Galaxy Forum Hainan 2023: China

— 3-Day Conference Re-set to NET 2023 [TBD] —

ILOA Galaxy Forum Hainan 2020 confirms its postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. It is with great concern and respect, regret and responsibility, that such action is necessary given this grave challenge to individual and global health and well-being.

Our ILOA sincerely apologizes for the major inconvenience, disappointment and cost of such postponement, and will look and plan ahead to a new tentative date of April 2021 TBC for this major Galaxy Forum Hainan global / Interglobal event, with main theme “International Human Moon Landings” and “Astronomy from the Moon”.

Galaxy Forum Hainan
at Hilton Wenchang on Hainan Island, China

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

For program in Chinese, please click here: 中文程序在这里找到

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 21st Century technologies, human-rated planetary landers and lunar settlement


Day One
16:00-19:30 Registration and Welcome Reception

Day Two
8:00-8:45 Registration
9:00-10:30 Welcomes, Opening Ceremony with Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin*, ILOA [S. Durst], CSA [Y. Wang], IAF [C. Feichtinger], ASC-CSA [G. Leclerc*], CAS, NAOC [S. Xue]
10:30-11:00 Conference Photo / Media Opportunity
11:00-12:00 Keynotes
– Wu Weiren, China National Space Administration (TBD)*
– Aline Decadi, Moon Village Association
– Rick Tumlinson, EarthLight Foundation
12:00-14:00 Sponsored Luncheon theme “First Women on the Moon” with Naoko Yamazaki, Soyeon Yi*, Shawna Pandya, Aline Decadi, Wendy Crumrine & Pavithra Manghaipathy
14:00-17:40 Astronomy from the Moon session [moderators M. Huang, Y. Takahashi] featuring China [L. Chen], Europe [J. Zarnecki], USA [S. Durst], India [J. Murthy, M. Safonova], Russia [M. Sachkov], S Korea [M. Jeong], Southeast Asia [B. Soonthornthum, C. Kunjaya], Panel Discussion
18:30-20:00 ILOA / Sponsored Dinner / Hainan Cultural Performance

Day Three
8:30-12:40 International Human Moon Landings: National

  • China [W. Weiren, S. Weigang*]
  • USA [D. Schrunk]
  • Europe [M. Antonietta Perino]
  • Japan [N. Sato]
  • Russia [M. Sazhin]
  • Philippines [C. Mandigma]
  • Canada [G. Leclerc*]
  • Africa [C. Viberti]
  • India [P. Sreekumar, ISRO*]
  • Korea [T. S. Lee]
  • Southeast Asia [J. Hung]

12:40-14:00 Sponsored Luncheon theme Hainan Space & Astronomy Education featuring Hainan, Mainland China and Beijing Students

14:00-14:45 International Human Moon Landings: Commercial

  • Canadensys Aerospace [C. Sallaberger]
  • Silicon Valley Space Center [S. Casey]
  • Spacebit [P. Tanasyuk*]
  • Planetary Transportation Systems*
  • Intuitive Machines*
  • ispace*
  • SpaceIL*
  • Team Indus*

15:10-16:45 International Human Moon Landings: International

  • Intl. Space Exploration Coordination Group [N. Sato]
  • Moon Village Association [A. Decadi]
  • Intl. Lunar Exploration Working Group [B. Foing]
  • Intl. Lunar Decade [V. Beldavs]

16:40-17:30 Discussions and Resolutions
18:00-20:00 ILOA / Sponsored Dinner theme Southeast Asia Lunar Communications TBD

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

Registration includes access to:

      • All keynotes, sessions, receptions
      • 2 Dinners, 2 Luncheons, Coffee / Coconut Breaks
      • Tour of Wenchang Launch Center (TBD) / Space Park and Exhibit from where China / International Astronauts likely will launch to the Moon
      • 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
Phone: +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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