Galaxy Forums 2013

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Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2013 – Waimea

Tuesday 19 November 2013 (5-7pm) @ Waimea Community Education, Kamuela, Hawai`i

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ILOA is launching its Galaxy Map 2013 – an innovative new resource for 21st Century Education – into local schools. This publication, over 1 year in development, is being made available to teachers and educators across Hawaii and around the world. In addition to presentations from local educators about integrating space and science into the classrooms and curriculum, there will be a feature astronomy presentation and an update on the ILOA Global HQ development campaign.

The program features:

A Galaxy Map for Every Class — Steve Durst, Founding Director ILOA / Galaxy Forum and Space Age Publishing Company

NAOC Frontiers of Astronomy & Galaxy Research — Maohai Huang, National Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Space Across the Curriculum — Robert Zellner, Teacher at Kanu o ka `Aina New Century School

 Astronomy, Asteroids & Software — Lysha Matsunobu, Student at Parker School

ILOA Global HQ Development Campaign — Joseph Sulla, ILOA / SPC

ILOA Galaxy 21st Century Education, Exploration and Enterprise — Phil Merrell, ILOA / SPC

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Galaxy Forum New York 2013 – Scarsdale

Friday 11 October 2013 (morning) @ Little Theatre, Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale Public Schools

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ILOA joined the community of Scarsdale High School students, teachers, administrators and alums in the 1960, 1961 and 1962 Classes — at the 3rd annual Galaxy Forum SHS.

Dr. Denton Ebel, Curator / Chair of the Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC gave the feature presentation on the current high-profile concern with Asteroids in matters of Science, Resources and Security.

Galaxy Forums public events with presentations, panel discussions and attendee participation. Efforts are made to integrate local cultures, perspectives, and traditional knowledge. Galaxy Forums have been held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York. Steve Durst organized Galaxy Forum Scarsdale to bring this innovative 21st Century Education to his alma mater.

Steve Durst celebrated his 50th SHS 1961 Class Reunion with the 1st Galaxy Forum at SHS on September 23 2011. Last year’s 50th SHS 1962 Reunion starting October 5, 2012, continued the Galaxy Forum SHS program with Jeff Hoffman, 5-time Shuttle Astronaut and SHS 1962 alum, sharing his experience repairing the Hubble Space Telescope.

Plans are ongoing for a possible expansion of Galaxy Forum New York via collaboration with a prominent science education institution in New York City in 2014.

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Galaxy Forum China 2013 – Beijing

Sunday 22 September 2013 (1:30-5:00pm) @ Room 308, China National Convention Center

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With theme “Human Moon Missions: Giant Steps Into The Galaxy”, the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) joined IAC scientists, explorers and entrepreneurs to consider 21st Century education and enterprise at Galaxy Forum China 2013 – Beijing. ILOA, based in Hawai`i and an IAF member, supports human understanding of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and hosts Galaxy Forums to help develop this understanding and realize its 4 Moon missions – robotic and human.

A fusion of astrophysics and astronautics, the ILOA Galaxy Forum previews Human Moon intentions of major spacefaring nations China, India, Russia and Japan, of nations with rising lunar aspirations Brazil, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, France, Germany, Canada, amongst others, and of the remarkable enterprises at the forefront of the global Lunar Renaissance: ILOA, Golden Spike Company, Shackleton Energy Company, Google Lunar X-Prize competitors.

Galaxy Forums are public events with presentations, panel discussions and attendee participation. Efforts are made to integrate local cultures, perspectives, and traditional knowledge. Galaxy Forums have been held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.

