Galaxy Forum China – Cumulative
Galaxy Forum China 2013 – Beijing
Sunday 22 September 2013 (1:30-5:00pm) @ Room 308, China National Convention Center
With theme “Human Moon Missions: Giant Steps Into The Galaxy”, the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) joined IAC scientists, explorers and entrepreneurs to consider 21st Century education and enterprise at Galaxy Forum China 2013 – Beijing. 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 previews Human Moon intentions of major spacefaring nations China, India, Russia and Japan, of nations with rising lunar aspirations Brazil, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, France, Germany, Canada, amongst others, and of the remarkable enterprises at the forefront of the global Lunar Renaissance: ILOA, Golden Spike Company, 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.
Galaxy & Moon: Space Exploration and Astronomy Frontiers — Dr. Jin Zhu of Beijing Planetarium
UV Camera Aboard Chang’e-3 Moon Lander — P.I. Prof. Jianyan Wei of NAOC
Lunar PALACE — Leyuan Li, PHD Candidate of Beihang University
Future of Korea Space Program — Dr. Joo-jin Lee, Fmr. President of KARI
Proposal for Human Mission to Earth-Moon L2 — Tatsuhiro Nozue of Japan Manned Space Systems Corp
Brazil National Space Program 2013-2021 — Prof. Jose Monserrat, Director of Brazil Space Agency
ILOA Human Moon Missions and 21st Century Education, Exploration and Enterprise — Phil Merrell of ILOA
Golden Spike Company: An Overview — Dr. Alan Stern, President of GSC
Shackleton Energy Company: Fueling the Space Frontier — Jim Keravala, COO of SEC
Moon Express: Establish New Avenues for Commercial Space Activities — Dr. Bob Richards of Moon Express
The Galaxy Forum received page 2 coverage in the China Daily newspaper on Monday September 23.
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Galaxy Forum China 2011 – Beijing
Thursday 8 December 2011 (8:00am-5:00pm) @ National Astronomical Observatories of China
(Credit: ILOA, NAOC, SHAO, Lomberg)
This is our second major 2011 Galaxy Forum China and is planned to significantly advance 21st Century Education informing China’s educators, and thereby the next generation. We expect 100-150 Beijing / Hebei high school science teachers. The program for this event includes:
Professor Shuhua Ye of SHAO: New Planets and Life in Our Galaxy
Steve Durst of ILOA: The ILOA Galaxy First Light Imaging Program and Galaxy Exploration
Professor Xiangqun Cui of Nanjing IAOT: China 21st Century Astronomy LAMOST and DOME-A
Dr Ming Zhu of NAOC: China 21st Century Astronomy — FAST
Professor Ziyuan Ouyang of NAOC / CAS and Chang’e: China Chang’E Moon Activities, including Astronomy and Observation from the Moon
Professor Jiansheng Chen of NAOC: From Galileo Telescope to HST
Dr. Maohai Huang of NAOC: China 21st Century Astronomy — HSO and WSO
Artist Jon Lomberg of Hawai`i: Galaxy Garden
Guo Hongfeng Outreach Educator at NAOC: “Hands-on Universe” in China, Global
Teachers Panel Discussion, Q&A: Advancing Galaxy 21st Century Education in Every Class
Earlier this year we had over 400 participants attend the Galaxy Forum China, Shanghai on May 14. (Pictured below). Within China, there is extensive awareness of the importance of cutting-edge science education, specifically of the opportunities, benefits and incentives that result for students and for the country as a whole. There is also a growing national focus on space exploration as a suitable venue to demonstrate China’s technical and intellectual capabilities.
Here are links to Chinese language news reports about our event:
See our flier for the event below (click image for full-size view):
Galaxy Forum China 2011 – Shanghai
Saturday 14 May 2011 @ The Shanghai Science Hall
(Credit: ILOA, SHAO)
We had a full house for this event. About 400 participants attended and a lively Panel Discussion culminated the event.
There were 4 featured presentations by selected experts.
Jon Lomberg, a world-renowned artist: Galaxy Garden as a Model for Galaxy Science and Eduction
Prof. Ye Shuhua, Former Director SHAO: Newly Discovered Planets & the Possibility of Life in our Galaxy
Steve Durst of the ILOA: The ILOA Galaxy First Light Imaging Program
A representative from the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory: SHAO Astronomy Education Program
Above Image – Middle Left – (From left to right: Moderator, Dr. Juntai Shen, Steve Durst, Prof. Ye Shuhua, Jon Lomberg, Dr. Lei Hao)
Galaxy Forum China 2010 – Beijing
Saturday 14 August 2010 (4:10pm – 6:30pm) @ the Beijing Planetarium 23m Dome
This is the 3rd Galaxy Forum in China, with others planned in 2011 and beyond. Special thanks to Beijing Planetarium Director Jin Zhu, BJP Astronomy Educator Ziping Zhang and the BJP staff for their robust and generous planning, support and hosting of the Galaxy Forum event.
- Jon Lomberg, Space Artist, founder of Galaxy Garden: “Galaxy Garden: The World’s First Living Model of the Milky Way Galaxy” and “The Voyager Golden Record: A Portrait of Humanity“
- Steve Durst, Space Age Publishing Company, International Lunar Observatory Association – Founder: International Lunar Observatory (ILO) Galaxy First Light Imaging Program [with Chinese translations]. (4.27 MB)
Galaxy Forum China 2009 – Beijing
8 October 2009 (2:00 – 5:00pm) @ Beijing Planetarium
- Jin Zhu: Director, Beijing Planetarium: Intro to Astronomy Education at Beijing Planetarium and in Mainland China (650 KB)
- Hans Starlife: “Cosmica” and Astronomy / Galaxy community outreach and education (3.86 MB)
- Zhou Xu: Dome A Antarctica Astronomy and Galaxy Research (6.98 MB)
- Steve Durst: ILO Galaxy First Light Imaging Program (4.19 MB)
- Panel discussion with attendee/participant interaction, with theme “Galaxy Education in the 21st Century”
Galaxy Forum China 2008 – Beijing
25 October 2008 (3:00 – 5:00pm) @ Beijing Planetarium
- Steve Durst: ILO Galaxy First Light Imaging Program (6.39 MB)
- Maohai Huang: Galaxy Research and the Herschel Space Telescope
- Dongni Chen: A Garden of Galaxies