Future Galaxy Forums

Galaxy Forum Schedule 2017-2018:

  • Galaxy Forum USA, Silicon Valley — Tue 4 July 2017

  • Galaxy Forum Kansas, Hutchinson — Sat 19 August 2017

  • Galaxy Forum New York / Scarsdale — Fri 6 October 2017

  • Galaxy Forum Hawaii, Waimea —  Wed 8 Nov 2017 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum China, Hainan — Late Nov 2017 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Japan, Tokyo —  3 March 2018 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Europe — 2018 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Mexico — 2018 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Canada — 2018 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Chile, Santiago — 2018 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum India, Bengaluru — 2018 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Africa, Cape Town — 2018 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Brazil, Rio de Janeiro — 2017 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Antarctica — 2018 (TBD)

Get Involved…
If you would like to contribute ideas, information, contacts or time toward launching the next Galaxy Forum in your location please contact us

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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2017 — Hutchinson

Saturday19 August (13:00-15:00) @ Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, Kansas, USA

Galaxy Forum Kansas is a collaboration between Space Age Publishing Company, the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation and International Lunar Observatory Association. Ad Astra Kansas is an information resource focusing on high-tech and space research, as well as an affiliate of the Kansas Space Grant Consortium since 2003. It was founded in 2001 with the Mission of Advancing the Kansas State Motto for the benefit of Kansas, America and the World.
GALAXY FORUM TOPICS OF CASSINI, THE SOLAR ECLIPSE AND CURIOSITY HAVE A SENSE OF IMMEDIACY  
 
Space enthusiasts will be “ahead of the curve” with information from the 2017 Galaxy Forum to be held Saturday, August 19, at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Topics for this free event will be:
 
“Lord of the Rings–the Cassini Mission to Saturn” will be given by Todd Barber.  Barber has been NASA-JPL’s lead propulsion engineer on the Cassini mission since 2002.  Cassini has orbited Saturn for 13 years. In its aptly named “Grand Finale” Cassini swoops between Saturn and its innermost ring ending in the probe’s crash into Saturn on September 15, 2107. What has Cassini revealed over the years?  What kind of close-ups, what kind of details, what do we hope to learn from this final mission? Barber is a Wichita native and Southeast High School grad.
“The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: What, When, Where, Why?” As a primer on this unique event, Dean Stramel, professor of chemistry at Fort Hays State University, will look into  why this is such a big deal that people travel all over the globe to see it. What is the science behind it?  What are the logistics to watching it?  This will be information that can be put to use immediately on Monday morning–eclipse day.
Mars: Through the Eyes (and Lasers) of  Curiosity will be given by Sarah Lamm. A Kansas State senior, she has spent two summers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico working with data from Curiosity’s ChemCam instrument (it’s the part that looks like the head and eye of Curiosity.) Her team’s studies about the presence of manganese, an indicator of the presence of liquid water, has important implications for the habitability of  Mars. She will share these and other  findings and what they mean.  Sarah, a Colby native, is a great illustration of what young Kansans are doing in the space sciences.
The Galaxy Forum is free. Geared for teachers, students and the interested public.  Though not required, registration is urged to help with count for  materials preparation.  Continuing education credit available. Register with name and number attending to jeanettesteinert@att.net or contact@adastra-ks.org

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More details of upcoming Galaxy Forums soon…

ILOA Overview

  • 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.
  • ILO-1 Mission for astronomy 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.
  • Also actively working on Chang’e-3 Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope collaboration, ILO-X precursor instrument, and Human Service Mission.
  • Principal Operating Partnership (POP) structures will engage scientific and educational endorsements to enable fundraising for the mission and share operation of the observatory.

Galaxy Forum Background:

Galaxy Forum is the ILOA’s global education and outreach program — an architecture designed to advance 21st Century education, exploration and enterprise in every class. The diverse series of public events is usually 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 STEAM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.

  • More than 75 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.

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Get Involved…
If you would like to contribute ideas, information, contacts or time toward launching the next Galaxy Forum in your location please contact us

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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.