Galaxy & Moon: Space Exploration and Astronomy Frontiers — Dr. Jin Zhu of Beijing Planetarium

UV Camera Aboard Chang’e-3 Moon Lander — P.I. Prof. Jianyan Wei of NAOC

Lunar PALACE — Leyuan Li, PHD Candidate of Beihang University

Future of Korea Space Program — Dr. Joo-jin Lee, Fmr. President of KARI

(coming soon)

Proposal for Human Mission to Earth-Moon L2 — Tatsuhiro Nozue of Japan Manned Space Systems Corp

Brazil National Space Program 2013-2021 — Prof. Jose Monserrat, Director of Brazil Space Agency

ILOA Human Moon Missions and 21st Century Education, Exploration and Enterprise — Phil Merrell of ILOA

Golden Spike Company: An Overview — Dr. Alan Stern, President of GSC

Shackleton Energy Company: Fueling the Space Frontier — Jim Keravala, COO of SEC

Moon Express: Establish New Avenues for Commercial Space Activities — Dr. Bob Richards of Moon Express


The Galaxy Forum received page 2 coverage in the China Daily newspaper on Monday September 23.

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Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2013 – Hilo

Saturday 17 August 2013 (9am-1pm) @ University of Hawaii – Hilo, STB Room 118

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Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2013 — Galaxy 21st Century Education: Setting Sail for the Stars, a free public event hosted by the International Lunar Observatory Association and the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems.

The program features

Pacific Aloha Offshore Spaceport: Space Access for Hawaii in the 21st Century – Steve Durst, Founding Director ILOA / Galaxy Forum, Space Age Publishing Company

PSA - 3-19-2013

ILOA Galaxy 1st Light for 21st Century Education and Exploration – Phil Merrell, ILOA Galaxy Forum

Galaxy Map for Every Class – Introduction of a leading edge Galaxy 21st Century Education tool and reference chart for the new dimension beyond our world and Solar System

The ILOA Global Headquarters Development Campaign – Joseph Sulla, ILOA Director

With Special Presentations from:

Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) – John Hamilton, PISCES EPO and Logistics Manager, UHH Astronomy Professor

Hawai`i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) – Kim Binsted, UH-NASA Astrobiology Institute Co-Investigator

These projects, particularly the Pacific Space Access initiative, have the potential to elevate the State of Hawaii’s position as a global leader in astronomy, technology and space science / education.

As the ILOA looks upward to the stars and forward to the future we ask for your participation and guidance in helping to achieve the highest standards of excellence in Hawaii education, enterprise and exploration.

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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2013 – Hutchinson

Saturday 27 July 2013 (1-3pm) @ Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

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Galaxy Forum Kansas is co-sponsored by the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation, Space Age Publishing Company and the International Lunar Observatory Association. Founded in 2001 and an affiliate of the Kansas Space Grant Consortium since 2003, Ad Astra Kansas is an information resource focusing on high-tech and space research in the state of Kansas. The foundations primary mission is to Advancing the Kansas State Motto, Ad Astra Per Aspera, for the benefit of Kansas, America and the World.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating Limited, please RSVP to jeanettesteinert@att.net.

Program:

Intro to the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation — sponsor of today’s event— its mission and future projects.

VOYAGER (Are We There Yet?) — We might be–according to Dr. Thomas Armstrong, NASA co-investigator on the Voyager project for its entire 35 years. In this update to last year’s presentation, find out from Armstrong the latest information which leads many scientists to think Voyager I has entered interstellar space and what they are finding out.

EXPLORING SPACE WEATHER—The Van Allen Storm Probes Everyone is familiar with changes in the Earth’s weather, but weather also occurs in space. Changes in the Sun’s energy flow cause changes in the space environment near Earth. Twin probes launched last August are recording data to quantify the processes that generate the radiation belts and cause them to change. Learn how this affects our space-based and ground-based technologies. Learn what scientists are looking to find out from veteran NASA scientists Dr. Thomas Armstrong and/or Dr. Jerry Manweiller.

FROM UNDERSTANDING BASIC PARTICLE PHYSICS —to exploring the Universe During the first half of 2013, a number of startling advances in astro-particle physics have been announced. In addition to this–the next ultra large cosmic ray experiment is being developed, regions of the world (including southwest Kansas) tested for their suitability to host such an experiment. In this talk you will get a brief introduction of the ideas of particle physics and how they are being transformed into astro-particle measurements to further understand the Universe and the forces within it.

*Professional Development credit is available.

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Galaxy Forum USA 2013 – Santa Clara, California

Thursday 4 July 2013 (9:30am-11:30am) @ Embassy Suites in Santa Clara

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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

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Panel Discussion

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.

