Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia – Cumulative

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.

Sponsored by:
International Lunar Observatory Association, Space Age Publishing Company, Skyworld Indonesia, Singapore Space and Technology Association

Co-sponsored by:
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Outreach Activities held by:
Astrogeology Club UGM, Jogja Astronomy Club, Penjelajah Langit Club Indonesia, Skyworld Indonesia, Taman Pintar

PROGRAM

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

Presentations:

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

Background:

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.

Stats:

  • 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

 


Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2017 — Jakarta

Saturday 18 February (08:30 – 13:30) @ Skyworld TMII, Jakarta, Indonesia

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ILOA is very pleased to have cooperation and participation in organizing this Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia of Among Putro SKYWORLD Indonesia, which is a private space/aerospace, astronomy and related science/technology educational and recreational institution located on a national semi-governmental cultural conservation, education and recreational park called “Taman Mini Indonesia Indah” (Wonderful Indonesian Miniature Park) in the city of Jakarta.

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For local information and Registration please contact:

Among Putro SKYWORLD Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Jakarta Timur 13560 – Indonesia
Phone: 021 29825915, 29825913, 081617147590
Email: galaxyforum.id@gmail.com
Website: https://galaxyforumid.wordpress.com/
Facebook: galaxyforumindonesia

Provisional Program Overview:

Session Speaker / Affiliation
Intro Arry Buchori D., (President Director: SKYWORLD Indonesia)
Indonesia Science Education Update and Projections Teguh Arsono (Research & Development Director: SKYWORLD Indonesia)
Astronomy from the Moon and International Human Moon Missions Steve Durst, International Lunar Observatory Association
An Overview of the Singapore Space Industry, New Space and Preparing ourselves for the Final Frontier Jonathan Hung, Singapore Space & Technology Association
Recent Developments of Astronomy in Vietnam Dr. Pham Tuan Anh, Vietnam National Satellite Center – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
IAO-ESSECS: A Next Generation (Bosscha) Observatory Dedicated for Public Education & Astro-Tourism in South Lampung, Sumatera Prof. Ir. Ofyar Z. Tamim, M.Sc. (Eng.), Ph.D. (Rector ITERA)
Forum moderated by: Dr. Hakim Luthfi Malasan, M.Sc. (ITB – Indonesia)
Panel Discussion: New Space, Astronomy and Education

Opportunities in Southeast Asia

Moderated by: Chatief Kunjaya
Conclusions, Looking Forward
Experiencing the space-themed recreation park “SKYWORLD Indonesia” (Astronomy & Space Technology Exhibition, Planetarium, 5D CInema, solar observation through telescope, water rocket crafting-playing) Speakers & Participants

*Each duration of speaker: 40 min.
*Time: 8.30 – 13.30 WIB (UTC+07:00)

Presentations:

Steve Durst, International Lunar Observatory Association

‘Sonny’ Teguh Arsono, SKYWORLD Indonesia

Dr. Pham Tuan Anh, Vietnam National Satellite Center – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

Prof. Ir. Ofyar Z. Tamim, M.Sc. (Eng.), Ph.D. (Rector ITERA)

Slideshow:

Background:

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.

Stats:

  • More than 70 Galaxy Forums, with over 300 presentations to date.
  • Held in 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 interglobal 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.

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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2017 — Singapore

Thursday 23 February (15:30-17:00) @ GSTC, Belimbing Room, Singapore Marriott

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Overview, Executive Summary

  • ILO-1 Mission for astronomy, other observations and communications from the Moon South Pole to be conducted by ILOA with support from spacecraft provider Moon Express of Florida, USA, primary instrument contractor Canadensys Aerospace of Ontario, Canada, National Astronomical Observatory of China, India Space Research Organization, and others.
  • Global Principal Operating Partnership (POP) structures to share in the funding and operation of the observatory: Hawai`i, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.
  • Scientific and educational endorsements will enable fundraising for the mission.
  • Southeast Asia POP to be a regional, collaborative construct of interested members: space, science, education, and government institutions from ASEAN nations, which as a whole could be capable of operating at parity with the 6 major spacefaring powers.
  • This agreement is designed to draw together interested members from around Southeast Asia region into a cohesive group for effective participation and evolution into a full POP.

