Galaxy Forum Hainan: China

* RE-SET TO LATE 2019 – EARLY 2020 (TBD)*

New “Save the Date” Coming Soon

Postponed to Late 2019 (tbd) – about the time Long March 5 will be re-set to launch Chang’E-5 from Hainan / Wenchang SLC to the Moon. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may have caused, and hope you can join us at this significant event in Hainan !



Galaxy Forum Hainan

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

16:00 – 19:30 Registration and Welcome Reception

8:00-8:45 Registration
9:00-10:30 Welcomes, Opening Ceremony: Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin, China 1st Astronaut Yang Liwei, ILOA [Steve Durst], CSA [Yiran Wang], IAF [Christian Feichtinger], ASC-CSA [Gilles Leclerc]
10:30-11:00 Conference Photo
11:00-12:00 Keynotes:
Prof. Ziyuan Ouyang ‘China Chang’e Program / International Astronomy from the Moon’
Ms. Emeline De Antonio ‘Europe / International Moon Village’
Dr. David Schrunk ‘Independent / USA / International Human Moon Missions’
12:00-14:00 Sponsored Luncheon theme “First Women on the Moon” panel with Soyeon Yi and Naoko Yamazaki [via Video Conference], and Liu Yang or Wang Yaping, other Astronauts from USA, China, Japan; and 1st Women on the Moon Essay Contest Winner
14:00-17:00 Astronomy from the Moon session [moderators Maohai Huang, Yuki Takahashi] featuring NAOC / CAS, Europe [Heino Falcke], USA, India [Margarita Safonova], JAXA, Panel
18:00-20:00 ILOA / Sponsored Dinner / Hainan Cultural Performance

8:30-12:00 International Human Moon Missions: National
Canada, China, USA [Dr. Aldrin], Europe [Maria Antonietta Perino], Japan, India, Russia, Southeast Asia [Jonathan Hung], S Korea
12:00-14:00 Sponsored Luncheon ILOA Southeast Asia Partnership panel with 1st Malaysia Astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Jonathan Hung [Singapore], Boonrucksar Soonthornthum [Thailand], Ir. Arry Buchori [Indonesia]
14:00-15:20 International Human Moon Missions: Commercial
Canadensys Aerospace [Chris Sallaberger], Moon Express [Bob Richards], ispace [Takeshi Hakamada], Astrobotic*, SpaceIL*, Golden Spike*, Blue Origin*, OneSpace*, PTScientists*
15:20-16:40 International Human Moon Missions: International
Intl. Lunar Exploration Working Group [Bernard Foing], Intl. Space Exploration Coordination Group [Naoki Sato], Intl. MoonBase Alliance [Henk Rogers], Intl. Lunar Decade*
16:40-17:25 Discussions and Resolutions
18:00-20:00 ILOA / Sponsored Dinner

8:30-10:00 Wrap-up Sessions / Looking Forward / Mahalo / Thank You
10:00 Tour Wenchang Satellite Launch Center / Wenchang Space Park, Exhibit – request underway via Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA)


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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