Galaxy Forum USA 2019: Silicon Valley — 4 July (09:30-11:30) @ Embassy Suites Santa Clara
ILOA Galaxy Forum USA 2019: Silicon Valley, held July 4 2019
(eve of the 43rd anniversary of the founding of Space Age Publishing) was an outstanding gathering with 40+ attendees. With the theme ‘The 7th and 8th Continents: Antarctica, The Moon and Beyond’, presentations where given by:
Michelle Hanlon of For All Moonkind
Dr. Chris Mckay of NASA Ames
Steve Durst of SPC
Edward Young of Kavli Institute
Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2019: Kona — 29 March (15:30 – 17:30) @ Hawaiʻi Community College, Pālamanui, Kailua-Kona
The first ILOA Galaxy Forum of 2019 was held at the Hawai’i Community College Pālamanui Campus in Kailua-Kona. Over 40 participants made this a lively and energetic community gathering, with presentations on Local, Lunar, Galaxy and Star matters.
CFHT Director Doug Simons presents on CFHT / Maunakea Observatories Education Outreach Programs:
Kyla Edison shares 2019 STARS STEM program from PISCES:
ILOA Director Steve Durst updates on ILOA 4 Moon Missions, Astronomy from the Moon, and ILOA HQ:
Louise Riofrio talks on the Speed of Light:
Galaxy Forum USA 2018 — Silicon Valley
July 4 at Embassy Suites Santa Clara, CA USA in the Delegate Room
Join us in this free and informative event to learn more about:
Astronomy from the Moon
ILOA Galaxy Imaging Program
First Women on the Moon
Galaxy Forum Registration:
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Galaxy Forum USA 2016 — Silicon Valley
Saturday 2 July (9:30 am – 11:30 am) @ The Delegate Room, Embassy Suites Hotel in Santa Clara
This Galaxy Forum launches the 4th of July Weekend with an energetic and uplifting program:
Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of ILOA, it is an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development around the world.
Galaxy Forums are public events specifically 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 STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.
- Almost 70 Galaxy Forums, with a total of about 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.
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.
Galaxy Forum USA 2015
Friday 3 July 2015 (9am – 12 noon) @ Consulate Room at Embassy Suites, Santa Clara, CA, USA
The theme for Galaxy Forum USA this year is “NewHorizons@Pluto, Juno@Jupiter, Apollo@50 and SpaceAge/SPC@40”
Apollo@50 — Human Exploration of the Solar System in the 21st Century — Dr. Chris McKay, NASA
Juno@Jupiter — Steven M. Levin, Ph.D., Juno Project Scientist, NASA – JPL
NewHorizons@Pluto — New Horizons Encounters Pluto July 14 — PI Alan Stern, Recorded Presentation from Galaxy Forum New York City
SpaceAge/SPC@40 — Space Age Publishing Company — 40 Years and Beyond
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.
Galaxy Forum USA 2013 – Santa Clara, California
Thursday 4 July 2013 (9:30am-11:30am) @ Embassy Suites in Santa Clara
Galaxy Forum USA 2013: Galaxy Education, Galaxy Exploration and Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century celebrates USA Independence Day with a focus on our home, the Milky Way Galaxy and the future that it holds for humanity. Last year’s inspiring Galaxy Forum USA in Silicon Valley was attended by about fifty teachers, researchers, NASA scientists and interested members of the public.
The program features:
Growing Galaxies: Mariska Kriek, University of California, Berkeley
ILOA First Light Galaxy Imaging and Exploration
Steve Durst, Founding Director, ILOA and SpaceAge Publishing Co.
Surface Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies: Challenges and Prospects
Marco Pavone, Asst Professor, Stanford University
Pioneering Businesses with Galactic Aspirations
Tony Cardoza of Cardoza-Bungey Travel in Palo Alto, Accredited Space Agent for Virgin Galactic
Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance Galaxy 21st Century Education. Specifically 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 and 21st Century Education. Interactive panel discussions follow and efforts are made to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge. Galaxy Forums have been held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Kansas and New York.
The ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated as a non-profit in Hawaii to advance human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon.
Also check out: NewSpace 2013 Conference on July 25-27 in Silicon Valley — The next disruptive innovation is already underway and it is in space.
