Mission: To advance 21st Century Education worldwide, thereby leading to greater global awareness, capabilities and action in Galaxy science and exploration.
The combined resources of leading galaxy focused professionals, teachers, innovators, academics, educators and traditional knowledge keepers provide universally applicable and locally relevant benefits towards 21st Century Education. Ultimately, this process leads to greater global awareness, capabilities and action in respect of Galaxy science and exploration.
Galaxy Forums have spiraled out around the world, with multiple events across the United States of America, Europe and Asia as well as extensive coverage in Hawaii, also known as ‘galaxy central’. Galaxy Forum is an initiative of the International Lunar Observatory Association. The ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to help realize the multifunctional ILO — to advance human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon, and to participate in lunar base build-out.
Galaxy Forums are a flexible and responsive solution for achieving 21st Century Education. Selected experts present on relevant topics with educators, students, astronomers and interested community members in attendance. Interactive panel discussions follow and opportunities for continued discussion and collaboration are established. Efforts are made to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge in to the discussions, in the form of astronomical history or mythology, and traditional skills like star-based navigation. The events vary in length and style according to circumstances but do follow a shared design.