Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia – Cumulative

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

 

SkyWorld - GF Welcome Banner (6x1m)

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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.