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Slideshow:

Background:

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.

Stats:

  • More than 70 Galaxy Forums, with over 300 presentations to date.
  • Held in 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 interglobal 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.

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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2016 — Malaysia

Saturday 27 February (09:00-12:30) @ Space Science Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The 1st Galaxy Forum in Malaysia is being held in cooperation with the Space Science Centre at the National University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. The event will be held in Dewan Kuliah Tun Abdullah Mohd Salleh Hall. ANGKASA was founded as a multidisciplinary research institute conducting teaching at postgraduate level and research in the field of;

  • Space Science: Astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology, space chemistry, geology and meteorology of the planet
  • Space Technology: Design and installation of systems for communication, control and drive for rocket and spacecraft
  • Space Technology Applications: Covering meteorologists field, environmental management, disaster management and land use
  • Space Governance: Space law and international relations associated with the exploration and use of space

Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of the International Lunar Observatory Association, an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development.

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.

Sixty-five Galaxy Forums with a total of almost 300 presentations have been held in 26 locations worldwide (since Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008) including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.

Provisional Program:

Topic / Details Presenter, Affiliation
Intro
Welcome
UKM Space Science Prof Mardina Abdullah, UKM
Malaysian Astronomy and Aspirations Mhd. Fairos Asillam, National Space Agency (AAN)
ILOA 21st Century Education Exploration and Enterprise Steve Durst, ILOA / Space Age Publishing Co.
ILOA Southeast Asia Partnership Dr. Dave Lommen, ILOA SEA Advisory Committee / Hwa Chong Institution
— Break —
Indonesia Astronomy
Dr Hakim Malasan
TBD (Human Spaceflight, Malaysian Astronaut Foundation) Astronaut Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
International / Regional UN, ASEAN, SEAAN, APEC
International / Regional Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, etc
Panel Discussion: Building SEA Regional Cooperation on Space Exploration and Development

Resources:

UKM Space Science / Prof Mardina Abdullah, UKM

Malaysian Astronomy and Aspirations / Mhd. Fairos Asillam, National Space Agency (AAN)

ILOA 21st Century Education Exploration and Enterprise / Steve Durst, ILOA / Space Age Publishing Co.

ILOA Southeast Asia Partnership / Dr. Dave Lommen, ILOA SEA Advisory Committee / Hwa Chong Institution

Indonesia Astronomy / Dr Hakim Malasan

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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2016 — Indonesia

Wednesday 24 February (9:00-15:00) @ SkyWorld Indonesia, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Jakarta, Indonesia

 

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ILOA is very pleased to have cooperation and participation in organizing this Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia of Among Putro SKYWORLD Indonesia, which is a private space/aerospace, astronomy and related science/technology educational and recreational institution located on a national semi-governmental cultural conservation, education and recreational park called “Taman Mini Indonesia Indah” (Wonderful Indonesian Miniature Park) in the city of Jakarta.

Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of the International Lunar Observatory Association, an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development.

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.

Sixty-five Galaxy Forums with a total of almost 300 presentations have been held in 26 locations worldwide (since Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008) including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.

Provisional Program:

Time Topic / Details Presenter, Affiliation
8:30 Registrations
9:00 Opening Master of Ceremonies
9:05 Welcome Address Ir. Arry Buchori Darmansyah, MM

President Director of PT. Rekreasindo Global Utama

9:20 Opening Address Director of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)
9:35 ILOA Galaxy 21st Century Education, Exploration and Enterprise, and the Southeast Asia POP Steve Durst, ILOA
10:05 — Break —
10:30 Malaysia Space Activities and Malaysian Astronaut Foundation Astronaut Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, UKM
11:00 TBD TBD
11:30 Indonesia Space Activities and Ambitions Prof. Thomas Djamaluddin, LAPAN
12:00 — Lunch Break —
13:00 NARIT and SEAAN Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT
13:30 Panel Discussion: Building SEA Regional Cooperation on Space Exploration and Development
14:15 Conclusions
14:30 Network
15:00 End

Resources:

ILOA Galaxy 21st Century Education, Exploration and Enterprise, and the Southeast Asia POP / Steve Durst, ILOA

Indonesia Space Activities and Ambitions / Prof. Thomas Djamaluddin, LAPAN

NARIT and SEAAN / Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT

Possible Utilization of ILO-1 for Students / Dr. Chatief Kunjaya

 

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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia — Thailand 2015

Tuesday 24 February 2015 (9:30am-12:30pm) @ Science Centre for Education, Bangkok Planetarium, Bangkok, Thailand

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The 4th Regional Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia is taking place at the Science Centre for Education at the Bangkok Planetarium in collaboration between ILOA, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) and Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA).