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Galaxy Forum Canada – Vancouver

Saturday 25 May 2013 (1:30-4:30pm) @ CIBC Room, BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus

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Galaxy Forum Canada 2013 with the theme Human Moon Missions: Giant Steps into the Galaxy brings together Leaders and Innovators working on projects to extend Human exploration and enterprise to the Moon. These steps toward Galaxy / Solar System competence will bring great opportunities and rewards not only for those who choose to push boundaries on the Space frontier, but for everyone on Earth.

Canada has much to contribute — in addition to proven success innovating extremely effective space systems and robotics, like the well known and much loved CanadARM, Canadian Astronaut and ISS Commander Chris Hadfield has very successfully conducted on-orbit science, education and outreach.

The program includes:

Welcome Address

ILOA Human Service Mission: Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise

Steve Durst, Founding Director ILOA and Space Age Publishing Company

Canada to the Moon: Galaxy Science and Lunar Enterprise

Alain Berinstain, President, Psyence.ca; former Director, Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy at the Canadian Space Agency

Mining the Moon: Applying Canadian Expertise to the New Frontier of Resource Utilization

John Chapman, J.A. Chapman Mining Services

Moon Express: Pioneering the Lunar Frontier

Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards, Co-Founder & CEO, Moon Express Inc.; Founder & Trustee, International Space University; Founding Trustee, Singularity University

The Golden Spike Company — An Overview

S. Alan Stern (virtual presence), President & CEO, The Golden Spike Company

Shackleton Energy Company: Fueling the Space Frontier

Jim Keravala (virtual presence), COO, Shackleton Energy Company

Expert Panel Discussion

ILOA Hosted Dinner for Distinguished Participants

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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.

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Galaxy Forum South America 2013 – Brazil

Tuesday 14 May 2013 (3:30-6:30pm) @ Planetarium of the City of Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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ILOA continued inaugural series of Galaxy Forum South America in Brazil. This event is conducted in collaboration with the National Astrophysics Laboratory (LNA) and the Planetarium Foundation of the City of Rio de Janiero. Also joining the forum is SpaceMETA, one of only two teams on the continent competing in the US$30M Google Lunar X PRIZE.

Brazil, with a population of almost 200 million, is set to become the only non-European member of the pioneering world-class organization known as European Southern Observatory and is also working to rekindle its astronautics / space launch enterprise at Alcantara. In the coming years Brazil should emerge as a major contributor to space science and exploration.

The program includes:

Astronomy and Education of the National Astrophysics Laboratory of Brazil – Dr. Alberto Ardila of LNA

ILOA Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise in the 21st Century

– Steve Durst, Founding Director ILOA and SpaceAge Publishing Co.

SpaceMETA: Brazil’s First Lunar Mission – Sergio Cabral Cavalcanti of SpaceMETA

Education activities of the Planetarium Foundation – Dr. Bruno Mendonça of the Planetarium

Expert Panel Discussion

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 Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Hawaii, Kansas and New York.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to info@iloa.org or call 1-808-885-3474 for more info.

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Galaxy Forum South America 2013 – Chile

Friday 10 May 2013 (5:00-8:00pm) @ Cerro Calan, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

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The inaugural Galaxy Forum South America in Chile was an excellent success. ILOA organizinged the event in collaboration with the University of Chile Department of Astronomy. We have representation from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillitmer Array (ALMA), as well as a special cultural session focused on the indigenous astronomical perspectives, traditions and architecture of the area.

Chile continues to maintain a position at the leading edge of Astronomy, hosting 42% of current global astronomy infrastructure, a figure projected to rise to 70% by 2018. The high and dry 181,300-square kilometer Atacama Desert region is home to some of the latest developments including ALMA currently being constructed at 5,000 meters above sea level in the Chajnantor plateau.

