Galaxy Forum Hainan 2018: China

4-7 December at Hilton Wenchang on Hainan Island, China

Themes: International Human Moon Missions, and Astronomy from the Moon

Goals of the Meeting

  • To help realize Humans on the Moon as soon as reasonably possible
  • Advance the New Frontier of Astronomy from the Moon
  • Identify and support missions, enterprises, individuals and resources most needed
  • Network and synergize all of the aforementioned into an effective and successful way forward
  • Enable Solar System Expansion through development of lunar settlement, technologies, and human-rated landers

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, 4 December
16:00 – 19:30 Registration and Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 5 December
8:00-8:45 Registration
9:00-9:40 Opening Ceremony: ILOA – Steve Durst, IAF – Christian Feichtinger, CSA, CSA / ASC – Gilles Leclerc, Dignitaries
9:40-10:00 Conference Photo
10:00-10:45 Hainan Culture Performance
11:00-12:00 Keynotes:
Dr. Andy Aldrin ‘USA / International Human Moon Missions’
Prof. Ziyuan Ouyang ‘China / International Astronomy from the Moon’
Dr. Giuseppe Reibaldi ‘Europe / International Moon Village’
12:00-14:00 Sponsored Luncheon theme “First Women on the Moon
planned panel with So-yeon Yi and other women Astronauts from China, Japan, USA
14:00-17:00 Astronomy from the Moon session [chaired by Maohai Huang and Yuki Takahashi]
featuring NAOC / CAS, Europe [Heino Falcke], USA, India [Joice Mathew], JAXA and Panel Discussion
18:00-20:00 ILOA / Sponsored Dinner

Thursday, 6 December
8:30-12:00 International Human Moon Missions: National
Canada, China, USA [David Schrunk], Europe [Maria Antonietta Perino], Japan, India, Russia, Southeast Asia [Jonathan Hung], S Korea
12:00-14:00 Sponsored Luncheon
14:00-15:20 International Human Moon Missions: Commercial
Canadensys Aerospace [Chris Sallaberger], Moon Express [Bob Richards], ispace [Takeshi Hakamada], Astrobotic*, Blue Origin*
15:20-16:40 International Human Moon Missions: International
Intl. Lunar Exploration Working Group [Bernard Foing], Intl. Space Exploration Coordination Group [Naoki Sato], Intl. Lunar Decade*, Intl. MoonBase Alliance [Henk Rogers]
16:40-17:25 Discussions and Resolutions
18:00-20:00 ILOA / Sponsored Dinner

Friday, 7 December
8:30-10:00 Wrap-up Sessions / Looking Forward / Mahalo / Thank You
10:00 Tour Wenchang Satellite Launch Center / Wenchang Space Park, Exhibit


Galaxy Forum Registration:

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Extended Early Registration US$495 available until 20 Sep 2018

Standard Registration US$595 from 20 Sep – 20 Nov 2018

Late Registration US$695 from 20 Nov – 4 Dec 2018


Please send an email to to receive a PayPal invoice for the following options:

  • Student Registration US$250
    • includes access to all sessions, meals, social program, tour
  • One Day Registration US$250
    • please specify which day
    • includes access to all sessions, meals, social program for single day
  • Guest Registration US$195
    • please specify associated registered participant
    • guest pass to accompany registered participant to non-session activities only (opening ceremony, meals, social events, tour)

Hotel Reservations:

Hilton Wenchang
28 Ziwei Road,
Longlou Town, Wenchang 571333 China
TEL: +86-898-3199-8888
Toll Free: 1-800-774-1500

  • All sessions held in Lan Yue 揽月 “Catch the Moon” Ballroom.
  • Hotel room is NOT included in Galaxy Forum Registration.
  • Long March rocket launch could affect hotel prices.

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