Galaxy Forum China 2024 Hainan

 8-12 December 2024
at Hilton Wenchang on Hainan Island, China

This global / Interglobal event, with main themes International Human Moon Landings andAstronomy from the Moon is being organized by International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA Hawai’i), Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC), with co-sponsors International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Hainan Association for Science and Technology (HAST) and Moon Village Association (MVA), with support from Deep Space Exploration Lab (DSEL).

Conference Goals
This Galaxy Forum focuses on issues of astronautics and astronomy, conducts in-depth discussions on advanced developments for helping understand and realize human Moon landings in the coming decades by identifying and supporting vital missions, enterprises, individuals and resources. The Forum will also serve to the further the new frontier of astronomy from the Moon and expand international cooperation in research, business and education through collaboration, data sharing and networking worldwide.

Forum Participants
Experts from scientific research institutions, colleges, companies in the field of aerospace and astronomy, representatives from media and cultural education. Around 100-200 participants in total. At least 15 young professionals / post-doc researchers under 45.

  • International participants needing Visas for their stay in China should contact ILOA and provide their full name, organization / affiliation, city and country to obtain invitation letter from Chinese Society of Astronautics (local organizer).
  • International Registration fees for participants will be collected on this website by ILOA (details coming soon)
  • Chinese Registration fees will be collected by Chinese Society of Astronautics (details coming soon)

More information coming soon (Update 19 June 2024).


Registration includes access to:

      • All technical sessions, keynotes, receptions
      • 3 Dinners, 4 Luncheons
      • Tour of Wenchang Launch Center (TBD) / Space Park and Exhibit from where China / International Astronauts 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
wenchang.info@hilton.com

      • Sessions held in Shenzhou 神 舟 “Divine Land” and Lanyue 揽月 “Catch the Moon” Ballrooms.
      • Hotel room (includes breakfast) is NOT included in Galaxy Forum Registration and reservations must be made separately.
      • A scheduled rocket launch will increase hotel room price for 1 day.

Click here for Visa information for Hainan, China