Galaxy Forum China 2018: Beijing — 7 December (09:00 – 16:30) @ NAOC, Beijing, China
ILOA Galaxy Forum China 2018: Beijing held 7 December 2018 on the eve of the Chang’e-4 launch to the Far Side of the Moon was an excellent event with 200+ attendees.
With themes International Human Moon Missions and Astronomy from the Moon, presentations were given by:
- China First Astronaut Yang Liwei
- Chinese Society of Astronautics Vice President Wang Yiran
- NAOC Professor Xue Suijian
- International Astronautical Federation President Dr. Christian Feichtinger
- ILOA Director Steve Durst
- ILOA Associate Dr. Yuki Takahashi
- CMSA Director General of System Technology Dong Nengli
- National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) Prof. Dr. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum
- NAOC Prof. Wang Jing
- NAOC Dr. Chen Linjie
- Kyung Hee University Dr. Chae Kyung Sim
- And a presentation shared from Dr. Margarita Safonova of Indian Institute of Astrophysics
[Translated slide from Yang Liwei’s speech]
[Translated slide from Yang Liwei’s speech]
Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2018, Kamuela — 7 November (4:15-6:15 pm) @ Kahilu Town Hall, Waimea, Hawaii, USA
The well-attended Galaxy Forum Kamuela 2018 was a great collaboration between international Observatories operating on Hawai’i Island. Common themes throughout were Milky Way Galaxy Center research, public outreach / education and future science goals. Mayor Harry Kim also presented International Lunar Observatory Association with a Certificate of Appreciation at the event.
★ Welcome and Aloha
Steve Durst, International Lunar Observatory Association Director
★ Hawaii Cosmic Culture
Kimo Pihana, Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner
★ Mauna Kea as a Living Monument for World Peace:
Mayor Harry Kim Special Update on Transcending Vision
★ 21st Century Science and Mauna Kea 2033 lease renewal
Doug Simons, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Director
★ Revealing the invisible universe from Maunakea
Jessica Dempsey, EAO / JCMT Deputy Director
★ 4 Moon Missions / Astronomy from the Moon
Yuki Takahashi and Joseph Sulla, International Lunar Observatory Association
★ Subaru Telescope: recent science highlights and future prospects
Masato Onodera, Subaru / NAOJ Scientist
★ Keck Astronomy Update
Randy Campbell, W. M. Keck Observatory Manager of Observing Support
*Moderated by Sherry Bracken – LAVA 105.3 & KKOA 107.7 fm (MMM) and HPR
Meetup page: www.bit.ly/GFHawaii
FaceBook Page: www.bit.ly/GFHawaiiFB
[Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim]
[Kupuna Kimo Pihana]
[ILOA Members of Board and Galaxy Forum Speakers with Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim Certificate of Appreciation]
CFHT Director Doug Simons presentation on 21st Century Science and Mauna Kea 2033 lease renewal:
W. M. Keck Observatory’s Randy Campbell — Astronomy Update:
Yuki Takahashi and Joseph Sulla, International Lunar Observatory Association 4 Moon Missions and Hawaii 21st Century Astronomy:
Jessica Dempsey, EAO / JCMT Deputy Director, gives a talk on Revealing the invisible universe from Maunakea:
NAOJ / Subaru Telescope Scientist Masato Onodera on Recent Science Highlights and Future Prospects:
Galaxy Forum New York 2018 — 19 October at Scarsdale High School
Dr. Jackie Faherty spoke on Mysteries of the Universe with Ultracool Objects, and Women in Astrophysics to 150+ science students at the High School and toured the Scarsdale High School Design Lab
Dr. Jackie Faherty and SHS students
SHS Head of Science Dept. Nicole Pisano, Astrophysicist Dr. Jackie Faherty, and SHS Alumn / Galaxy Forum Director Steve Durst stand in front of the SHS Galaxy Forum 100-Year Plaque
SHS Design Lab
Galaxy Forum Vienna 2018 — 24 August at Zeiss Planetarium Wien, Austria
The successful Galaxy Forum Vienna had ~20+ participants discussing topics on the galaxy and astronomy from the Moon.
|10||15:30 – 15:40||Steve Durst, ILOA; Hannes Richter, Planetarium||Introduction; Welcome|
|10||15:40 – 15:50||Ulrike Kuchner, University of Nottingham, UK||Galaxy Evolution / Galaxy Clusters|
|20||15:50 – 16:10||Konstanze Zwintz, University of Innsbruck||Austria Astronomy / BRITE-Constellation|
|20||16:10 – 16:30||Heino Falcke, Radboud University||Radio Astronomy on and behind the Moon|
|20||16:30 – 16:50||Steve Durst / Yuki Takahashi, ILOA||ILOA 4 Moon Missions / Galaxy Forum|
|20||16:30 – 16:50||Bo Peng, NAOC / CAS||Long March of FAST Dreamers|
|20||16:50 – 17:10||Christian Veillet, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory||Optical Astronomy from the Moon|
|15||17:10 – 17:25||Panel Discussion||Astronomy from the Moon|
|5||17:25 – 17:30||Conclusions, Looking Forward|
Steve Durst, ILOA; Hannes Richter, Planetarium
Ulrike Kuchner, University of Nottingham, UK: Galaxy Evolution / Galaxy Clusters
Konstanze Zwintz, University of Innsbruck: Austria Astronomy / BRITE-Constellation
Heino Falcke, Radboud University: Radio Astronomy on and behind the Moon
Steve Durst / Yuki Takahashi, ILOA: ILOA 4 Moon Missions / Galaxy Forum
Bo Peng, NAOC / CAS: Long March of FAST Dreamers
Christian Veillet, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory: Optical Astronomy from the Moon
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2018 — Cosmosphere in Hutchinson
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2018 had ~75 participants in attendance to discuss various topics with theme “Eyes on Juno, Jupiter and the Sun”.
