Galaxy Forum USA – Cumulative

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Galaxy Forum USA 2016 — Silicon Valley

Saturday 2 July (9:30 am – 11:30 am) @ The Delegate Room, Embassy Suites Hotel in Santa Clara

GF USA 16 - PPT title slide

This Galaxy Forum launches the 4th of July Weekend with an energetic and uplifting program:

GF USA 2016 Flyer

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:

  • Almost 70 Galaxy Forums, with a total of about 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 Hawai`i.

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Galaxy Forum USA 2015

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Friday 3 July 2015 (9am – 12 noon) @ Consulate Room at Embassy Suites, Santa Clara, CA, USA

The theme for Galaxy Forum USA this year is “NewHorizons@Pluto, Juno@Jupiter, Apollo@50 and SpaceAge/SPC@40”

Apollo@50 — Human Exploration of the Solar System in the 21st Century — Dr. Chris McKay, NASA

Juno@Jupiter — Steven M. Levin, Ph.D., Juno Project Scientist, NASA – JPL

NewHorizons@Pluto — New Horizons Encounters Pluto July 14 — PI Alan Stern, Recorded Presentation from Galaxy Forum New York City

SpaceAge/SPC@40 — Space Age Publishing Company — 40 Years and Beyond

FREE Public Event — RSVP news@spaceagepub.com or 650-324-3705
info@iloa.org or 808-885-3474

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 USA 2013 – Santa Clara, California

Thursday 4 July 2013 (9:30am-11:30am) @ Embassy Suites in Santa Clara

GF USA 13 - website graphic

Galaxy Forum USA 2013: Galaxy Education, Galaxy Exploration and Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century celebrates USA Independence Day with a focus on our home, the Milky Way Galaxy and the future that it holds for humanity. Last year’s inspiring Galaxy Forum USA in Silicon Valley was attended by about fifty teachers, researchers, NASA scientists and interested members of the public.

The program features:

Growing Galaxies: Mariska Kriek, University of California, Berkeley

ILOA First Light Galaxy Imaging and Exploration

Steve Durst, Founding Director, ILOA and SpaceAge Publishing Co.

Surface Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies: Challenges and Prospects

Marco Pavone, Asst Professor, Stanford University

Pioneering Businesses with Galactic Aspirations

Tony Cardoza of Cardoza-Bungey Travel in Palo Alto, Accredited Space Agent for Virgin Galactic

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Panel Discussion

Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance Galaxy 21st Century Education. 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 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 Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Kansas and New York.

The ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated as a non-profit in Hawaii to advance human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon.

Also check out: NewSpace 2013 Conference on July 25-27 in Silicon Valley — The next disruptive innovation is already underway and it is in space.

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Galaxy Forum USA 2012 – San Jose, California

Wednesday 4 July 2012 (9:30-11:30am) @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

(Credits: ILOA, SETI, Akira Fujii / David Malin, Virgin Galactic, Galaxy Garden)

Galaxy Forum USA 2012: Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise celebrates USA Independence Day with a return to The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. ILOA Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance 21st century Education. Luminaries of science, education and commerce present with educators, astronomers, students and interested community members in attendance. Interactive panel discussions follow and efforts are made to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge. The Tech is an ideal venue for this type of 21st Century Galaxy event and we welcome an exceptional array of participants, including:

Presentations by:

Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute: Science Searches for ET

Paul A. Gilster, Writer/Editor of ‘Centauri Dreams’: Galaxy Destinations

Steve Durst, ILOA / Space Age Publishing Co. Founder: ILOA Galaxy First Light Imaging and Exploration

Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century: Pioneering Businesses with Galactic Aspirations

Tony Cardoza of Cardoza-Bungey Travel in Palo Alto: Accredited Space Agent for Virgin Galactic

Jon Lomberg Artistic Director for Carl Sagan’s COSMOS: A Galaxy Garden for California

Eleonora Babayants, Galaxy Consulting in Redwood City

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Galaxy Forum USA 2011

Saturday July 2 2011 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation – San Jose, California

Galaxy Forum USA 2011, sponsored by the ILOA and hosted at The Tech Museum of Innovation was a successful continuation of our mission to advance Galaxy education and enterprise in the 21st Century.

The event included 60+ participants from the astronautics, science and education communities of California. Much discussion arose from the informative presentations by:

Dr. Louis Friedman on LightSail-1: Solar Sailing The Milky Way

Steve Durst on International Lunar Observatory (ILO) Galaxy First Light Imaging Program

Jon Lomberg on Galaxy Garden for California (via Telecon)

Lynda Turley Garrett on Virgin Galactic

Eleonora Babayants on Pioneering Businesses With Galactic Aspirations

Below are some of the photos from the event.

(Credit: ILOA, Gary Reyes)

See our print ad for the event.
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Galaxy Forum USA 2010

4 July 2010 @ the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California

opening slide of ILOA Galaxy Forum USa presentation

Click here to download PDF announcement (97KB)

Presentations:

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Galaxy Forum USA – San Jose, California

Saturday 4 July 2009 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

Galaxy Forum USA slide

Speakers (you can download their presentation in PDF format):

Click here to view the Galaxy Forum USA 4 July annoucement and download the flyer.
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Galaxy Forum USA 2008

4 July 2008 @ Santa Clara Hilton – Santa Clara, California
Click here to download 1st Announcement. (264 KB PDF)

Presentations:

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