Thailand is a leader in the region for Astronomy and Satellite Technology.

NARIT is a national research organization for astronomy in Thailand enabling the development of a collaborative research network both regionally and globally, and aiming at developing and strengthening knowledge in astronomy at an international level. They also ally with public and private observatories and other institutions around the World to pursue excellence in scientific research, education and public outreach.

Mr. Suranun Supawannakit, Science Centre for Education — Welcome Address

Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT — Opening Address

Steve Durst, ILOA and Space Age Publishing Co. — Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise

Dr. Fairos, ANGKASA, Malaysia — Space Science and Technology in Malaysia

Dr. Anond Sanitwong, GISTDA — Space Science and Technology in Thailand

(TBD) Science Centre for Education — Astronomy Outreach at Science Centre for Education

Saran Poschyachinda, NARIT — Solar System Photography

Jaturong Sakhonnachat Sri Nakarintaravirot Prasarnmitr, NARIT — Exploring the Moon

Thagoon Kerdkaew, Royal Thai Airforce — Investigation of Near Earth Objects and Space Debris

International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is an interglobal 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 Hawai`i. The ILOA co-sponsors with its Space Age Publishing Company affiliate an international series of Galaxy Forums to advance 21st Century Education. Galaxy Forums, designed to provide greater global awareness, capabilities and action in Galaxy science, exploration and enterprise, are held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Kansas and New York. Current plans are for expansion to Antarctica and beyond.
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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia — Indonesia 2015

Saturday 21 February 2015 (9am-1pm) @ LAPAN Branch Office, Bandung, Indonesia

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The 3rd Regional Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia is taking place at the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) branch office in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. In addition to ILOA, the event is co-organized by the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB). Faculty of the Department of Astronomy at ITB have been a key factor in the development of the regional SEA Galaxy Forum program.

Indonesia, the world’s 4th most populous country, is building 21st Century capabilities and investing in the future of Astronomy and Astronautics to the immediate benefit of students in every class across the archipelago. Scientists at the Bosscha Observatory, ITB and others, continue with plans to construct a 2.5-m class telescope and a 1-m radio telescope at Mount Timau or Mount Rinjani.

LAPAN is planning to complete work on a Space Port and Launch Center at Morotai Island by 2025. This complex is to act as the test site and future operational base of the LAPAN experimental satellite launcher. Last year the Rocket Technology Center conducted a successful static test of the RX 320 booster generating thrust of up to 4.9 tons. This is one of two rockets that will form the building blocks of the 4 stage orbital satellite rocket Roket Pengorbit Satelit (RPS) that is currently in development.

Introductions and welcome — ILOA and Dr. Chatief Kunjaya, ITB

Feature Presenters / Topic:

Prof. Thomas Djamaluddin, Head of LAPAN, Indonesia — Indonesia Space Activities and Ambitions

Steve Durst, ILOA and Space Age Publishing Co., Hawaii, USA — Galaxy 21st Century Education, Exploration & Enterprise

Mahasena Putra and the National Observatory Planning Team — National Observatory of Indonesia: A Proposal (Astronomy and Related Sciences)

Dr. Sabirin bin Abdullah, Space Science Centre, ANGKASA, Malaysia — Malaysia Advancements in Space Science and Exploration

There is also a group Panel Discussion that includes all of the presenters, other delegates from related organizations, and audience participation. The theme is

21st Century Opportunities for SEA On the Frontier of Space Exploration and Research

*Lunch starting at 1pm for all participants Generously Sponsored by LAPAN

International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is an interglobal 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 Hawai`i. The ILOA co-sponsors with its Space Age Publishing Company affiliate an international series of Galaxy Forums to advance 21st Century Education. Galaxy Forums, designed to provide greater global awareness, capabilities and action in Galaxy science, exploration and enterprise, are held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Kansas and New York. Current plans are for expansion to Antarctica and beyond.