Thomas Cravens, University of Kansas astrophysics: The Outer Planets in the Context of the Formation of the Solar System
Stephen Houston, space plasma physics graduate student: Exploring Jupiter by Spacecraft Including NASA’s Juno Mission
Caleb Gimar, physics graduate student: Exploring the Sun Inside and Out
Galaxy Forum USA 2018 — Silicon Valley
Galaxy Forum celebrated 10th year in inaugural Santa Clara, CA with ~30 participants discussing Astronomy from the Moon, ILOA Galaxy Imaging Program, and First Women on the Moon.
Christine Corbett Moran, Caltech, NASA, JPL, Astronomy from the Moon.
Yuki Takahashi, ILOA, Galaxy Imaging Program
Steve Durst, ILOA, First Women on the Moon
Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2018 — Indonesia, Yogyakarta
Saturday 3 March (8:30am-3:00pm) @ Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
ILOA Galaxy Forum SEA Indonesia, Yogyakarta 2018 on the theme “Enhancing the Understanding of Planetary Science for the Community: Challenge and Opportunity” took place 8:30-15:00 on Saturday 3 March at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Over 300 people participated in this dynamic event.
Featured speakers included Dr. Chatief Kunjaya of Ma Chung University, Dr. Hendra Amijaya of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Arry Buchori and Teguh Arsono of Skyworld Indonesia, Steve Durst of International Lunar Observatory Association, Jonathan Hung of Singapore Space & Technology Association, Professor Boonrucksar Soonthornthum of NARIT, Dr. Nugroho Imam Of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Dr. Hakim Malasan of Bosschar Observatory and Institute of Technology-Bandung, and Afia Rosdiana, M.Pd, and Taman Pintar of Science Park Yogyakarta .
The ILOA Galaxy Map for 21st Century Education in Every Class, ILOA Moon South Pole Vision artwork, and M101 Astronomy from the Moon ILOA / NAOC postcards were made available to each Galaxy Forum SEA Indonesia 2018 participant.
International Lunar Observatory Association, Space Age Publishing Company, Skyworld Indonesia, Singapore Space and Technology Association
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Outreach Activities held by:
Astrogeology Club UGM, Jogja Astronomy Club, Penjelajah Langit Club Indonesia, Skyworld Indonesia, Taman Pintar
|Presenter, Affiliation (TBD)||Topic (TBD)|
|15||8:30 – 8:45||Dr. Chatief Kunjaya, Ma Chung University||Introduction|
|15||8:45 – 9:00||Dr. Hendra Amijaya, Universitas Gadjah Mada||Welcome|
|30||9:00 – 9:30||Arry Buchori / Teguh Arsono, Skyworld Indonesia||Astronomy Education for Indonesian Future Generation|
|30||9:30 – 10:00||Steve Durst, ILOA||Astronomy from the Moon & International Human Moon Missions|
|30||10:00 – 10:30||Break / Photo / Press|
|30||10:30 – 11:00||Jonathan Hung, Singapore Space & Technology Association||Global Space & Technology Convention|
|30||11:00 – 11:30||Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT||Recent Development on Astronomy and Polar Research in Thailand|
|45||11:45 – 12:30||[ ILOA Board Meeting (6:45pm in Hawaii, Friday 2 March) ]|
|60||12:00 – 13:00||Lunch break|
|30||13:00 – 13:30||Dr. Nugroho Imam, Universitas Gadjah Mada||Geological History of the Earth / Antarctic research|
|30||13:30 – 14:00||Dr. Hakim Malasan, Bosscha Observatory, Institute of Technology – Bandung||Indonesia Astronomy Education & Development|
|15||14:00 – 14:15||Afia Rosdiana, M.Pd, Taman Pintar Science Park Yogyakarta||Contribution of Taman Pintar in Astronomy Education|
|30||14:15 – 14:45||Panel Discussion, Moderated by: Dr. Hakim Malasan||New Space, Astronomy & Education
Opportunities in Southeast Asia
|15||14:45 – 15:00||Conclusions, Looking Forward|
Arry Buchori / Teguh Arsono, Skyworld Indonesia, Astronomy Education for Indonesian Future Generation
Steve Durst, ILOA, Astronomy from the Moon & International Human Moon Missions
Jonathan Hung, Singapore Space & Technology Association, Global Space & Technology Convention
Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT, Recent Development on Astronomy and Polar Research in Thailand
Dr. Nugroho Imam, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Geological History of the Earth / Antarctic research
Afia Rosdiana, M.Pd, Taman Pintar Science Park Yogyakarta, Contribution of Taman Pintar in Astronomy Education
Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of ILOA, it is an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development around the world.
Galaxy Forums are public events 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, space exploration and STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.
- 82 Galaxy Forums with over 300 presentations to date.
- Held in over 26 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.
- Started with Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008 in Silicon Valley, California.
International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is an inter-global enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out, with Aloha – the spirit of Hawaii.
ILOA Moon South Pole Vision artwork