Future Galaxy Forums

Galaxy Forum Schedule 2016-2017:

Galaxy Forum Kansas — Saturday 13 August 2016

Galaxy Forum Scarsdale High School, NY — 23 Sep 2016

Galaxy Forum Hawaii — 9 November 2016 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Chile, Santiago — 2016 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Mexico — 2016 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum India, Bengaluru — 2016 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Africa, Cape Town — 2016 (TBD)

Galaxy Forum Europe — 2017 (TBD)

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

Galaxy Forum Antarctica — 2017 (TBD)


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Galaxy Forum Kansas — Hutchinson

Saturday 13 August (1-3pm) @ Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

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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.

Via AAK:

The Kepler Space Telescope’s discovery this spring of 1284 more exoplanets exploded the tally of its finds since its launching in 2009 to over 2000.

Sharing with us her expertise and that of her colleagues on this bonanza of scientific discovery at the upcoming Galaxy Forum will be Kansas native Dr. Penny Warren. Warren has worked on Kepler as a Principle Engineer for Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Corp.,  the Colorado aerospace company that built the Kepler instrument and spacecraft for NASA.

The Ad Astra Kansas Galaxy Forum will be held August 13 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, from 1-3 p.m. Also on the line-up is a presentation by the Kansas Astronomical Observers about the highly anticipated reopening of the Lake Afton Observatory near Wichita. Additional speakers TBA soon.

This educational event is free, geared towards teachers, students and the interested public.

Warren is currently the Area Manager for Ball’s Detector Engineering group, which de-signed, built, and tested the focal plane array in the Kepler photometer. She also is a technical contributor for Ball’s electro-optical instruments.

A Winfield native, Warren earned a B.S. degree from K-State in physics in 1987, and additional MS and PH.D degrees Purdue University. She joined Ball in 2002.

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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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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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