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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2014 – Singapore

Saturday 1 March 2014 (9:00am-12:30pm) @ Science Centre Singapore

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This 2nd Southeast Asia regional Galaxy Forum is being held in Singapore, a central dynamo of the intense diversity that is Southeast Asia. The event features expert presentations on the theme Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise. Participating organizations include: the Astronomy Department at the Institute of Technology in Bandung, Indonesia; the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand; the Space Technology Institute of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; Madrasah Al-Irsyad Al-Islamiah, an innovative and modern school within the iconic Singapore Islamic Hub; the Malaysia National Space Agency (ANGKASA) Division of Space Science Education; the Singapore Space and Technology Association; National University of Singapore; and The Astronomy Society of Singapore.

Galaxy Map 2014 will debut for Southeast Asia as an innovative global resource representing the next dimension beyond maps of the World and Solar System. The map, intended primarily for classroom use, features a full color Milky Way Galaxy schematic developed from the latest research, helpful statistical / reference tables, and enlightening cultural perspectives from around the world. Join us at Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2014 and receive a free print for your school.

The Program includes:

Assoc Prof, Dr. Lim Tit Meng, CEO, Science Centre Singapore: Welcome Address

Dr. Mazlan Othman, Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia; Former Director of UN Office for Outer Space Affairs: Welcome Address (Video)


Steve Durst, Director / Editor, ILOA / SPC: Galaxy Education, Galaxy Exploration and Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century

Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT: Future Collaboration of NARIT/SEAAN & ILOA in Galaxy Science

Dr. Taufiq Hidayat, Professor, Bosscha Observatory, Astronomy-IT Bandung: A Plan for a New Multi-wavelength Astronomical Observatory in Indonesia

Nguyen Vu Giang, Senior Researcher, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Space Technology Institute: Vietnam Space Science and Technology

Albert Lim, Vice President, The Astronomy Society of Singapore: Amateur Astronomy in Singapore

Dr. Abel Yang, National University of Singapore: Why Study Astronomy?

Muhammad Faizal, Altinak Enrichment Centre: The New Moon for Singapore Muslims

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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2013 – Singapore

Saturday 9 March 2013 (9:00am-12:30pm) @ Science Centre Singapore

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This 1st Southeast Asia regional Galaxy Forum was held in Singapore, a veritable microcosm of the intense diversity that is Southeast Asia. The event will feature expert presentations on the theme Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise. Participating organizations include: the Astronomy Department at the Institute of Technology in Bandung, Indonesia; the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand; Madrasah Al-Irsyad Al-Islamiah, an innovative and modern school within the iconic Singapore Islamic Hub; the Malaysia National Space Agency (ANGKASA) Division of Space Science Education; National University of Singapore; and The Astronomy Society of Singapore.

ILOA 2013 Galaxy Poster for 21st Century Education is an innovative global resource representing the next dimension beyond maps of the World and Solar System. The poster, intended primarily for classroom use, features a full color Milky Way Galaxy schematic developed from the latest research, helpful statistical / reference tables, and enlightening cultural perspectives from around the world. Join us at Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2013 and receive a free print for your school.

Program:

Assoc Prof, Dr. Lim Tit Meng, CEO, Science Centre Singapore: Welcome Address

Steve Durst, Director / Editor, ILOA / SPC: Galaxy Education, Galaxy Exploration and Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century

Assoc Prof, Dr. Phil Chan, Professor, NUS: Galaxy Research and 21st Century Astronomy Education

Noor Isham, Vice Principal MAIAI: Significance of Universe and Cosmos System in Muslim Consciousness

Dr. KK Cheong, President, TASOS: Astronomy, Calendar and Society

Dr. Chatief Kunjaya, Professor, Astronomy-IT Bandung: Indonesia and SEA Astronomy Network

Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, Pairash Thajchayapong, NARIT: Developing Galaxy Science / Astronomy in Thailand and ASEAN

Photos from the Event:

Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance Galaxy 21st Century Education. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research and 21st Century Education. Interactive panel discussions follow and efforts are made to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge. Galaxy Forums have been held in Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Japan, Europe, Africa, Hawaii, Kansas and New York.