Galaxy Forums 2020


Galaxy Forum South America 2020: Bariloche, Argentina — Tuesday 8 December 2020 (18:00-20:00 UTC) on Zoom

opening evening of IAU Symposium 367

In time for the 2020 Total Solar Eclipse, Galaxy Forum South America 2020 is themed “Precession, Constellations, Epochs, and Astronomy from the Moon” 

Thank you to all our presenters, audience participants and especially Dr. Beatriz Garcia and the IAU members who helped to make the 102nd ILOA Galaxy Forum a success! 

Click HERE to watch the recorded Zoom video and HERE for the individual speaker presentations. Mahalo.

Galaxy Forum Hawai’i 2020: Kamuela — Wednesday 12 November 2020 (15:30-17:30 HST) on WebEx

Themed “Hawaii 21st Century Astrophysics” 

To watch the Galaxy Forum presentations, click on the screenshot picture (1st hour playable online, video must be downloaded to watch all 2.5 hours):

Our in-person audience in Kamuela, Hawai’i :

Galaxy Forum Kansas 2020: Virtual — Saturday 24 October (13:00-14:30)

Click to watch Galaxy Forum 2020 Kansas presentations

Galaxy Forum Europe 2020: Vienna, Austria — Friday, 18 September 2020 (10:00-17:00) @ University of Vienna Observatory and Online

The 99th Galaxy Forum overall was a ‘hybrid’ in-person and online event. This pan-European focus with the theme “Astronomy from the Moon” covered multi-wavelength Astronomy / Astrophysics, and Moon settlement / habitat presentations from international participants:

Click here to view full Zoom meeting recording

Presentations by:

Bernard Foing

Ana Gómez de Castro

Tibor Pacher

Nectaria Gizani

Davide Petrillo

Ian Crawford

Steve Durst

Sandra Haeuplik-Meusburger

Jacek Szubiakowski


Galaxy Forum USA 2020 Silicon Valley — Saturday 4 July 2020 (09:30-11:30)
Online Meeting hosted by The Vi

Feel free to watch the entire Zoom Meeting here: Galaxy Forum USA 2020

Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2020: Chiang Mai, Thailand — Tuesday 3 March 2020 (09:00-17:30) @ Princess Sirindhorn Astro Park

The first Galaxy Forum of the 2020s decade (and 97th overall) was an extra-ordinary event, hosted by International Lunar Observatory Association and National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand in Chiang Mai – a growing regional hub of Astronomy and related technology in no small part to due to efforts of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, whose patronage of the science has earned her the nickname “Princess of Astronomy”. The newly (Feb 1, 2020) opened 21-acre, US$13M AstroPark complex bearing her name contains NARIT administrative headquarters, an amphitheater, planetarium, museum, laboratories, research facilities, and an educational observatory.

EAO-JCMT Director Paul Ho speaks about the first imaged black hole Powehi:

Astronomy from the Moon presentation by ILOA Director Steve Durst:

Jonathan Hung shares information about SSTA:

Chatief Kunjaya from ITB gives a presentation about Indonesia science and astronomy:

Boonrucksar Soonthornthum gives a NARIT SEA update:

International Astronomy from the Moon Panel Discussion Support Presentation: