Future Galaxy Forums

Galaxy Forum Schedule 2017:

  • Galaxy Forum  China, Beijing — Fri 5 June 2017

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

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

  • Galaxy Forum Kansas, Hutchinson — August 2017 (TBD)

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

  • Galaxy Forum Europe — 2017 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Mexico — 2017 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Canada — 2017 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Chile, Santiago — 2017 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum India, Bengaluru — 2017 (TBD)

  • Galaxy Forum Africa, Cape Town — 2017 (TBD)

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

  • Galaxy Forum Antarctica — 2018 (TBD)

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Galaxy Forum China 2017 — Beijing

Monday 5 June (14:00-17:00) @ Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China

Sponsored by:
International Lunar Observatory Association

Co-sponsored by:
International Astronautical Federation
Chinese Society of Astronautics

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

Session Details
Introduction and Welcome
Part 1: Astronomy from the Moon  
NAOC: Wang Jing, LUT Lunar Astronomy with the LUT on Chang’e-3 lander, Future Projects
India: P. Sreekumar, IIA TBD
Southeast Asia: C. Kunjaya of ITB or B. Soonthornthum of NARIT TBD
ILOA:  Steve Durst ILO-1 Galaxy First Light Imaging
— Moderated Panel Discussion 1
Break
Part 2: International Human Moon Missions
National:
Canada: Gilles Leclerc, Director General at CSA (or representative) (Canada Interest in Providing Payloads and Technology for Missions to Moon)
China: Dr.Guo Linli, Inst. of Manned Space System Engineering, CAST China’s lunar base conceptual design and application
USA: Andrew Aldrin, Director, Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation (USA / International Human Moon Missions)
Europe
Independent:
ILOA: Steve Durst ILOA Human Service Mission
Moon Express (by video)
Canadensys (Supporting Human Activities on the Lunar Surface and in Cislunar Space)
— Moderated Panel Discussion 2
Media / Public Q&A
Conclusions / Looking Forward

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.