Galaxy Forum USA 2012 – San Jose, California
Wednesday 4 July 2012 (9:30-11:30am) @ The Tech Museum of Innovation
(Credits: ILOA, SETI, Akira Fujii / David Malin, Virgin Galactic, Galaxy Garden)
Galaxy Forum USA 2012: Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise celebrates USA Independence Day with a return to The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. ILOA Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance 21st century Education. Luminaries of science, education and commerce present with educators, astronomers, students and interested community members in attendance. Interactive panel discussions follow and efforts are made to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge. The Tech is an ideal venue for this type of 21st Century Galaxy event and we welcome an exceptional array of participants, including:
Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute: Science Searches for ET
Paul A. Gilster, Writer/Editor of ‘Centauri Dreams’: Galaxy Destinations
Steve Durst, ILOA / Space Age Publishing Co. Founder: ILOA Galaxy First Light Imaging and Exploration
Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century: Pioneering Businesses with Galactic Aspirations
Tony Cardoza of Cardoza-Bungey Travel in Palo Alto: Accredited Space Agent for Virgin Galactic
Jon Lomberg Artistic Director for Carl Sagan’s COSMOS: A Galaxy Garden for California
Eleonora Babayants, Galaxy Consulting in Redwood City
Galaxy Forum USA 2011
Saturday July 2 2011 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation – San Jose, California
Galaxy Forum USA 2011, sponsored by the ILOA and hosted at The Tech Museum of Innovation was a successful continuation of our mission to advance Galaxy education and enterprise in the 21st Century.
The event included 60+ participants from the astronautics, science and education communities of California. Much discussion arose from the informative presentations by:
Dr. Louis Friedman on LightSail-1: Solar Sailing The Milky Way
Steve Durst on International Lunar Observatory (ILO) Galaxy First Light Imaging Program
Jon Lomberg on Galaxy Garden for California (via Telecon)
Lynda Turley Garrett on Virgin Galactic
Eleonora Babayants on Pioneering Businesses With Galactic Aspirations
Below are some of the photos from the event.
(Credit: ILOA, Gary Reyes)
See our print ad for the event.
Galaxy Forum USA 2010
4 July 2010 @ the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California
- Dr. Randolf Klein, UC Berkeley: The Galactic Matter Cycle and Star Formation (4.62 MB)
- Pamela Harman, SETI Institute ASSET Program: Teaching Astrobiology (1.61 MB)
- Ryan Nurmela and Michael Finnegan, Quantum Camp: Comprehending Quantum
- Patrick Hamill, Department of Physics & Astronomy, San Jose State University: A Lunar Earth Observatory (19.6 KB)
- Steve Durst, Space Age Publishing Company, International Lunar Observatory Association – Founder: International Lunar Observatory (ILO) Galaxy First Light Imaging Program (4.23 MB) and Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century: Pioneering Businesses With Galactic Aspirations (920 KB)
Galaxy Forum USA – San Jose, California
Saturday 4 July 2009 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation
Speakers (you can download their presentation in PDF format):
- Chris Mckay, Planetary Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center “Human Exploration of the Moon & Mars: To Boldly Stay” (2.24MB)
- Jon Lomberg, Art Director for Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”; Hawai‘i Island Artist: “The Galaxy Garden of Hawaii: Opportunities for Participation”
- Fred Bourgeois, Google Lunar X Prize FREDNET Team Founder & Leader: One People, One Planet (602KB)
- Doug Vakoch, SETi Institute, Director of Interstellar Message Composition
- Yvonne Clearwater, NASA Project Manager and Principal Investigator, NASA Ames Research Center: “New Media Innovation in Galaxy Education”
- Steve Durst, Space Age Publishing Company, International Lunar Observatory Association – Founder: “International Lunar Observatory (ILO) Galaxy First Light Imaging Program” (2.04MB)
Click here to view the Galaxy Forum USA 4 July annoucement and download the flyer.
Galaxy Forum USA 2008
4 July 2008 @ Santa Clara Hilton – Santa Clara, California
Click here to download 1st Announcement. (264 KB PDF)
- Jon Lomberg: The Galaxy Garden of Hawaii
- Yuki Takahashi: Galaxy Observation from the South Pole (2.2 MB PDF)
- Steve Durst: ILO Galaxy First Light Imaging Program (6.39 MB PDF)
- Donald Goldsmith: The Dark Side of the Milky Way (1.0 MB PDF)