The program includes:

Welcome Address – Rene Mendez, Director DAS UChile

ILOA Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise in the 21st Century

– Steve Durst, Founding Director ILOA

Star Formation in the Milky Way Galaxy – Diego Mardones, Prof DAS UChile

Milky Way Satellites and Globular Clusters – Ricardo Muñoz, Prof DAS UChile

ESO Astronomy and Galaxy Science in the 21st Century – Fernando Comeron, Full Astronomer at ESO

The Universe of Our Elders, Ethno-Astronomy Research

– Valeria Foncea, ALMA /Jimena Cruz, Researcher

Expert Panel Discussion

Star Party – Telescope Observations and Demonstrations

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 Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Hawaii, Kansas and New York.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to info@iloa.org or call 1-808-885-3474 for more info.

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Galaxy Forum Europe 2013 – Strasbourg

Friday 5 April 2013 (9:30am-5:30pm) @ International Space University, Central Campus, Strasbourg, France

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The ILOA is excited to collaborate the International Space University on this pioneering event for Galaxy 21st Century Education. This full day Galaxy Forum includes expert presentations, hands-on teacher workshops, a spacecraft tour and a panel discussion. ISU, founded in 1987, is the world’s only university exclusively devoted to the study of space. With a Central Campus in the suburbs of the beautiful, medieval city of Strasbourg, it offers graduate-level programs and has over 3,000 alumni worldwide. ISU’s first Chancellor was the late Sir Arthur Clarke while its current Chancellor is Professor Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA.

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The Program included:

 Jean-François Clervoy, ESA Astronaut Corps, 3 NASA Shuttle missions, President of Novespace


Dr. Benoit Famaey, Strasbourg Observatory, formerly ESO: Dark Matter in Galaxies

Core Workshops

Joachim Koppen, Strasbourg Observatory, ISU: The Radio Universe

Hugh Hill, Associate Professor at ISU: Experimental Microgravity

Core Presentations

Steve Durst, Director, ILOA: Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise in the 21st Century

Hugh Hill, Associate Professor at ISU: Human Missions to Europa and Titan, Why not?

 Hajime Yano, JAXA: Solar System Exploration: A review of the Hyabusa and Icarus
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Nikolai Tolyarenko, Emeritus Professor: Guided Tour of The Excaliber Almaz Spacecraft

Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance Galaxy 21st Century Education. 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 Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Japan, Europe, Africa, Hawaii, Kansas and New York.
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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2013 – Singapore

Saturday 9 March 2013 (9:00am-12:30pm) @ Science Centre Singapore

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This 1st Southeast Asia regional Galaxy Forum was held in Singapore, a veritable microcosm of the intense diversity that is Southeast Asia. The event will feature expert presentations on the theme Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise. Participating organizations include: the Astronomy Department at the Institute of Technology in Bandung, Indonesia; the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand; Madrasah Al-Irsyad Al-Islamiah, an innovative and modern school within the iconic Singapore Islamic Hub; the Malaysia National Space Agency (ANGKASA) Division of Space Science Education; National University of Singapore; and The Astronomy Society of Singapore.

ILOA 2013 Galaxy Poster for 21st Century Education is an innovative global resource representing the next dimension beyond maps of the World and Solar System. The poster, intended primarily for classroom use, features a full color Milky Way Galaxy schematic developed from the latest research, helpful statistical / reference tables, and enlightening cultural perspectives from around the world. Join us at Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2013 and receive a free print for your school.

Program:

Assoc Prof, Dr. Lim Tit Meng, CEO, Science Centre Singapore: Welcome Address

Steve Durst, Director / Editor, ILOA / SPC: Galaxy Education, Galaxy Exploration and Galaxy Enterprise in the 21st Century

Assoc Prof, Dr. Phil Chan, Professor, NUS: Galaxy Research and 21st Century Astronomy Education

Noor Isham, Vice Principal MAIAI: Significance of Universe and Cosmos System in Muslim Consciousness

Dr. KK Cheong, President, TASOS: Astronomy, Calendar and Society

Dr. Chatief Kunjaya, Professor, Astronomy-IT Bandung: Indonesia and SEA Astronomy Network

Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, Pairash Thajchayapong, NARIT: Developing Galaxy Science / Astronomy in Thailand and ASEAN

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Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance Galaxy 21st Century Education. 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 Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Japan, Europe, Africa, Hawaii, Kansas and New York.

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