Hawaii Island Educators,

The International Lunar Observatory Association is currently putting together the program for its next Galaxy Forum event in Hawai`i and it is looking to identify a local teacher and / or student that is doing innovative work to advance Galaxy / Science education here on island. Please contact us to nominate yourself, a colleague or a student as a potential presenter at this event. Check out our website – GalaxyForum.org – for a listing of past presenters and details about our Galaxy Forum program. Please submit nominations or inquiries by email to info@iloa.org or call 808-885-3474.

Galaxy Forum Hawaii – Waimea 2014 will be held at Anna Ranch in Kamuela on Wednesday, November 19 from 4:30-6:30pm. Along with the presentations by the local teacher and student, the Forum will include extensive updates on astronomy and astronautical research and educational activities underway on island, including a presentation on the 4 Moon Missions of the ILOA and its plan to build a global headquarters and education / research center in Waimea. Educators will receive a Certificate of Participation as well as 21st Century Galaxy education resources – such as the ILOA Galaxy Map 2014. They will also have the opportunity to arrange for an ILOA guest lecture / technology demonstration for their class.

We will be sending you a formal invitation to the Galaxy Forum in the next month. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about the Galaxy Forum program or if you would like to share any ideas for this or future events. It is ILOA’s intention to make the Galaxy Forum a collaborative venue where local educators and scientists can share resources, ideas, concerns and goals to both showcase the innovative work already underway, and to provide additional support to our local educators and students.

Sincerely, Mahalo,

Steve Durst, Joseph Sulla, Phil Merrell
ILOA / Galaxy Forum program
GalaxyForum.org
ILOA.org
808-885-3474

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

Get Involved…
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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